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UV BOTS

A new h hos­pi­tal l san­i­ta­tion ro­bot can elim­i­nate vir­tu­ally all or­gan­isms in just 10 min­utes, us­ing the power of ul­tra­vi­o­let light. The iPT 3200 de­creased health­care-as­so­ci­ated in­fec­tions by 34 per cent in a six-month roll­out in a hos­pi­tal.

SPEED-WRIT­ING

Chi­nese on­line com­merce gi­ant Alibaba has de­buted a new AI copy­writ­ing tool. It uses deep learn­ing and lan­guage pro­cess­ing to learn from mil­lions of ex­ist­ing sam­ples to write prod­uct de­scrip­tions. It’s passed the Tur­ing test and can pro­duce 20,000 lines of copy per sec­ond.

GOOD­BYE, MAPS

Mercedes has a new aug­mented re­al­ity satel­lite nav­i­ga­tion sys­tem that films the area around you and over­lays easy-to-fol­low ar­rows point­ing ex­actly where you need to go. Say good­bye to con­fus­ing bird’s-eye map lay­outs.

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