Don’t Be Afraid of Artificial Intelligence, Says Director of New UK Robotics Center | Scientific and technical news

A robot being used for research into Parkinson’s disease

The director of the UK’s largest and most advanced robotics center said society needed to prepare for the increased integration of robots, but should not fear the rise of artificial intelligence (AI). Stewart Miller, chief executive of the National Robotarium, which opens today in Edinburgh, told Sky News: “Inevitably there will be more robots in … Read more

League of Nations: Spain snatches the place of the final in Portugal, Ireland avoids humiliation | Nations League

Spain snatched a place in the last four of the Nations League after Álvaro Morata’s late goal secured a 1-0 victory Portugal in Braga to secure first place in their group. Portugal had dominated the game but Spain stayed in the game and in the 88th minute a long ball into the box from Dani … Read more

Exhausted Scotland resist Ukraine for Nations League promotion | Nations League

The nature of the cruelty to Scottish fans demonstrated how far their team has come. With a point needed from this match to seal promotion from Nations League B, to leapfrog England and jump into pot two for the next Euro 2024 draw, Steve Clarke’s makeshift side gave up in a way that deserves the … Read more

Do Alexa and Siri make our children DUMB?

Cambridge University researcher Dr Anmol Arora says this is because the technology only offers short and concise answers to questions, inappropriate responses and is unable to give feedback on their social skills.  Pictured: Amazon Echo

Alexa, Siri and Google Home could make children less intelligent and socially stunted, it has been claimed today. Voice-enabled devices, popular in homes around the world, allow users to ask questions and receive answers. But it can hamper young people’s learning skills, critical thinking and empathy, says Cambridge University researcher Dr Anmol Arora. Cambridge University … Read more

Exhausted Scotland resist Ukraine for Nations League promotion | Nations League

The nature of the cruelty to Scottish fans demonstrated how far their team has come. With a point needed from this game to seal promotion to Nations League B, to leapfrog arch-rivals England and to jump into pot two for the next Euro 2024 draw, Steve’s makeshift side Clarke gave up in a way that … Read more

World Cup worries rise for USA after draw with Saudis in Qatar’s latest tune-up | UNITED STATES

The United States ended their World Cup tune-up matches in unimpressive fashion, playing out a 0-0 draw against Saudi Arabia on Tuesday night in Murcia, Spain, which saw the oft-injured Gio Reyna , going out in the 30th minute due to muscle strain. . Christian Pulisic returned to the USA roster exhausted after missing Friday’s … Read more

England U21 3-1 Germany U21: Folarin Balogun, Conor Gallagher and Cole Palmer on target in friendly win | Soccer News

Cole Palmer scored a late third for England at Bramall Lane

The England U21s proved their qualities for Euro 2023 with an excellent 3-1 victory against the German U21s at Bramall Lane. Folarin Balogun’s seventh Under-21 goal, Conor Gallagher’s strike and Cole Palmer’s final third earned the Young Lions victory. Chelsea’s Gallagher led the recovery after Felix Nmecha’s opener to send Gareth Southgate another message of … Read more

Wiegman had ‘difficult conversations’ before dropping Euro 2022 trio | England women’s football team

Sarina Wiegman has admitted to having ‘difficult conversations’ this week after opting to leave Euro 2022 winners Beth England, Lotte Wubben-Moy and Nikita Parris out of her squad to face holders USA. World Cup and the Czech Republic next month. “There were tough conversations and tough choices,” said the England manager. “When you look at … Read more

Scientists detect nearby galaxy filled with dark matter

Sagittarius Galaxy

By Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe September 27, 2022 A small satellite galaxy (green globe at bottom left) of the Milky Way – called Sagittarius – has been observed from Earth through giant lobes of gamma radiation (aka Fermi bubbles, purple areas below and above of the galaxy). Although Sagittarius … Read more