Archive | June, 2019

Startups at the speed of light: Lidar CEOs put their industry in perspective

As autonomous cars and robots loom over the landscapes of cities and jobs alike, the technologies that empower them are forming sub-industries of their own. One of those is lidar, which has become an indispensable tool to autonomy, spawning…

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Self-Driving Skeptic ● Supercharged PCI ● Sensors Everywhere ● Edge AI

This week: Self-driving passenger vehicles might not be necessary for decades; privacy issues push AI to the edge; a report from Sensors Expo; a new PCI spec.

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Term Sheet — Friday June 28

APPLE’S AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE AMBITIONS

Hello Term Sheet readers. Lucinda here again until Polina’s return following the July 4 holidays. In the meantime, please send deals to lucinda.shen@fortune.com.

Apple acquired ailing autonomous vehicle startup Driver.ai earlier this week for…

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App that can remove women’s clothes from images shut down

Furore brings shutdown of app that used artificial intelligence to make convincing nudes of clothed women.

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Google’s six rules for great data design

Think of it as Material Design for data visualization.

Google does everything from building smartphones to creating driverless car companies. So it’s easy to forget that its official mission is “to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and…

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Are you happy to share your health data to benefit others?

Artificial intelligence could help tackle many of the world’s health problems, experts say.

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Apple’s Latest Acquisition Shows Self-Driving Cars Are in the Doldrums of Disappointment

Apple’s recent acquisition of autonomous vehicle startup Drive.ai throws a monkey wrench into the theory that it had backed away from an existing self-driving car initiative, known as Project Titan.

Early this year, Apple laid off 190 Project Titan staffers, including…

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Your blind hiring process is (probably) still biased. Here’s how to change that

Blind recruitment can be a great tool to improve diversity, but not without an organizational commitment to diversity.

Artificial intelligence, machine learning, and other hacks that attempt to “de-bias” talent processes are on the rise. Hiring, after all, is one…

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