Archive | August, 2019

A new kind of cybercrime uses AI and your voice against you

It’s easy enough to forge a signature for fraudulent purposes. However, until recently, some things—like our voices—have been distinctive and difficult to mimic. Not so in our brave new world.

A new kind of cybercrime that uses artificial intelligence and voice…

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The Little-Acknowledged Truth about AI — According to the Founder of Altavista

I recently sat down with Louis to discuss the Artificial Intelligence landscape and, in particular, where the future is headed.

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Domino’s New Driverless-Vehicle Test Acknowledges That It’s All Just About The Pizza

Domino’s already knows that a certain slice of its customer base is going to enjoy dealing with driverless delivery vehicles. But now the tech-forward, No. 1 pizza maker plans to advance the proposition by testing a Nuro autonomous vehicle that…

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Ready For Self-Driving EV? Consumers Say, Not So Fast

Some suggest we’ll all be carted around in self-driving electric vehicles before we know it. But Kristin Kolodge, executive director, driver interaction at J.D. Power, says consumers are skeptical about both technologies.

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Bear Robotics is raising big bucks for robots that deliver food to restaurant patrons

Some days, it feels like there’s almost no end to the number of jobs that might be replaced altogether or in some part by smart machines, from radiologists to truck drivers to, gulp, journalists. You might be tempted to…

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Where Does Auto-Follower Platooning Fit Within The Driverless Truck Ecosystem?

This post, my first for Forbes.com, provides a perspective across the multi-dimensional factors and actors within the complex world of automated driving in road freight automation.

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Didi Chuxing to launch self-driving rides in Shanghai and expand them beyond China by 2021

Didi Chuxing will begin picking up ride-hailing passengers with self-driving cars in Shanghai in just a few months, according to company CTO Zhang Bo (via Reuters). The plan is to roll out autonomous pick-ups in Shanghai first,…

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Uber CEO Says It ‘Sure Looked Like’ Levandowski Took Google’s Files

Uber Technologies Chief Executive Officer Dara Khosrowshahi said Thursday that “it sure looked like” former executive Anthony Levandowski took information on self-driving cars from his former employer, Google.

Prosecutors charged Levandowski this week with 33 counts of stealing trade secrets from Alphabet’s autonomous-vehicle…

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