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Eastman Kodak (Rochester, N.Y.), a manufacturer of imaging-related products, has developed an online neural network-based machine vision system for surface mount solder paste inspection. Caere (Los Gatos, Calif.), a provider of neural network-based optical character recognition (OCR) technology, has signed an agreement to supply IBM Ireland with OCR Readers for AN POST, Ireland's national postal service. Using a handheld wand, postal employees will be able to scan text and read bar codes from anywhere on a document. BrainTech (Scottsdale, Ariz.), a developer of neural network and fuzzy logic-based pattern recognition technologies, has signed a development agreement with Raven (Alexandria, Va.), a developer of acoustic systems for the U.S. Navy. BrainTech will integrate its pattern-matching recognition engine into Raven's new medical diagnostic systems.


AI, Market Research, and the 3 E's

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Market researchers face pressure to produce better results at faster speeds. Can AI help them meet this challenge? We usually hail the near-instant availability of information as a good thing, but it has its drawbacks. People are used to having their needs fulfilled almost on command. In this environment, waiting for anything -- even high-quality research -- can feel like an imposition.


Honda's new robot looks like WALL-E's lovechild

Mashable

Honda showed off a slick new Sports EV concept at the Tokyo Motor Show earlier this week, but the automaker's most charming future-forward design to debut at the event isn't something you'll ever take for a drive. The Japanese company unveiled the RoboCas concept, an all-electric, self-driving cargo robot that looks like the offspring of the bot couple from Disney's WALL-E. I mean, just look at this thing. There's not a ton of information about the RoboCas concept in terms of specs, so we don't know how long its battery might last or what type of system enables the self-driving functionality beyond a reference to "Honda's autonomous mobility technology." Honda instead described the bot as a companion that was "born to make each person's ideas and dreams come true."


AUSA 2017: 4 amazing land vehicles at this year's show

FOX News

Fox Firepower: Defense Specialist Allison Barrie shares her top picks of high-tech military vehicles on display at AUSA 2017 including a fuel-cell powered Chevy truck and a self-driving Polaris MRZR. Armored vehicles with laser weapons, silent motorcycles that can run on jet fuel, self-driving ATVs and futuristic Chevy trucks - there were a lot of eye-popping vehicles in the nation's capital this week. Another JLTV featured the Boeing Maneuver Short Range Air Defense (SHORAD) Launcher including a M3P .50 JLTV General Purpose equipped with Rafael Samson RWS Dual Stabilized Remote Weapon Systems with M230 LF, and the Trophy Light Active Protection System. This new General Motors prototype, known as the Chevrolet Colorado ZH2, runs on hydrogen fuel cells.


SureFly, a New Air Taxi That Runs On Electricity--and Gasoline

IEEE Spectrum Robotics Channel

It has a passenger-carrying air taxi, called the SureFly, which combines the company's expertise in partially automated operation, from its drone business, and in hybrid-electric propulsion, from its truck business. One way to make it happen is with SureFly's computer flight system, similar to many of the electronic safety features in today's more advanced cars. "Since it's classified as a light-sport craft," Burns says, "it only takes 20 hours of [pilot] training. Helicopter training is 1500 hours."


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Robots are already a familiar sight for surgeons in many operating rooms, but there is a good chance that artificial intelligence will eventually render its human colleagues obsolete. By 2053, artificial intelligence is likely to be smart enough and skilled enough to embark on a surgical career of its own.


ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (AI) TO REVEAL GLOBAL OIL STORAGE

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The US company, Orbital Insight, is using AI to analyze satellite images and identify and quantify crude oil storage tanks. The tanks have floating roofs, so the volume of oil is visible. Orbital Insight is using shadow-detection technology and calculates how full a storage tank is by the size of the crescent-shaped shadow on the tank roof.


Low Gasoline Prices, What are Consumers Doing with the Extra Cash?

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She is currently in the NYC Data Science Academy 12 week full time Data Science Bootcamp pr... taking place between April 11th to July 1st, 2016. This post is based on her third class project - Web Scraping, due on the 6th week of the program. Oil prices have fallen sharply since the summer of 2014. Prices bottomed in February 2016, since then they have gradually increased. While the breakeven cost is a popular topic among investors, on the consumer side gasoline prices are very cheap.


Apple reveals cause of its iPhone 6s 'unexpected shutdown' bug on its Chinese website

Daily Mail

Apple FINALLY reveals the cause of its iPhone 6s'unexpected shutdown' bug - but only on its Chinese website The issue has seen some iPhone 6s devices powering down unexpectedly It affects a relatively small batch of the devices manufactured last year Apple is blaming the flaw on a battery component that was exposed to'ambient air' during the manufacturing process for longer than intended Apple is blaming the flaw on a battery component that was exposed to'ambient air' during the manufacturing process for longer than intended Apple has finally revealed the details behind a technical glitch that saw some iPhone 6s handsets shutting down unexpectedly. Creepy life-like sex robots modelled on Hollywood... Now Apple invests in driverless cars: Firm finally admits... Watch the world's biggest cities evolve: Google's timelapse... Is this Amazon's top-secret delivery drone? Creepy life-like sex robots modelled on Hollywood... Now Apple invests in driverless cars: Firm finally admits... Watch the world's biggest cities evolve: Google's timelapse... Is this Amazon's top-secret delivery drone? An Apple information website based in Japan said the company might have plans to bring out a'pure white' or'jet white' version of the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. The website cited the source as a'supplier'.


Low Gasoline Prices, What are Consumers Doing with the Extra Cash?

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Knowing where the consumer is spending is normally not public information. Google Trends tracks the frequency of terms searched on their website and reports it as an index. Although web search terms are not a guarantee that a purchase was made, it's a good insight into the consumer's thoughts. And a great indication of when and where advertising companies should advertise. Could there be a possible relationship between some web search terms and gasoline prices?