During joint replacement surgery, the patient’s bones have to be sculpted so that the implant can be fitted securely. This robotic surgical device uses tracking arms to monitor the position of the patient’s bone and track the tip of the rotating burr being used to shave material away. It will restrain the burr if the surgeon attempts to remove bone from the wrong location.
Product: Acrobot Sculptor and Navigator
Cost: Not available
Companies: Stanmore Implants
Geoffrey Hinton tells us why he’s now scared of the tech he helped build
“I have suddenly switched my views on whether these things are going to be more intelligent than us.”
Deep learning pioneer Geoffrey Hinton has quit Google
Hinton will be speaking at EmTech Digital on Wednesday.
Video: Geoffrey Hinton talks about the “existential threat” of AI
Watch Hinton speak with Will Douglas Heaven, MIT Technology Review’s senior editor for AI, at EmTech Digital.
Doctors have performed brain surgery on a fetus in one of the first operations of its kind
A baby girl who developed a life-threatening brain condition was successfully treated before she was born—and is now a healthy seven-week-old.
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