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Have you ever imagined a technology that would replace all repetitive jobs and relieve humans from performing heavy labor? Artificial intelligence is a technological blow that has continued to take the world by storm since 1955. The advent of the internet has helped this technology progress exponentially, and that it is now advancing exponentially. It is streamlined with widespread sub-technologies and applications ranging from biometrics and computer vision to intelligent devices and self-driving cars. Many predictions have been made about what new advances are expected in the field of artificial intelligence.


Volvo's self-driving loader prototype is based on a Lego model

Engadget

Volvo is eager to bring self-driving technology to construction crews, but it's taking a decidedly unusual route to get there. The automaker has unveiled an autonomous wheel loader prototype, the LX03, that's based on a Lego model -- 42081 Lego Technic Concept Wheel Loader Zeux, if you're looking for it. The machine can haul 5 tons and can make its own decisions in a wide variety of situations, including team-ups with human workers. The LX03 is also uniquely modular. Volvo can make "just one or two changes" to produce a larger or smaller loader to meet a customer's demands.


Top 10 Artificial Intelligence Technologies

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Have you ever imagined a technology that would replace all repetitive jobs and relieve humans from performing heavy labor? Artificial intelligence is a technological blow that has continued to take the world by storm since 1955. The advent of the internet has helped this technology progress exponentially, and that it is now advancing exponentially. It is streamlined with widespread sub-technologies and applications ranging from biometrics and computer vision to intelligent devices and self-driving cars. Many predictions have been made about what new advances are expected in the field of artificial intelligence.


Discovering exoplanets using artificial intelligence

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By implementing artificial intelligence techniques similar to those used in autonomous cars, a team from the UNIGE and the UniBE, in partnership with the company Disaitek, has discovered a new method for detecting exoplanets. The majority of exoplanets discovered to date have been discovered using the transit method. This technique is based on a mini eclipse caused when a planet passes in front of its star. The decrease in luminosity observed makes it possible to deduce the existence of a planet and to estimate its diameter, after the observations have been periodically confirmed. However, theory predicts that in many planetary systems, interactions between planets alter this periodicity and make their detection impossible.


First Steps Towards an Ethics of Robots and Artificial Intelligence

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This article offers an overview of the main first-order ethical questions raised by robots and Artificial Intelligence (RAIs) under five broad rubrics: functionality, inherent significance, rights and responsibilities, side-effects, and threats. The


Robo-taxis are headed for a street near you

MIT Technology Review

In the coming years, mobility solutions--or how we get from point A to point B--will bridge the gap between ground and air transportation--yes, that means flying cars. Technological advancements are transforming mobility for people and, leading to unprecedented change. Nand Kochhar, vice president of automotive and transportation for Siemens Software says this transformation extends beyond transportation to society in general. "The future of mobility is going to be multimodal to meet consumer demands, to offer a holistic experience in a frictionless way, which offers comfort, convenience, and safety to the end consumer." Thinking about transportation differently is part of a bigger trend, Kochhar notes: "Look at few other trends like sustainability and emissions, which are not just a challenge for the automotive industry but to society as a whole." The advances in technology will have benefits beyond shipping and commute improvements--these technological advancements, Kochhar argues, are poised to drive an infrastructure paradigm shift that will bring newfound autonomy to those who, today, aren't able to get around by themselves. Kochhar explains, "Just imagine people in our own families who are in that stage where they're not able to drive today. Now, you're able to provide them freedom." Laurel Ruma: From Technology Review, I'm Laurel Ruma, and this is Business Lab, the show that helps business leaders make sense of new technologies coming out of the lab and into the marketplace. Our topic today is the future of mobility. In 2011, Marc Andreessen famously said, "Software is eating the world."


Baidu Apollo launches Apollo Moon Robotaix based on AION BEVs

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Shanghai (Gasgoo)- Chinese tech giant Baidu and GAC AION, the wholly-owned NEV subsidiary of GAC Group, on Oct. 26 announced the launch of a new version of the Apollo Moon Robotaxi, which is based on GAC AION's all-electric vehicles and Baidu's factory-installed autonomous driving system (hereinafter referred to as "the Apollo Moon AION version"). On the basis of the ANP (Apollo Navigation Pilot) independent closed loop, the Apollo Moon AION version is capable of the driverless running under specific conditions and the autonomous driving in complex urban traffic scenarios thanks to a tailor-made LiDAR unit and self-driving redundancy design, according to a press release from Baidu Apollo. On the side of vehicle hardware, the Apollo Moon rides on GAC AION's GEP (GAC Electric Platform) 2.0 platform dedicated to all-electric vehicles. Involving an R&D investment of 3 billion yuan ($469.91 million), the platform features a remarkable capability of autonomous driving software and hardware integration and is earlier for autonomous driving tech suppliers to deeply develop vehicle control systems thanks to its EV-focused essence. Owing to the thorough upgrades of both software and hardware, the Apollo Moon AION features lower manufacturing cost per car than that of the former-generation cars, while its overall performance has been greatly improved.


Alleged Ghosn accomplice Greg Kelly maintains innocence on last day of trial

The Japan Times

Former Nissan Motor Co. Director Greg Kelly should be exonerated of criminal charges for allegedly helping Carlos Ghosn underreport compensation, because he had no motive and no knowledge of any plans to repay the former chairman for reduced income, his lawyer said on the final day of court proceedings. Prosecutors failed to prove that there was a conspiracy within the Japanese carmaker to conceal the auto executive's remuneration, Yoichi Kitamura, Kelly's defense attorney, said during closing arguments Wednesday at the Tokyo District Court. Kelly, 65, was arrested the same day as Ghosn in November 2018 and has been in Japan ever since, seeking to prove his innocence in a trial that started a year ago. "The defendant, Gregory Lewis Kelly, is innocent," Kitamura said. The trial against Kelly, who denies the charges, is nearing completion, with a verdict due in March.


Tesla Hits $1 Trillion Market Cap: Role of AI & What Happens If a Driver Falls Asleep?

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Tesla recently hit a $1 trillion market cap for the first time following news that Hertz is ordering 100,000 vehicles to build out its electric vehicle rental fleet by the end of 2022. Elon Musk did it again. Tesla has reinvented the art of designing, building and selling modern cars by leveraging artificial intelligence and machine learning. While most of the auto manufacturing industry buys components from many suppliers, Tesla has built up its own supply chain: it has custom-built its own electric engines, battery packs and self-driving technology, even its own glass. If a driver falls asleep, the car will automatically put on its hazard lights to warn nearby vehicles, slow down and eventually stop.


Top 10 NLP Stocks to Buy for Big Benefits in 2021

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Natural language processing is a branch of artificial intelligence concerned with teaching computers to read and derive meaning from language. Since language is so complex, computers have to be taken through a series of steps before they can comprehend text. The following is a quick explanation of the steps that appear in a typical NLP pipeline. Over the last 25 years, Tata Elxsi has been facilitating technology-based advancements. It features a wide spectrum of breakthroughs enabled by AI and analytics, from self-driving cars to video analytics solutions.