Archive | June, 2019

Former Anki engineers will steer Waymo’s self-driving trucks effort

More than a dozen engineers, who lost their jobs after consumer robotics startup Anki shut down in April, have found a new home.

The 13 robotics experts, a group that includes Anki’s co-founder and former CEO Boris Sofman,…

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Waymo starts self-driving pick-ups for Lyft riders

Autonomous driving company Waymo has launched its tie-in with Lyft, using a “handful” of vehicles to pick up riders in its Phoenix testing zone, per CNBC. To be eligible, Lyft users requesting a ride have to be…

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What happens when cars get emotional?

“Ambient computing” and other sensor-driven technologies are promising to make cars of the very near future much safer.

Self-driving cars are nice—but the real revolution is automotive empathy.

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Huawei techies carried out AI research with China’s military

Some employees of Chinese tech giant Huawei reportedly collaborated with Chinese military personnel on at least 10 research projects, which ranged from using artificial intelligence to identify emotions in online video comments to analyzing satellite images, according to…

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Infosys HR chief on the three things Indian offices can do to prepare for millennial workers

If you were asked to speak to a class of freshmen students about the future of work, what would you tell them?

About a scenario that involves the continuing march of technology, automation and artificial intelligence, or one where collaboration, new…

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Rover teams practice for spelunking on the moon and Mars in California lava tubes

NASA’s robotics team drives the test rover, CaveR, into Valentine Cave at Lava Beds National Monument in California. One of the CaveR engineers is perched on a lava ledge, a marker of one of the lava flows in the cave….

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Mark Zuckerberg: Facebook is Working on a Policy for Policing Deepfake Videos

Facebook is working on a policy to police deepfakes, an emerging threat on the social network that involves users posting videos altered by artificial intelligence to spread misinformation.

But CEO Mark Zuckerberg said it’s a complicated matter because the company wants…

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MIT AI tool can predict breast cancer up to 5 years early, works equally well for white and black patients

MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab has developed a new deep learning-based AI prediction model that can anticipate the development of breast cancer up to five years in advance. Researchers working on the product also recognized that other…

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