Archive | August, 2021

Walmart Presses Its Distribution Legacy To Lead In Automated Delivery

Much as automotive and digital-tech giants keep deploying new experiments in driverless transportation of human beings, Walmart has been leading in testing many types of autonomous delivery of goods.

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How A.I. may impact what you eat

A research group aims to probe how machine learning can improve farming and food distribution. Read More

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Synaptics Buys DSP Group for $538m to Add Audio to IoT Portfolio

Synaptics Inc. announced it is acquiring DSP Group for $538 million in cash, to add audio and smart voice capabilities to its Internet of things (IoT) portfolio.
Synaptics said the rationale for the acquisition is to combine “best-in-class” voice and vision artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities into a single portfolio, as well as strengthen its wireless portfolio with ultra low energy

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Chinese Professor Set To Join Billion Ranks As His AI Company Files To Go Public

A Chinese artificial intelligence professor is poised to join the world’s billionaire ranks as SenseTime, the AI company he cofounded seven years ago, has filed for an initial public offering in Hong Kong.

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Sea Buoys: Solid Templates In Navy’s Hyped Race For Maritime Autonomy

Sea buoys—the first real “autonomous” maritime systems—offer undisputed “ground truth” on at sea performance of autonomous systems. Let the uncomfortable realities of buoy performance inform the frothy and often over-hyped chase for, the big new thing in maritime technology, naval robots at sea.

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Tech Moves: Starbucks tech leader departs; former T-Mobile exec joins Ossia board; and more

Wouleta Ayele. (Sweetgreen Photo)
— Starbucks Senior Vice President of Technology Wouleta Ayele has departed the Seattle coffee retailer to join California fast-casual restaurant chain Sweetgreen as CTO.
Sweetgreen applies technology to manage its supply chain, restaurant operations, internal operations and its customer-facing app.
Ayele spent almost 16 years at Starbucks in a variety of technology roles. She previously spent

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How A.I. Is Working With Satellites To Corral Wildfires, From Space

As we face the largest risks of droughts and wildfires in history, André Coleman and team at PNNL have developed a technology called RADR that combines artificial intelligence, imaging from satellites and a host of data sources to fight wildfires.

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SpaceX's Dragon docks at ISS in time for astronaut's birthday

The robotic Dragon capsule delivered about 4,800 lbs. (2,200 kilograms) of supplies and scientific gear to the orbiting lab.

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