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Video: Robots turn from cute to creepy in the uncanny valley

Amy Gibbs 15 Feb 2018 3 minutes

Robot pets with their big eyes and loving replication of affection are adorable, but when robots start to replicate human qualities, like doing backflips and sweat… the pendulum swings to creepy. But why? The answer lives in the mysterious ‘uncanny valley’.

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Artificially sweet: The dark side of AI

Amy Gibbs 05 Feb 2018 14 minutes

Artificial intelligence is extolled as a potential saviour to the world’s most complex problems. But with its promise it also brings concerns. Are they surmountable or will the robot apocalypse lead to the downfall of humankind?

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Report: 2017 Global Innovation 1000

04 Dec 2017 8 minutes

A global trend towards economic nationalism means some of the world’s biggest R&D spenders will need to find new innovation tricks in order to compete, PwC Strategy&’s annual survey predicts.

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Infographic: The future (tech) of business

30 Nov 2017 2 minutes

Technology that arrives in the next few years and beyond must be planned for now if businesses want to provide contemporary experiences in the future.

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Report

How to get on board with driverless vehicles

Jeremy Thorpe Eshan Motwani 26 Sep 2017 10 minutes

New technologies can take some getting used to, particularly if they’re as radical as autonomous vehicles. PwC’s behavioural economics team lifts the hood of human decision-making to help usher in a warm welcome.

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Infographic: The evolution of robotics
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Infographic: The evolution of robotics

31 Aug 2017 2 minutes

Many of us grew up with robot toys, complete with flashing eyes and computer-generated voices. Now, these playthings are becoming real. Take a look at the history of robots.

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Article

Eight questions to manage the risk of robots

21 Aug 2017 6 minutes

Automating business processes with robotics can bring benefits to organisations looking to become more efficient and reduce costs, but what if the bots go bust? Setting up risk controls ahead of time will mitigate the risk.

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Article

Can robots create art?

Amy Gibbs 15 Aug 2017 11 minutes

From assisting creative professionals with daily tasks to helping make aesthetic decisions, artificial intelligence has its electronic sights set on the design world.

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Case Study

Operation Cloud Hopper: How PwC helped uncover a global cyber espionage campaign

Steve Ingram 14 Aug 2017 10 minutes

A whodunnit of major proportions, Operation Cloud Hopper was gathering information on a cyber espionage campaign. What it revealed was an unprecedented style of attack, affecting at least 14 countries and a complex chain of business relationships.

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