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Clustering Uber Rideshare Data - KDnuggets


According to Gartner, by 2020, a quarter billion connected vehicles will form a major element of the Internet of Things. Connected vehicles are projected to generate 25GB of data per hour, which can be analyzed to provide real-time monitoring and apps, and will lead to new concepts of mobility and vehicle usage. Uber Technologies Inc is a peer-to-peer ride sharing platform. Uber platform connects the cab drivers who can drive to the customer location. Uber uses machine learning, from calculating pricing to finding the optimal positioning of cars to maximize profits.

Meet The AI Designed To Help Humans, Not Replace Them


ASAPP founder Gustavo Sapoznik developed software that trains customer-service reps to be "radically" more productive, winning the young startup an $800 million valuation. If you've ever felt your blood boil after sitting on hold for 40 minutes before reaching an agent . . . A customer-service representative for JetBlue, for instance, might have to flip rapidly among a dozen or more computer programs just to link your frequent-flier number to a specific itinerary. "Imagine that cognitive load, while you have someone screaming at you or complaining about some serious problem, and you're swiveling between 20 screens to see which one you need to be able to help this person," says Gustavo Sapoznik, 34, the founder and CEO of ASAPP, a New York City–based developer of AI-powered customer-service software. Sapoznik remembers just such a scene while shadowing a call-center agent at a "very large" company (he won't name names), watching the worker navigate a "Frankenstack" patchwork of software, entering a caller's information into six different billing systems before locating it.

You Scared, Bro? Maybe Your Autonomous Car Should Ease Your Fears


Most people surveyed about autonomous are comfortable with the technology and yet billions continue ... [ ] to be invested in the technology. In a recent survey by Myplanet of various technologies, "autonomous driving" came in as the most uncomfortable of the thirty-five technologies at 66.8% of the Americans surveyed. To put that in perspective, one of the technologies near the middle of the pack was "surgical robot" at 42% negative, which translates into "I'd rather your'bot cuts me open than have it drive me to the corner store." As summarized well by Jason Cottrell, Myplanet CEO, "Customers have made up their minds about autonomous driving and it's skewed heavily to the negative." Other studies, in fact, corroborate that level of fear (e.g.

These driverless cars in Shanghai form the world's first 'robotaxi' fleet


While Didi is the first ride-hailing company to roll out a robotaxi service in Shanghai, a few companies launched similar services in other Chinese cities earlier this year. Tech giant Baidu introduced 45 of its robotaxis in the central city of Changsha in March, and Momenta, a startup backed by Baidu rival Tencent, has announced plans for a robotaxi test run in Beijing this fall.

Using Patent Analytics To See Why Amazon Bought Zoox


Aicha Evans who is the CEO of the self-driving technology development company Zoox, talks about ... [ ] autonomous cars during a keynote session at the Amazon Re:MARS conference on robotics and artificial intelligence at the Aria Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada on June 6, 2019. On June 26th, Amazon announced via their blog they are acquiring autonomous ride-hailing vehicle startup Zoox. Financial terms of the acquisition were disclosed. However, the Financial Times says Amazon paid $1.2B for Zoox. Launched in 2014, Zoox began with the vision of producing zero-emissions vehicles for autonomous ride-hailing services.

This Magic Box Gives Your Car Autonomous Parking Abilities


Like a magician setting up a trick, Anuja Sonalker starts by making it clear that there is no hidden driver in her car's front or back seat. Next, she presses the phone camera up against the side window and waves it around until I reassure her that I'm satisfied. Sonalker then turns and strides away from the idling vehicle until she is maybe 10 or 15 feet away. Next, she holds up a smartphone displaying the STEER Tech app and taps it a couple of times. In the background, the car springs to life.

How Will Autonomous Cars Affect Insurance?


Almost most of the major automakers are developing autonomous cars of some kind. Some, like Tesla's Autopilot and Google's Waymo, already are in use, though they're maybe not fully autonomous yet. Tesla and Waymo, like so many other automakers in the autonomous car race, remain ironing out the kinks. In the meantime, one of the biggest debates surrounding driverless cars is how they'll impact the insurance industry. If human error causes virtually all car accidents, then in theory, self-driving cars would be the solution.

A new way to train AI systems could keep them safer from hackers


The context: One of the best unsolved defects of deep knowing is its vulnerability to so-called adversarial attacks. When included to the input of an AI system, these perturbations, apparently random or undetected to the human eye, can make things go totally awry. Stickers tactically put on a stop indication, for instance, can deceive a self-driving automobile into seeing a speed limitation indication for 45 miles per hour, while sticker labels on a roadway can puzzle a Tesla into drifting into the incorrect lane. Safety important: Most adversarial research study concentrates on image acknowledgment systems, however deep-learning-based image restoration systems are susceptible too. This is especially uncomfortable in healthcare, where the latter are typically utilized to rebuild medical images like CT or MRI scans from x-ray information.

Elon Musk's Boring Company hosts contest to find a machine that digs a tunnel faster than a snail

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Elon Musk envisions tunnels deep in the ground to solve'soul-destroying traffic' – but now he needs your help. The billionaire is hosting a competition through The Boring Company that challenges the public to dig a 98-foot deep tunnel with a circular opening of 19.7 inches. According to The Boring Company's site, the main objective of the contest is to dig faster than a snail, which is 14 times faster than its own machine. Three winners are set to be chosen in spring 2021 for fastest to complete the tunnel, along with one that has a driving surface that a Tesla remote controlled car can drive through. Elon Musk envisions tunnels deep in the ground to solve'soul-destroying traffic' – but now he needs your help.

Tesla's Elon Musk: Our fully autonomous cars are now 'very close'


Tesla CEO Elon Musk says the car manufacturer will have the "basic functionality" to deliver level 5 autonomous driving this year. Bloomberg and Reuters report that Musk said Tesla was "very close" to bringing out fully autonomous driving capabilities. He made the claim in a prerecorded video shown at the World AI Conference in Shanghai. "I'm extremely confident that level 5 or essentially complete autonomy will happen and I think will happen very quickly," said Musk. "I remain confident that we will have the basic functionality for level 5 autonomy complete this year." SEE: An IT pro's guide to robotic process automation (free PDF) (TechRepublic) In April last year, Musk said Tesla would probably have fully autonomous driving by the end of the year and that he would be "shocked" if it didn't by the end of 2020 at the latest, at which point "having a human intervene will decrease safety". From the beginning of this month, Tesla sells its Autopilot Full Self-Driving (FSD) for $8,000, up from $7,000.