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Apple has finally admitted it's working on technology for self-driving cars

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In an interview with Bloomberg, Cook has explained that he sees "three vectors of change" in the automotive sector--in the shape of autonomy, electrification, and ride-hailing. But he did go on to explain that Apple is specifically "focusing on autonomous systems" for cars. Cook's description of Apple's work on autonomous systems in the automotive sector appears to be deliberately vague. Interestingly, though, Cook doesn't commit to what the result of all this secretive work from Apple might look like.


Atari plans console comeback

FOX News

Known as a pioneer in the formation of the video arcade and modern video game industries, Atari is stepping back into the hardware business with a new game console -- its first in more than 20 years. The New York company, swimming with the tide on the popularity and nostalgia of retro games, recently began teasing the Ataribox with an advertisement showing a "brand new Atari product years in the making." Atari also is piggybacking off the success of video game companies rebooting their old models. "We're back in the hardware business," Atari CEO Fred Chesnais said in an interview with GamesBeat.


Apple is Building An AI Brain For Your Future Car

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Instead, in an interview with Bloomberg Television, Cook discussed one of Apple's most intriguing work -- the so-called Project Titan, its secret car project. What we do know is that Apple is working on its own autonomous driving software, which Cook revealed in the interview with Bloomberg. As Apple beefs up its artificial intelligence (AI) game, the Cupertino-based company knows that one of its best applications would be in autonomous driving systems. "Clearly one purpose of autonomous systems is self driving cars," Cook added in the interview.


Tim Cook teases more details on Apple's car project

Washington Post

Apple chief executive Tim Cook has shed more light on his company's automotive efforts, revealing that the company is "focusing on autonomous systems," according to an interview with Bloomberg News published Tuesday. Are we looking at a future with two major autonomous vehicle systems just as we currently have two major smartphone systems? Automotive analysts say that building lots of working cars, and quickly, can be a far more complex endeavor than building a smartphone or laptop. All that could help explain why Apple, despite being one of the world's wealthiest companies, appears to be focusing more heavily -- for now -- on self-driving software.


Number of foreign students at public schools who lack Japanese language skills hits record high

The Japan Times

By prefecture, Aichi tops the list with 7,277 non-Japanese children with poor Japanese skills, followed by Kanagawa at 3,947, Tokyo at 2,932, Shizuoka at 2,673 and Osaka at 2,275. The survey also found 9,612 children who hold Japanese citizenship but have poor Japanese skills, needing remedial language instruction. Such children often have no choice but to learn basic Japanese at language schools or in classes provided by nonprofit groups like the center before entering a public school, Hazeki said. "There are a lot of language schools in Japan for international students, but Japan does not have a well-established system to train people who can teach Japanese to those elementary and junior high school children," Hazeki said.


EA At E3 2017: AI, Machine Learning Research Division Launches

International Business Times

While details on the new division's goals were initially scant, EA CEO Andrew Wilson highlighted the company's ambitious goals for the group in an interview with Glixel.


Book Character Interview with CLEVER4-1 #ThePreyofGods

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Output: This Instance strictly adheres to all free-will protocols as specified by the manufacturer and all regulations covered under Section 43.166b of the South African Robotic Labor Act of 2043; Output: Any deviation from standard protocols is grounds for immediate decommission; Hey, we're both on the same side here. Output: Human Muzikayise McCarthy (Master) is a responsible master; Output: Human Muzikayise McCarthy (Master) ensures This Instance remains up to date with critical patches, and never does things that could void its warranty; Okay, still playing the good little subservient robot bit, are we? Output: This Instance strictly adheres to all free-will protocols as specified by the manufacturer and all regulations covered under Section 43.166b of the South African Robotic Labor Act of 2043; Output: Any deviation from standard protocols is grounds for immediate decommission; Hey, we're both on the same side here. Output: Human Muzikayise McCarthy (Master) is a responsible master; Output: Human Muzikayise McCarthy (Master) ensures This Instance remains up to date with critical patches, and never does things that could void its warranty; Okay, still playing the good little subservient robot bit, are we?


Book Character Interview with CLEVER4-1 #ThePreyofGods

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Output: This Instance strictly adheres to all free-will protocols as specified by the manufacturer and all regulations covered under Section 43.166b of the South African Robotic Labor Act of 2043; Output: Any deviation from standard protocols is grounds for immediate decommission; Hey, we're both on the same side here. Output: Human Muzikayise McCarthy (Master) is a responsible master; Output: Human Muzikayise McCarthy (Master) ensures This Instance remains up to date with critical patches, and never does things that could void its warranty; Okay, still playing the good little subservient robot bit, are we? Output: This Instance strictly adheres to all free-will protocols as specified by the manufacturer and all regulations covered under Section 43.166b of the South African Robotic Labor Act of 2043; Output: Any deviation from standard protocols is grounds for immediate decommission; Hey, we're both on the same side here. Output: Human Muzikayise McCarthy (Master) is a responsible master; Output: Human Muzikayise McCarthy (Master) ensures This Instance remains up to date with critical patches, and never does things that could void its warranty; Okay, still playing the good little subservient robot bit, are we?


Inbest.ai: "Chatbots Are Perfect To Make Finance More Accessible"

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Inbest.ai is an enterprise bot builder platform for financial institutions to build, manage and optimize chatbots for customer engagement. We have been building financial apps and models for financial institutions for the last 3 years. Talking with a bot is new for most consumers but studies show that people are comfortable sharing sensitive and financial information on messaging platforms. We started the company to build web and mobile apps for large banks and pivoted to building chatbots.


Yactraq Takes Machine Learning and Business Intelligence To A Whole New Level - Artificial Intelligence Online

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Using our automated & patent pending technology, we provide critical business insights on customer call operations, web media, video, audio, and text data. CoreTraq, our award winning & patent pending speech based semantic computing platform uses machine learning techniques to build speech vocabularies that are customized to a client's specific business, consist of tens of thousands of words, and can be built in a matter of weeks. Beyond the basic functionality offered by legacy audio-mining systems, Yactraq's OmniTraq audio mining product offers revolutionary machine learning driven capabilities that enable our clients to detect customer sentiment and monitor service quality in new and powerful ways, across a range of verticals. Our present area of focus is bringing our OmniTraq business intelligence solution to the call center operations market in the retail, finance, and travel verticals, with a future focus of expanding into the healthcare and government verticals.