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Lyft, Argo AI begin robotaxi rides in Austin - The Robot Report

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Lyft has started offering autonomous robotaxi rides, with two safety drivers on board, in Austin, Texas. The autonomous drives will be powered by Argo AI's technology in Ford vehicles. Prices for the rides will also be the same as normal Lyft rides. When the vehicle arrives, riders use the Lyft app to unlock the doors and start their ride. While riders will be sharing their rides will two safety operators right now, the company aims to give fully autonomous rides in the future.


Texas Republican who represents border communities issues warning on migrant surge: 'There's no end in sight'

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AUSTIN, Texas – Rep. Tony Gonzales, a Republican who represents a district in Texas that spans more than 800 miles along the border, warned that the surge of migrants crossing into the US illegally won't stop until Congress takes action. Tomorrow, it's your city, whether that's Chicago, New York, San Francisco, Florida," Gonzales told Fox News Digital on Saturday. There have been more than two million migrant encounters this fiscal year, including more than 203,000 just last month. House Republicans unveiled their "Commitment to America" agenda this week, which calls for ending catch-and-release loopholes, requiring proof of legal status for a job, and increasing funding for infrastructure and advanced technology at the border. Autonomous surveillance towers are a key piece of technology that Congress should fund for Border Patrol, Gonzales said. The towers, which can be erected in just a few hours and reach 33 feet in height, scan the surrounding area and use artificial intelligence to detect both migrants and the human smugglers who traffic them. "Every border sector is asking for more of these," Gonzales said. "What you don't hear too much about – the'gotaways' – these are people that we know entered the country illegally, but we don't know where they went.


Cruise Robotaxi Fleet Spotted in Austin

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No sooner did Cruise announce plans to launch additional robotaxi fleets in Austin, Texas, and Phoenix, Airzona, within 90 days than the first Cruise robotaxis were spotted in Austin. Reddit user espressonut420 posted this photo of 16 Cruise vehicles outside the General Motors Austin IT Innovation Center. This article was also posted in German.


Locafy Acquires Jimmy Kelley Digital

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Locafy Limited, a globally recognized software-as-a-service technology company specializing in local search engine marketing, announced that it has acquired Jimmy Kelley Digital, a marketing firm led by SEO and e-commerce specialist Jimmy Kelley. In conjunction with the acquisition, Kelley will join Locafy as its new Global Head of Search Technology, effective immediately. Kelley is a highly regarded SEO traffic expert who specializes in organic search innovation on several data platforms. An industry thought leader, Kelley brings to Locafy over 20 years of experience in highly competitive internet markets, including eight years spent developing e-commerce marketing strategies. Jimmy Kelley Digital, headquartered in Austin, TX, has a proven track record of positive impact for its clients.


University of Texas researchers develop brainlike transistors

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University of Texas researchers have developed new biocompatible transistors that mimic brain synapses, an advancement that could help scientists rebuild neural pathways or create brain implants. Though the transistors are not ready for use in humans, the team hopes to use them to create brainlike computers that can work alongside the human brain, said Jean Anne Incorvia, an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at UT. "There's a big goal in our field of building brain-inspired computers," Incorvia said. "We can imagine that it could seamlessly work alongside a human brain so the human brain is doing processing, and then at some point, it's connected to these (synaptic transistors), which then start doing neuromorphic computer processing with it. So we have this brain-machine combination for doing tasks." The transistors transfer signals in the same way synapses transfer impulses between neurons, co-author Dmitry Kireev said.


Fulltime NLP Engineer openings in Austin, United States on August 31, 2022

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This role requires you to design and implement end-to-end Machine Learning (ML) and Natural Language Processing (NLP) models and systems to drive business impact. You partner with cross-functional stakeholders and customers to frame business problems as ML problems, prototype solutions effectively, and implement production-grade ML systems and the backend software systems they support to provide end-to-end five-star user experiences. Given you are constructing the foundation on which our global data infrastructure will be built, you need to pay close attention to detail and maintain a forward-thinking outlook as well as scrappiness for the present needs. You thrive in a fast-paced, iterative, but heavily test-driven development environment, with full ownership to design features from scratch to impact the business and the accountability that comes along. Responsibilities:Scoping: Actively participate in customer engagements and partner with cross-functional stakeholders (legal product ...


Remote Drupal openings in Austin, United States on August 18, 2022 – Web Development Tech Jobs

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Role requiring'No experience data provided' months of experience in None My name is Avdhesh Kumar and I am a Staffing Specialist at Intellectt Inc. I am reaching out to you on an exciting job opportunity with one of our clients.


Remote Cloud network Engineer openings in Austin, United States on August 15, 2022 – Cloud Tech Jobs

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Required Skills/Abilities/Profile: • Mandatory 3 years of demonstrated hands-on experience designing and implementing AWS core infrastructure components including expert level CLI experience with IAM, S3, EC2, VPC, ELB, Route 53, DynamoDB, RDS, Elasticache, and other core AWS products.


Disruptive tech: Top trending companies on Twitter Q2 2022

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Verdict has listed five of the companies that trended the most in Twitter discussions related to disruptive tech, using research from GlobalData's Technology Influencer platform. The top companies are the most mentioned companies among Twitter discussions of more than 513 disruptive tech experts tracked by GlobalData's Technology Influencer platform during the second quarter (Q2) of 2022. OpenAI's text-to-image engine DALL·E 2 not understanding some mysterious language, and the company's release of GPT-3, a new generative language model, were some of the popularly discussed topics in Q2. Spiros Margaris, a venture capitalist and board member at the venture capital firm Margaris Ventures, shared an article on the artificial intelligence (AI) company, OpenAI, having found its text-to-image engine DALL·E 2 to show peculiar behaviours, including something that may be hidden or a fictional language. According to Giannis Daras, a PhD student at the University of Texas at Austin, the AI model produced an artwork when given the input "apoploe vesrreaitais eating Contarra ccetnxniams luryca tanniounons", which makes no sense to humans but the machine generated images of birds eating bugs constantly, the article detailed.


Remote Cloud Software Engineer openings in Austin, United States on August 12, 2022 – Cloud Tech Jobs

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Role requiring'No experience data provided' months of experience in Austin This role is for the IT SecOps product group. Organizations are scaling their data environments at an increasing rate. These evolving, heterogeneous environments can be difficult to manage, as IT and security teams struggle to see who and what is running on their networks. In order to effectively implement a security solution, organizations must first declutter their data environments. IT hygiene (Falcon Discover) provides this needed visibility.