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Emotibot is an AI-powered chatbot that understands human emotions - TechNode

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Artificial intelligence is all around. Tech giants and startups are cultivating their AI technology to create better ways of living such as riding on driverless cars and making payment by scanning your face. While this lies on the grounds that AI's practical skills can ultimately replace human labor, one startup believes that AI can be an emotional companion to human.


Uber Suspends Self-Driving Vehicle Program

Wall Street Journal

Uber Technologies Inc. said on Saturday it is suspending testing of its autonomous vehicles after one of the autos was involved in an accident in Tempe, Ariz., casting doubt on one of the most high-profile self-driving programs.


Uber's Self-Driving Crash Proves We Need Self-Driving Cars

WIRED

A self-driving Uber car was involved in a high-speed crash in Tempe, Arizona yesterday. No on was seriously injured, and the Volvo XC90 SUV, which was driving itself at the time, had the right of way and bears no blame, according to police.



Uber's self-driving car crashes in Arizona

Mashable

Uber's very bad, not-at-all-great 2017 just got a whole hell of a lot worse. But this time, somehow, the problem isn't human interactions in the workplace, but self-driving cars on the road.


Uber CEO linked to escort bar visit that resulted in an HR complaint

Engadget

All of this has become news now, apparently, because in the last month Michael contacted Holzwarth in an attempt to stop the trip from becoming public knowledge, telling her to simply say they went to karaoke and had a good time. His statement, which is quoted in the article, reads: "Given the intense news cycle I thought it was the right thing to do to reach out and let her know that reporters may try to contact her directly. I have known her for a long time, consider her a friend and did not want her to be taken by surprise. Her recollection of this conversation was different from mine and I am very sorry if the purpose of my call was misunderstood."


China is investing billions into US startups building cutting-edge products that could have military applications

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Military delegates arrive at the Great Hall of the People for a meeting ahead of Saturday's opening ceremony of the National People's Congress (NPC), in Beijing, China March 4, 2016.



Intel: Will The Dog Finally Bark?

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Intel's (NASDAQ:INTC) stock has remained a dog for quite a long time despite the company's desperate efforts aimed at not missing the boat popularly called the "next chip wave." After missing the opportunities in the cellphone revolution, the company has left no stone unturned to capture the so-called next chip wave. The company's recent decision to buy Israeli auto-chipmaker Mobileye (NYSE:MBLY) for more than $15 billion is another step in that direction.


Digitizing the World

Communications of the ACM

Real-time communication and collaboration lie at the heart of a new generation of high-definition (HD) digital maps that react quickly to changes in the real world. Autonomous vehicles and construction-site surveys are among the applications that are driving companies toward high-precision mapping performed almost in real time.