Archive | August, 2020

Tech Moves: Former Amazon VP Brad Porter joins Scale AI as CTO; Seattle startup Ally.io adds execs; and more

Brad Porter, who was until recently the Amazon Robotics leader, will become Scale AI’s first CTO. (Scale AI Photo)
— Brad Porter, the longtime Amazon robotics leader, has surfaced as the first chief technology officer of Scale AI, a San Francisco-based company seeking to accelerate the development of artificial intelligence through its machine learning technology for labeling data.
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Neurologists aren’t so sure about Elon Musk’s Neuralink brain implant startup

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Researchers gave mixed reviews of Elon Musk’s colorful demonstration on Friday of Neuralink, his sci-fi startup that’s developing a brain implant. The company’s technology, Musk hopes, will one day help paralyzed people walk and even save memories

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The Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Workspaces

Artificial intelligence will change everything – even big office real estate

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Amazon’s drone delivery ambitions hit key milestone with new FAA approval

Amazon showed off its latest drone design in June 2019. (Amazon Photo / Jordan Stead)
The Federal Aviation Administration this weekend approved Amazon’s Prime Air arm as an official “air carrier,” marking a key milestone for Amazon’s drone delivery initiative.
The designation allows Amazon to begin commercial drone deliveries in the U.S. under a trial program that lets small delivery

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Nano Robots Walk Inside Blood When Hit With Lasers

New research, published August 26 in Nature, shows that it is possible to build legs into robots mere microns in length.

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Get Smart: AI And The Energy Sector Revolution

Artificial intelligence is about to trigger explosive changes in our lives, work, and leisure — this is especially true in the data-driven energy sector.

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Beijing ratchets up TikTok tension

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Good morning. David Meyer here in Berlin, filling in for Alan.
In case the forced sale of TikTok’s western operations wasn’t sufficiently packed with intrigue, Beijing has stirred things up further.
China’s government has introduced new rules around the export of certain types

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Throw Out That 3-Year Business Plan

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