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Why robots will build the cities of the future

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Robots on building sites could become common as firms look to replace their ageing workforces Shinichi Sakamoto is 57, and works for Shimizu, one of Japan’s biggest construction companies. He is part of a greying, and dwindling, workforce. “The thing is, statistics show a …

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Google executive leaves after sexual harassment claim

Image caption Richard DeVaul was a member of the team behind Alphabet’s Project Loon venture An executive at the X lab, set up by Google, has left his post after historical sexual harassment accusations against him were made public in the New York Times. Richard DeVaul is alleged to have …

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Can artificial intelligence help stop religious violence?

Image copyright Getty Images Software that mimics human society is being tested to see if it can help prevent religious violence. Researchers used artificial intelligence algorithms to simulate actions driven by sectarian divisions. Their model contains thousands of agents representing different ethnicities, races and religions. Norway and Slovakia are trialling …

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