Archive | March, 2021

The Foundations of AI Are Riddled With Errors

The labels attached to images used to train machine-vision systems are often wrong. That could mean bad decisions by self-driving cars and medical algorithms.

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Driver’s Responsibility Must Be a Yes-or-No Question

Is a driver responsible when a Level 3 vehicle crashes? According to Level 3 definitions, it’s hard to tell.
That there is still no definitive answer to the question is seriously troubling, and so the debate over SAE Level 3 is flaring back up. The controversy is not about the nuts and bolts in the SAE J3016 technical standard put

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ReRAM Machine Learning Embraces Variability

TORONTO—Sometimes a problem can become its own solution.
For CEA-Leti scientists, it means that traits of resistive-RAM (ReRAM) devices that have been previously considered as “non-ideal” may be the answer to overcoming barriers to developing ReRAM-based edge-learning systems, as outlined in a recent Nature Electronics publication titled “In-situ learning using intrinsic memristor variability via Markov chain Monte Carlo sampling.” It

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Amazon Web Services is launching Space Accelerator for final-frontier startups

AWS Ground Station makes use of a network of satellite dishes. (AWS Photoillustration)
Amazon Web Services is raising the curtain on AWS Space Accelerator, a four-week business support program that’s open to space startups seeking to use Amazon’s cloud computing services.
AWS and Seraphim, a London-based investment group focusing on the space industry, will select 10 companies to participate in

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Arm v9: First New Architecture in a Decade Doubles Down on AI and Security

Arm has launched a major architecture revision, Arm v9, which provides additional features for security, confidential computing and AI as well as boosting overall performance. Arm said it expects v9 to deliver more than 30% performance uplift in the next two mobile and infrastructure generations. AI features, thus far most typically available with GPUs, will be available across the company’s

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Edge Computing And The Cloud Are Perfect Pairing For Autonomous Vehicles

Here’s why edge computing and cloud computing are both useful for self-driving and should not be construed falsely as pitted against each other.

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An ecosystem to overhaul China’s health care

Like many countries, China has a health care problem. Changing demographics and lifestyles mean demand for health care is outstripping growth in medical resources and its cost is rising faster than the insurance premium.

With 250 million people over the age of 60, the world’s most populous country is ageing. Diseases associated with more affluent societies, such

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Volvo and Aurora team up on fully autonomous trucks for North America

Volvo is partnering with self-driving startup Aurora on a new lineup of fully autonomous semi trucks, the companies announced. The trucks will be deployed in North America on highly frequented hub-to-hub routes.
The deal between Volvo Autonomous Solutions and Aurora — which was founded by former executives from Google, Tesla, and Uber — is a “long-term partnership

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