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Could Artificial Intelligence(AI) lead to the end of humanity? - Revtechno

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If we talked about Artificial Intelligence being a reality a few years back, people would have definitely laughed on us. But today it is one of the trendiest topics. From health care to self-driving cars, what we could only imagine has now become a reality thanks to AI. The increased interest in AI in all fields has led to major breakthroughs. The field in itself has major potential that could change the world as we know it.


5 Ways for Marketers to Make the Most of Artificial Intelligence

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Marketers today have an incredible amount of data available to them to understand the customer journey -- from what content formats and channels perform the best to where, when and how to deliver that content. And yet, there is an over-reliance on backward-facing data to shape campaigns. The reality is the customer journey is constantly changing. The average customer is being hit with literally millions of messages, making relevance and necessary differentiation more important than ever for brands across every touch point. Read More: Cognizant's Netcentric Named 2018 Adobe Experience Cloud Partner Of The Year In EMEA Customers expect brands to know who and where they are, while also anticipating their unique needs to fulfill them in real time.


Zoox vs. San Francisco, Good News for Tesla, and More Car News This Week

WIRED

When tasks feel insurmountable, I have always retreated to a tried and true hack, the sort any self-help book worth the price of the Kindle it's living in will dispense: Break the big, scary thing into smaller tasks. The nice news is that, sometimes, the little task ends up being more interesting, more enlightening, more fun, and more doable than the scary, big thing. This week, WIRED Transportation spent some time with the people sweating the small stuff, the tinkerers making adjustments at the peripherals. The German carmakers running a curious mobility experiment in Seattle; the coders making it easier for cities to share the rules of the road with self-driving cars; the engineers coming up with a very special hook that should someday help autonomous drones deliver their wares. Turns out that work is vital, too.


Is Artificial Intelligence A Radical Change?

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New technology being introduced into the market to automate historically manual tasks, brings back our sense of fear. Do we want people to complete menial/labor intensive tasks or do we want to create competent/reliable machines to complete these tasks? These feelings of uncertainty are not new. In the 19 and 20 centuries there were also these concerns. The introduction of the car, electricity, and the telephone caused a lot of uproar.


Waymo CEO Tells Governors AV Time Will Be Longer Than You Think

Forbes Technology

John Krafcik, the CEO of Waymo, stands with the Jaguar I-Pace vehicle, March 27, in New York. Self-driving car pioneer Waymo will buy up to 20,000 of the electric vehicles from Jaguar Land Rover to help realize its vision for a robotic ride-hailing service. The commitment announced Tuesday marks another step in Waymo's evolution from a secret project started in Google nine years ago to a spin-off that's gearing up for an audacious attempt to reshape the transportation business. Speaking in a fireside chat at the National Governors Association meeting Friday, Waymo CEO John Krafcik told the gathering that the "time period will be longer than you think" for automated vehicles to be everywhere. Krafcik spent his conversation with Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval emphasizing the need for safety in developing automated driving systems and at the same time tempering some of the expectations caused by the hype around this technology.


Apple adds 11 cars to its California fleet of autonomous test vehicles

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Project Titan, Apple's secretive autonomous car program, is expanding. The Cupertino company has added 11 new test vehicles to its fleet in California, according to MacReports, boosting the total to 66. That's up from 55 in May. The program is rumored to be related to a self-driving platform Apple intends to provide to automobile manufacturers, though the company has yet to apply for an autonomous driving permit. It kicked off semiautonomous trial runs with three 2015 Lexus RX 450h SUVs roughly a year ago, in April 2017, after receiving licenses from the California Department of Motor Vehicles. "We're focusing on autonomous systems," Apple CEO Tim Cook told Bloomberg Television last year, in one of the few public descriptions of Project Titan.


GTA Online 'After Hours' update lets people open a club with real DJs

The Independent

Grand Theft Auto has revealed its "After Hours" update, allowing players to run their own nightclubs. The new content – which will come to the online multiplayer part of the game on 24 July – features real DJs and the return of much loved characters. As with all GTA updates, the software will come free to anyone who has Grand Theft Auto 5 on PC, Xbox One or PlayStation 4. The I.F.O. is fuelled by eight electric engines, which is able to push the flying object to an estimated top speed of about 120mph. The giant human-like robot bears a striking resemblance to the military robots starring in the movie'Avatar' and is claimed as a world first by its creators from a South Korean robotic company Waseda University's saxophonist robot WAS-5, developed by professor Atsuo Takanishi and Kaptain Rock playing one string light saber guitar perform jam session A man looks at an exhibit entitled'Mimus' a giant industrial robot which has been reprogrammed to interact with humans during a photocall at the new Design Museum in South Kensington, London Electrification Guru Dr. Wolfgang Ziebart talks about the electric Jaguar I-PACE concept SUV before it was unveiled before the Los Angeles Auto Show in Los Angeles, California, U.S The Jaguar I-PACE Concept car is the start of a new era for Jaguar. Japan's On-Art Corp's CEO Kazuya Kanemaru poses with his company's eight metre tall dinosaur-shaped mechanical suit robot'TRX03' and other robots during a demonstration in Tokyo, Japan Japan's On-Art Corp's eight metre tall dinosaur-shaped mechanical suit robot'TRX03' performs during its unveiling in Tokyo, Japan Singulato Motors co-founder and CEO Shen Haiyin poses in his company's concept car Tigercar P0 at a workshop in Beijing, China A picture shows Singulato Motors' concept car Tigercar P0 at a workshop in Beijing, China Connected company president Shigeki Tomoyama addresses a press briefing as he elaborates on Toyota's "connected strategy" in Tokyo.


Halifax and Lloyds online banking payments down: Customers experiencing problem transferring money

The Independent

Halifax and Lloyds customers are being hit by major problems when they try to move their money. Both banks report issues with their online banking services. The problems appear to be with the faster payments system that is used across the UK to allow for quicker transfers. The I.F.O. is fuelled by eight electric engines, which is able to push the flying object to an estimated top speed of about 120mph. The giant human-like robot bears a striking resemblance to the military robots starring in the movie'Avatar' and is claimed as a world first by its creators from a South Korean robotic company Waseda University's saxophonist robot WAS-5, developed by professor Atsuo Takanishi and Kaptain Rock playing one string light saber guitar perform jam session A man looks at an exhibit entitled'Mimus' a giant industrial robot which has been reprogrammed to interact with humans during a photocall at the new Design Museum in South Kensington, London Electrification Guru Dr. Wolfgang Ziebart talks about the electric Jaguar I-PACE concept SUV before it was unveiled before the Los Angeles Auto Show in Los Angeles, California, U.S The Jaguar I-PACE Concept car is the start of a new era for Jaguar.


Zoox Flashes Serious Self-Driving Skills in Chaotic San Francisco

WIRED

San Francisco has some of the country's worst traffic. The lights always feel out of sync. The pavement is riddled with potholes. It is, in all, a horrific place to drive. And for the same reasons, it's a tremendous place to teach a car to drive itself.


First Test Drive of the Tesla Model 3 Performance: A Thrilling, Modern Marvel

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And this is guilt-free hooning since I'll recover, going downhill, most energy expended going up. Give her the spurs, Moon Flower. The Model 3's uncanny stability while cornering is mostly the product of its lithium-battery keel; but Tesla didn't skimp on the suspension bits: upper and lower A arms (aluminum and steel) with virtual steer axis geometry, twin-tube coilovers and anti-roll bar in front; in the rear, a multi-link geometry, also with twin-tube shocks and anti-roll bar. For now the hottest tires available are the Michelin Pilot Sport 4S, which are nice all-rounders but not particularly grippy. I'm no financial analyst, but I do know cars.