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Start-up’s socially intelligent robot tech raises $2.5m

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Swedish startup raises $2.5 million for its socially intelligent robot

Furhat Robotics has raised $2.5 million for its socially intelligent robots which mimic human behaviour and display human-like social behaviour. The robotic system mimics human gesture and intonation and creates expressions using computer animation and projection. The technology can be potentially used for a number of ways and will have smartphone interaction and medical implications for the elderly and those with certain medical conditions. The star up has raised the sum in seed funding from Balderton Capital and LocalGlobe.

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Business struggle with jargon, reveals research

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Businesses professionals not familiar with technological terms, a research has revealed

Industry seems to be lacking an understanding of business related technical language, a research has found. This is despite the fact that these technologies have evolved years ago and are at advanced stages at present. Due to the fast changing technology, business professionals are unable to keep pace with key technologies and innovations affecting their sector and business. But business professionals are aware of the role of technology in driving business growth in their sector.

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Vodafone to invest in full-fibre network in the UK

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Vodafone plans to invest in full-fibre network in the UK if it finds partners to share costs

Vodafone will invest in full-fibre network in Britain if it finds partners to share the costs. It plans to lay ultrafast full-fibre broadband connections to homes and businesses in Britain. The mobile network operator plans to spend 2 billion euros on new full-fibre connections in Germany and also has invested in fixed line broadband networks in Italy, Portugal and Spain.

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