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Invisible AI's 'intelligent agent' cameras can see what autoworkers and machines are doing wrong

FOX News

FOX Business correspondent Lydia Hu has the latest on jobs at risk as AI further develops on'America's Newsroom.' Tesla CEO Elon Musk often refers to the automobile factory as "the machine that builds the machine," but there are plenty of human workers involved in even the most highly automated plants. They remain a key part of the exceedingly complex process that is automobile assembly but need to operate as efficiently as their mechanical counterparts to keep cars and trucks coming off the line with a combination of quality and speed. Weeding out issues and making sure everything is running smoothly has traditionally meant sending quality control personnel up and down the lines to get eyes on the action. WHAT ARE THE FOUR MAIN TYPES OF AI? Palo Alto-based Invisible AI was founded by veterans of the autonomous car industry who saw an alternative for the artificial intelligence-driven machine vision technology they were working on that could come to market long before the mass acceptance of self-driving cars.

Driverless trucks on California highways? Legislators don't trust the DMV to ensure safety

Los Angeles Times

When Teslas are in self-driving mode, they've been recorded crossing into oncoming traffic and hitting parked cars. But what would happen if an 80,000-pound, 18-wheel driverless truck suddenly went off the rails? That's an experiment some California legislators aren't ready to run. They argue that the state Department of Motor Vehicles has so badly mishandled the driverless car industry that it can't be trusted to oversee big rigs barreling down the highways autonomously. AB 316 -- which would wrest control of driverless truck testing and deployment from the DMV and require human drivers in the cab for at least five years while a safety record is collected -- passed in the Assembly on Wednesday.

GM is developing a drone-killing off-road pickup for the US Army

FOX News

A General Motors pickup has never hauled something like this. GM Defense is collaborating with military contractor Black Sage Technologies to integrate a drone defense system into the Infantry Squad Vehicle (ISV) that GM Defense recently began supplying to the US Army. The ISV is based on the last-generation Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 midsize pickup and manufactured in Concord, N.C., using frames supplied by NASCAR's Hendrick Motorsports. The midsize truck was engineered for high-speed off-road driving and designed to fit inside a CH-47 Chinook helicopter, slung from a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter, or air-dropped from a cargo plane by parachute for quick deployment into the field. The vehicle can be outfitted to fit nine troops, but there are several configurations that mix passenger, cargo and arms carrying capabilities.

Lawyer Blames ChatGPT For Fake Citations In Court Filing

Huffington Post - Tech news and opinion

A lawyer who relied on ChatGPT to prepare a court filing for his client is finding out the hard way that the artificial intelligence tool has a tendency to fabricate information. Steven Schwartz, a lawyer for a man suing the Colombian airline Avianca over a metal beverage cart allegedly injuring his knee, is facing a sanctions hearing on June 8 after admitting last week that several of the cases he supplied the court as evidence of precedent were invented by ChatGPT, a large language model created by OpenAI. Lawyers for Avianca first brought the concerns to the judge overseeing the case. "Six of the submitted cases appear to be bogus judicial decisions with bogus quotes and bogus internal citations," U.S. District Judge P. Kevin Castel said earlier this month after reviewing Avianca's complaint, calling the situation an "unprecedented circumstance." The invented cases included decisions titled "Varghese v. Schwartz ― an attorney with Levidow, Levidow & Oberman who's been licensed in New York for more than 30 years ― then confessed in an affidavit that he'd used ChatGPT to produce the cases in support of his client and was "unaware of the possibility that its content could be false."

A lawyer used ChatGPT for a legal filing. The chatbot cited nonexistent cases it just made up.


Lawyer Steven Schwartz of Levidow, Levidow & Oberman has been practicing law for three decades. Now, one case can completely derail his entire career. He relied on ChatGPT in his legal filings(opens in a new tab) and the AI chatbot completely manufactured previous cases, which Schwartz cited, out of thin air. It all starts with the case in question, Mata v. Avianca. According to the New York Times(opens in a new tab), an Avianca(opens in a new tab) customer named Roberto Mata was suing the airline after a serving cart injured his knee during a flight.

The Tricky Business of Computing Ethical Values


An expert in computing responds to Tara Isabella Burton's "I Know Thy Works." In 2018 researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab, Harvard University, the University of British Columbia, and Université Toulouse Capitole shared the results of one of the largest moral experiments conducted to date. They recorded 40 million ethical decisions from millions of people across 233 countries. The experiment's "Moral Machine" posed to users variations of the classic trolley problem, imagining instead the trolley as a self-driving car. Should the car swerve and collide with jaywalking pedestrians or maintain its current trajectory, which would yield inevitable doom for the passengers inside?

Uber will offer Waymo robotaxi rides and deliveries in Phoenix starting later this year


Beginning later this year, Phoenix area residents and visitors will be able to hail Waymo taxis through Uber, thanks to a new "multi-year" partnership the two companies announced on Tuesday. The pact will see a "set number" of Waymo vehicles made available to Uber users for rides and deliveries. The announcement comes after Waymo recently doubled its Phoneix service area to 180 square miles. Waymo spokesperson Katherine Barna told The Verge the robotaxis the company is making available to Uber users wouldn't be exclusive to the platform. Phoenix residents can continue to turn to the Waymo One if they want an autonomous ride somewhere.

Travel experts at Expedia reveal three hidden ways to save hundreds on flights

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Flights are unbelievably expensive, with many airliners offering their highest airfares in years. Rising jet fuel prices, staff shortages due to pandemic disruptions and a lack of new aircraft are creating a perfect storm of problems for passengers. But there are hidden ways that you can keep the cost of your summer travel down, according to experts at Expedia. It pays to know what day of the week is best to fly along with how far in advance to purchase a ticket, too. The best time to book a domestic flight is at least a month before.

SoftBank unit bringing Estonian self-driving buses to Japan

The Japan Times

A SoftBank Group affiliate has teamed up with an Estonian startup in a bid to accelerate Japan's efforts to mobilize self-driving buses in 50 locations by 2025. Tokyo-based Boldly plans to have self-driving buses operating in eight new areas in Japan this fiscal year to cater to rapidly aging communities. The diminutive, eight-seater driverless transporters will be manufactured by Estonia-based Auve Tech, Boldly said in a statement. The SoftBank-owned startup is also in discussion with government officials on potential rule changes and a budget hike for next-generation public transportation systems in the country with the world's oldest population, according to Boldly CEO Yuki Saji. The first of Auve's buses, branded MiCa, is expected to start commercial services this summer after seeking regulatory approval.