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Forrester: The Changing Role of Self-Service in Predictive and Advanced Analytics

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Volkswagen's self-driving cars are about to hit a new city

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Germany is taking on the U.S. (and China) when it comes to autonomous vehicles. On Wednesday, Volkswagen and Hamburg announced a self-driving pilot program on the city's streets. While many cities and states in the U.S. have been testing robo-cars for years, Germany only recently approved testing. Munich has been an autonomous hot spot thanks to BMW's research center, but now a nearly 2-mile stretch of Hamburg will allow a fleet of five e-Golf vehicles to drive the streets. SEE ALSO: Microsoft partners with BMW to build car systems in'smart factories' There will be safety drivers behind the wheel testing out Level 4 automation, which is almost fully autonomous, but still requires a human in some rare instances, such as unplanned street closures or severe weather.


Validation Studies Confirm High Accuracy of Novel HART AI-Driven Blood Tests

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Prevencio Inc. announced data confirming the high accuracy of its artificial intelligence (AI)-driven, multiple-protein HART CVE Test for predicting cardiovascular events (CVE) and HART CAD Test for diagnosing coronary artery disease (CAD). Researchers believe these findings, presented at the 2019 American College of Cardiology (ACC) Scientific Sessions, March 16-18 in New Orleans, demonstrate the robustness and accuracy of these tests. The new data, from two additional hospitals, confirm results previously published from Massachusetts General Hospital and James Januzzi, M.D. HART CVE data was presented as "Validation of a Novel AI-driven Multi-biomarker Panel for Accurate Prediction of Incident Cardiovascular Events in Patients with Suspected Myocardial Infarction." The study was conducted by the University Heart Center in Hamburg, Germany and led by Dirk Westermann, M.D., Ph.D., head of the Structural Heart Program. In this study, 748 patients presenting to the emergency room suspected of having a heart attack were followed for one year to assess future cardiac events, including heart attack and cardiac death.


Germany Risks U.S. Backlash If It Hires Chinese Company Huawei For 5G Tech

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Tomorrow, Germany begins auctioning frequencies to build 5G mobile networks. It is both a highly technical event and the center of a geopolitical storm. Like much of Europe, Germany is squeezed between its economic ties to China and its longtime alliance with the U.S. NPR's Joanna Kakissis reports from Berlin. COMPUTER-GENERATED VOICE: To keep your estimated arrival time... JOANNA KAKISSIS, BYLINE: 5G will not just allow you to download movies in seconds on your smartphone. Since it's supposed to be up to 1,000 times faster than current mobile speeds, it can handle communication for self-driving cars, for example.


World Must Keep Lethal Weapons Under Human Control, Germany Says

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"Killer robots that make life-or-death decisions on the basis of anonymous data sets, and completely beyond human control, are already a shockingly real prospect today," Maas said. "Fundamentally, it's about whether we control the technology or it controls us."


Why 2019 will be the Year of Artificial Intelligence in Germany

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These 30 "Big Ideas" give an exciting overview, in which people from very different industries have their say via LinkedIn. One topic that one cannot miss in this context is Artificial Intelligence (AI). This "trend" was already on our minds last year. But the term "trend" does not live up to the technology -- which is as revolutionary, multifaceted and powerful as the developments of Tim Burners Lee: HTML and the World Wide Web. And in 2019 it will again be of major interest to us in the Porsche Digital Lab and almost every other organization worldwide.


News - Research in Germany

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The European Commission has chosen Time Machine as one of the six proposals retained for preparing large-scale research initiatives to be strategically developed in the next decade. Time Machine foresees to design and implement advanced new digitisation and Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies to mine Europe's vast cultural heritage, providing fair and free access to information that will support future scientific and technological developments in Europe. The Time Machine Project, which involves FAU as well as several other institutions, will create advanced AI technologies to make sense of vast amounts of information from complex historical data sets. This will enable the transformation of fragmented data – with content ranging from medieval manuscripts and historical objects to smartphone and satellite images – into useable knowledge for industry. In essence, a large-scale computing and digitisation infrastructure will map Europe's entire social, cultural and geographical evolution.


Artificial intelligence nowhere near the real thing, says German AI chief

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By now everyone will have heard that we are in the midst of an AI revolution in which computers are about to upend the way we live, learn and work. But for Wolfgang Wahlster, the computer scientist who has just ended a 20 year stint as CEO of the German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence, that greatly underestimates the distance between AI and its human counterpart. We're years away from a game changer in the field, he believes. "I always warn people, one should be a bit careful with what they claim. Every day you work on AI, you see the big gap between human intelligence and AI," Wahlster told Science Business.


Data–The fuel for our future car – Ocean Protocol

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On Feb 14, winners of the MOBI Grand Challenge Phase I were announced at the first MOBI Colloquium held at the BMW Group IT Centre in Munich, Germany. For the last four months, 23 teams across 15 countries have competed to create distributed ledger technology solutions that address some of today's greatest urban mobility issues. A cornerstone partner working to solve data challenges for automated vehicles (AV), Ocean proudly pledged $1,000,000 in Ocean tokens over the 3-year period–with $100,000 going to this round's winning teams. "The goal of the MOBI Grand Challenge is to accelerate the adoption of blockchain and distributed ledger technologies for transportation," says Ocean Advisor and MOBI Founder and CEO, Chris Ballinger. "By bringing blockchain solutions to a global stage we are igniting worldwide interest in solving the problems of urban mobility."


AI & Computer Vision: Object Detection and Segmentation with Mask R-CNN

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Our latest computer vision demo video in the aeria of Artficicial Intelligence is about object detection and image segmentation with Mask R-CNN and the COCO dataset. Source video clips were shot in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. We would love to hear your feedback on this video. Music: Zapsplat Music - Technological Soundeffects: Zapsplat Music Follow our channel and stay up to date with our tech demos and infos about Artificial Intelligence, Data Analytics, Predictive Analytics, Computer Vision, Natural Language Processing and much more: bit.ly/2JzTbBy