Archive | October, 2018

Sweden powers up the first mixed reality testing center for autonomous cars

The Swedish government has unveiled the world’s most advanced testing facility for autonomous cars. The AstaZero 5G test facility, located in Gothenburg, can replicate real-world traffic, as well as hypothetical scenarios where cars share the streets with drones, cyclists or…

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This is what happens when you let a drunk robot design a lamp

It was all going so well.

What happens when a robotic arm goes crazy on the job? That’s the idea behind Out of Order, a hanging LED lamp designed by Dutch studio BCXSY and Atelier Robotiq, a Rotterdam-based collective that uses industrial robotics…

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NextStep Interactive raises $3M to help people displaced by AI and automation find healthcare jobs

Chris Hedrick, co-founder NextStep Interactive. (NextStep Photo)

A new startup called NextStep Interactive has spun out of Seattle startup studio Pioneer Square Labs and raised $3.15 million to help people who have been displaced by advances in artificial intelligence and automation…

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Drivers Wildly Overestimate What ‘Semiautonomous’ Cars Can Do

Seventy percent of people believe you can buy an autonomous car today. And that’s a problem.

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Humans Just Can’t Stop Rear-Ending Self-Driving Cars—Let’s Figure Out Why

Human drivers (and one cyclist) have rear-ended self-driving cars 28 times this year in California—accounting for nearly two-thirds of robocar crashes.

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The World of A.I.

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Boeing steps up its focus on ‘Disruptive Computing and Networks’ for aerospace

Boeing’s new Disruptive Computing and Networks organization will focus on using artificial intelligence, quantum communications and computing, neuromorphic processing and other cutting-edge technologies for aerospace applications. (Boeing Illustration)

Boeing is raising its profile on computational frontiers ranging from artificial intelligence to…

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What AI could learn from nature

Biological concepts offer a useful framework for thinking about some of the most complex computational problems of our time, writes Michigan State University professor Arend Hintze.

Artificial intelligence research has a lot to learn from nature. My work links biology with…

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