Archive | January, 2020

Why Waymo’s alliance with UPS is a big deal for autonomous vehicles

Waymo, the self-driving car unit of Google’s parent company, notched a big win this week by announcing a partnership with UPS to ferry packages in Phoenix. 

Initially, Waymo’s automated delivery vans will drive packages from UPS stores around Phoenix to a…

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How marketers are increasingly using A.I. to persuade you to buy

Assaf Baciu, co-founder of Persado, a startup that uses artificial intelligence to help companies write ads, turns his back to me.

“If I’m not paying attention to your reactions,” he says. “It’s as if I’m not listening to you. That wouldn’t…

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Researchers build a robot hand that cools itself with sweaty fingers

Researchers have developed a soft, robotic hand that can grip objects and ‘sweat’ when warm to cool itself down.

As explained in a paper published in Science Robotics, one of the biggest challenges for roboticists is keeping the temperature down, particularly…

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AI: from experimentation to adoption

There is no doubt that Artificial Intelligence (AI) has captured global imagination and attention. But in the business world, the rate of adoption of artificial intelligence has lagged behind the level of interest through 2019. Even though we hear that…

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Kubota’s Autonomous Tractor Concept Wants To Escape The Farm And Star In A Terminator Movie

If you don’t farm, your vision of a farm tractor may be of a sun-baked driver guiding a slowly-moving, exhaust-belching tractor down a long row of brussel sprouts. Kubota’s self-driving electric tractor may shake that up a bit.

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Artificial intelligence-created medicine to be used on humans for first time

A British start-up has developed a new drug much more quickly than traditional methods by using AI.

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Backup Drivers For AI Self-Driving Cars Aren’t A Guarantee Of Safety, So Here’s What Needs To Be Done

We need to replace worst practices with best practices for using human backup drivers in self-driving cars.

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Apple cancels preexisting military drone Pentagon contract after acquiring AI company

The higher-ups at Apple either had ideological or moral objections to the project outright or just didn’t want to suffer the consequences of employee protests like Google did.

Less than three weeks after quietly acquiring artificial intelligence company Xnor.ai, Apple has…

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