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Intel/MobilEye Promises Self-Driving Robotaxi Service In 2022, While Others Back Off


LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - JANUARY 07: Mobileye CEO and Intel Senior Vice President Amon Shashua speaks ... [ ] during an Intel press event for CES 2019 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center on January 7, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. CES, the world's largest annual consumer technology trade show, runs from January 8-11 and features about 4,500 exhibitors showing off their latest products and services to more than 180,000 attendees. At the EcoMotion self-driving conference held (in cyberspace) from Israel this week, Amnon Shashua, founder and CEO of MobilEye, now a unit of Intel INTC, declared their intention to offer robotaxi service, with no safety drivers, in early 2022. They will begin in their headquarters town of Jerusalem, then move to Tel Aviv, then France, Korea and China. He makes this statement while many other companies, particularly car OEMs, are scaling back their plans and timelines on full robocar service.

Gibbons Will Receive ACM's Kanellakis Award

CMU School of Computer Science

The Association for Computing Machinery has announced that Carnegie Mellon University's Phillip Gibbons, professor in the Computer Science and the Electrical and Computer Engineering Departments, will receive the Paris Kanellakis Theory and Practice Award. Gibbons will share the award with Noga Alon of Princeton University and Tel Aviv University, Yossi Matias of Google and Tel Aviv University and Mario Szegedy of Rutgers University. The award recognizes them for their seminal work on the foundations of streaming algorithms and their application to large-scale analytics. In a series of papers published in the late 1990s, Gibbons and his colleagues pioneered a framework for algorithmic treatment of streaming massive datasets, the ACM said. Their algorithms remain the core approach for streaming big data and constitute an entire subarea of the field of algorithms.

AI CT Scan Analysis for COVID-19 Detection and Patient Monitoring


A research team has proposed non-contrast thoracic chest CT scans as an effective tool for detecting, quantifying, and tracking COVID-19. As of March 16, the COVID-19 pandemic had a confirmed infection total of more than 170,000 people around the globe. The speed of transmission of COVID-19 has surprised the world and had a massive impact on people's daily lives and the global economy. To accelerate COVID-19 detection and support efforts to combat the epidemic, researchers from RADLogics, Tel-Aviv University, New York Mount Sinai Hospital and University of Maryland School of Medicine developed an AI-based approach designed to help identify infected patients and quantify disease burden by analyzing thoracic CT (Computer Tomography, aka CAT) exams. Data sources for new epidemic diseases such as COVID-19 remain limited, as does expertise.

Israeli start-up Ibex helps detect cancer using AI


Tackling cancer is one of the most significant public health challenges of the 21st century, and accurately detecting the presence of tumors is an essential part of this challenge.Tel Aviv-based Ibex Medical Analytics supports medical professionals through its AI-based technology, which is designed to be used in routine clinical practice.Ibex's Galen Prostate solution helps identify suspected cancer on prostate core-needle biopsies. It just received the CE-IVD Mark, the company announced last Thursday, marking the first time one of its products has received the certification of conformity to EU health, safety and protection standards.Ibex provides an important contribution in facing two challenges, the shortage of pathologists and the occurrence of human errors, CEO Joseph Mossel told The Jerusalem Post."When a person shows potential symptoms of cancer, the next step is a biopsy, an analysis of a sample of the affected tissues," he said. "The examination of the sample has to be carried out by a pathologist using a microscope. Pathology is a complex medical discipline that requires years of training, and the world is facing a shortage of these specialists, even in countries such as the US and the UK. There is a growing gap between supply and demand."Galen

Intelligent growth: How Israel is poised to lead the way in AI


Israel is no stranger to innovation. Widely acknowledged as a Startup Nation, Israel has focussed exceptional levels of time and effort on building a ripe environment in which new tech companies can flourish. Towards the end of the 2010s, it became clear that there was a national push towards the development of Artificial Intelligence startups within urban hubs like Tel-Aviv. AI is set to generate revenues in excess of $10 billion over the coming years, and as a result, AI-based investments have been surging. In fact, as much as 37% of the capital raised in recent years was reserved for AI companies, according to Science Business.

Professor Amnon Shashua and Dr. Demis Hassabis Named Laureates of the International Dan David Prize for Outstanding Contributions in the Field of Artificial Intelligence Intel Newsroom


The internationally renowned Dan David Prize, headquartered at Tel Aviv University, annually awards three prizes of $1 million each to globally inspiring individuals and organizations. The total purse of $3 million makes the prize not only one of the most prestigious, but also one of the highest-value prizes internationally. Laureates are selected on the basis of their outstanding achievements and contributions in the year's chosen fields, each representing a time category. This year's fields are Cultural Preservation and Revival (Past category), Gender Equality (Present category) and Artificial Intelligence (Future category). Professor Amnon Shashua, co-founder and CEO of Mobileye, and Dr. Demis Hassabis, co-founder and CEO of DeepMind, have been named the 2020 Dan David Prize laureates in the field of artificial intelligence (AI).

A new AI 'Super Nurse' monitors patients in Israeli hospital


Able to monitor multiple patients in separate rooms simultaneously; staying on top of their blood pressure, pulse and vital signs; and spotting signs of deterioration even before the patients feel it themselves. This medical superhero is not human, but rather a product of artificial intelligence, advanced software algorithms, sensors and cameras. And it's being assembled right now at Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center. The creation of an AI-powered "super nurse" is the result of a decade of steady work by Ahuva Weiss-Meilik and her team in the hospital's I-Medata center. "Our doctors and nurses can't be everywhere," Weiss-Meilik tells ISRAEL21c.

SEAT is experimenting with technology that studies a driver to detect if they're falling asleep

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Spanish car manufacturer Seat is working on technology to track a driver's eyes and spot signs of drowsiness. The firm has partnered with an Israeli firm that has built an algorithm than scrutinises a driver's eye openness, angle of vision, blink rate and head position. Eyesight Technologies uses cameras and sensors and combines this with artificial intelligence to spot early warning signs the driver may be falling asleep. Spanish car manufacturer Seat is working on technology to track a driver's eyes and spot signs of drowsiness. The firm has partnered with an Israeli firm that has built an algorithm than scrutinises a driver's eye openness, angle of vision, blink rate and head position The Tel Aviv-based company says an alert is sounded if the system detects the driver is asleep.

Yandex claims 2 million self-driving car miles, double in 4 months


Yandex claims that its autonomous cars have driven 2 million miles to date, double the figure it reported in October and 4 times the number announced in August. The Russian tech titan revealed the latest milestone in its Q4 2019 financials earlier today. Additionally, Yandex shared for the first time that it has invested $35 million in its self-driving program since its inception, $24 million last year and $9 million in the fourth quarter alone. By way of a brief recap, Yandex's on-demand transport subsidiary, Yandex.Taxi, unveiled its self-driving car program back in May 2017, shortly before it began piloting the vehicles on Moscow roads. In the intervening years, the company has expanded its fleet across Russia and Israel (Tel Aviv) and to the U.S. (Las Vegas).

Uveye's New Inspection System Will Scan Your Vehicle Under Four...


An Israel start-up has created an inspection technology based on artificial intelligence to check cars for problems and defects. FREMONT, CA: The Tel Aviv-based Israeli company, UVeye provides high-end solutions for automatic external inspection of vehicles, using advanced technologies. Recently they have introduced a smart-machine inspection service driven by AI. The company raises 31 million USD to expand AI-driven inspection systems since 2017. The new artificial intelligence-based system will thoroughly inspect a moving car in three to four seconds.