Archive | December, 2019

Amazon-Backed Aurora Readies An Air-Traffic Control System For Self-Driving Cars

The Silicon Valley startup plans to have a “teleassist” system with human monitors able to provide driving guidance–but not remote control–to its automated vehicles.

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Intel buys AI chipmaker Habana for $2 billion

Intel this morning issued a statement noting that it has picked up Israeli AI chipmaker Habana Labs. The deal, valued at around $2 billion, is the latest piece of some hefty investments in artificial intelligence that include names…

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How self-driving car tech could help drones monitor power lines to prevent wildfires

California has more than 150,000 miles of overhead power lines. Drones searching for downed lines could inspect the system a lot faster than human counterparts and alert crews to where they’re needed.

Last year, California had its most destructive and deadliest…

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China’s Big Blockchain Bet Aims for an Early Advantage Over the U.S.

Any talk of the on-going “tech Cold War” between the U.S. and China includes the countries’ positions in the fields of artificial intelligence, 5G networks, quantum computing, and semiconductors.

Meanwhile, the development of blockchain, the distributed ledger technology that underpins Bitcoin…

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AI’s future is entirely human-centric

One of the most straightforward ways to think about artificial intelligence is to define it as a machine’s ability to understand or perform in a way that would normally need human intelligence. 

A lot of what we see called AI in…

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AI surveillance proliferating, with China exporting tech to over 60 countries, NEC 14 and IBM 11: report

Chinese companies have exported artificial intelligence surveillance technology to more than 60 countries including Iran, Myanmar, Venezuela, Zimbabwe and others with dismal human rights records, …

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Volkswagen to bring self-driving electric shuttles to Qatar by 2022

Volkswagen Group and Qatar have agreed to develop a public transit system of autonomous shuttles and buses by 2022 for the capital city of Doha.

The agreement signed Saturday by VW Group and the Qatar Investment Authority
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Here’s Why Shrewd Survivalists Know You Should Dread Self-Driving Cars

If your getaway car is driverless, you might not be able to escape societal calamity.

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