Archive | January, 2022

Why cows may be hiding something but AI can spot it

Farmers are using artificial intelligence to spot lameness in their herd before it gets serious.

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Cruise’s Vogt Says Autonomous Driving Business Plans On Track After CEO Shakeup

The company plans to have its robotic Origin vans serve double duty, hauling passengers during rush hour peaks and groceries when ride demand drops.

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China releases video of spacecraft orbiting Mars for Lunar New Year

Image: Screenshot from Tianwen-1 video on China Xianhu News

China’s first Mars orbiter, Tianwen-1, is showing off its journey around the Red Planet in a newly released selfie video ahead of the Chinese Lunar New Year. The brief clip, released Monday by the China National Space Administration, shows a good portion of the spacecraft’s body, engines,

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This robot gripper is delicate enough to pick up an egg yolk without breaking it

The gripper is made from a specially cut kirigami sheet that folds up into a 3D enclosure. | Image: Hong et al, Nature Comm (2000)

Designing robots that can handle fragile items is a big challenge for engineers. For warehouses, robots have been developed that use soft rubber fingers to grab items like fruit, but what

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How Artificial Intelligence Boosts the Adoption of Gaming Systems

Gaming systems in the past few years have received an enormous boost. Their rise, accompanied by artificial intelligence, has created new ways and means for players to have a better gaming experience.

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Toyota heading to moon with cruiser, robotic arms, dreams

The vehicle being developed with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency is called Lunar Cruiser, whose name pays homage to the Toyota Land Cruiser sport utility vehicle. Its launch is set for the late 2020s.

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AMD Acquisition of Xilinx Heats Up Competition with Intel

AMD’s acquisition of Xilinx in an all-stock transaction valued at $35 billion promises to raise the stakes in the second-ranked CPU maker’s competition with Intel.
Intel bought Xilinx competitor Altera for $16.7 billion in 2015. Xilinx and Altera are the world’s largest field programmable gate array (FPGA) makers. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) supplies chips made with advanced process technology

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Human Borgs: How Artificial Intelligence Can Kill Creativity And Make Us Dumber

New experimental research shows that artificial intelligence should be used with caution as a decision support tool for human decision making.

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