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MIT Claims New Tech Could Help Self-Driving Cars 'See' Through Fog and Dust

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Most self-driving car testing takes place in places like California, Arizona, and Nevada, and there's a reason for that. The sensors these cars rely on to navigate are less reliable in poor weather and other low-visibility conditions. But MIT claims to be developing new tech that could help with that. MIT's experimental sensor reads radiation at sub-terahertz wavelengths, which are between microwave and infrared radiation on the electromagnetic spectrum. That means they can be detected through fog and dust, according to MIT.



10 Principles For Design In The Age Of AI

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While great thinkers like Dieter Rams and George Nelson offered their own design principles in past eras, industrial designer Yves Béhar points out that there are no comparable manifestos or guidelines for designers working with AI, robotics, and connected technology today. Last week, in a talk delivered at the inaugural A/D/O/ Design Festival in Brooklyn, Béhar presented his vision for what those guidelines should look like–in the form of 10 principles for design in the age of AI. What problem are you trying to solve with AI? Considering the multitude of "smart" products that are actually quite stupid, it's a question worth asking. "At CES there was a lot of mundane automation that is more part of what I would call gadgetry–versus automation that truly improves people's lives or delivers considerable amounts of service or value," Béhar says. "What is our intent in the world? For a company, for a product, for a service, I think it's an important question to ask ourselves."


Scientists call for a ban on AI-controlled killer robots

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"We are not talking about walking, talking terminator robots that are about to take over the world; what we are concerned about is much more imminent: conventional weapons systems with autonomy," Human Right's Watch advocacy director Mary Wareham told the BBC. Another big question that arises: who is responsible when a machine does decide to take a human life? Is it the person who made the machine? "The delegation of authority to kill to a machine is not justified and a violation of human rights because machines are not moral agents and so cannot be responsible for making decisions of life and death," associate professor from the New School in New York Peter Asaro told the BBC. But not everybody is on board to fully denounce the use of AI-controlled weapon systems.


'Don't panic!' Is a robot about to take YOUR job? Shock study reveals AI SURGE

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"It's very visible that technological sectors are now prioritising the implementation of AI in their everyday workforce." "We can see that the companies listed in the research are already using different types of AI-technology to improve the way they engage with their users and customers." Google's translation service, for example, uses AI tools such as machine learning and natural language processes to provide real-time translations, he explained.


Jeff Schneider: Self Driving Cars and AI CMU RI Seminar

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Abstract: "Artificial intelligence and machine learning are critical to reaching full autonomy in self driving cars. I will present two autonomy systems along with the use of machine learning in each of them. I will summarize recent progress in commercializing these systems and make some observations about the potential impact of these systems in our daily life. Some of the biggest remaining challenges include efficiently solving the long tail of unusual events on the road, scaling up from demos to commercially viable systems, and verifying the safety of these AI-based systems. I will finish with thoughts on addressing those issues."


Venture Capital Funding For Artificial Intelligence Startups Hit Record High In 2018

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AI startups experienced their best funding year ever, raising a record $9.33 billion, or nearly 10% of last year's total VC investments that reached $99.5 billion, an 18-year high since the dot-com era.Getty The Artificial Intelligence (AI) winter is definitely over. As venture capital (VC) funding nears record since the dot-com era, with U.S. companies raising $99.5 billion versus $119.6 billion in 2000 according to the latest PwC MoneyTree Report, AI startups also experienced their best year ever, raising a record $9.33 billion, or nearly 10% of last year's total VC investments. Since 2013, VC investments in AI startups had regularly increased over the following four years, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of about 36%. However, AI-related funding significantly jumped last year, increasing 72% compared to 2017, despite a dip in deal activity, with 466 startups funded from 533 in 2017, and after increasing for four years. The report also reveals that seed-stage deal activity among AI-related companies rose to 28% in the fourth-quarter of 2018, compared to 24% in the three months prior, while expansion-stage deal activity jumped to 32%, from 23%.


Pentagon outlines its first artificial intelligence strategy

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The U.S. military wants to expand its use of artificial intelligence in warfare, but says it will take care to deploy the technology in accordance with the nation's values. The Pentagon outlined its first AI strategy in a report released Tuesday. The plan calls for accelerating the use of AI systems throughout the military, from intelligence-gathering operations to predicting maintenance problems in planes or ships. It urges the U.S. to advance such technology swiftly before other countries chip away at its technological advantage. "Other nations, particularly China and Russia, are making significant investments in AI for military purposes, including in applications that raise questions regarding international norms and human rights," the report says.


Embracing the 'Future' of Bots – there's No Time like the Present

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In this piece, Erica explores the current impact of technology and AI on recruitment and AI, and why in this talent short era, embracing bots is more crucial than it's ever been. Ten years ago, the idea of robots and Artificial Intelligence in the workplace, let alone recruitment and HR, would certainly have been met with scepticism. Times have changed and the simple fact is bots are here, valuable and, quite frankly, businesses across America need to embrace them. Aside from the fact that the emerging generation of employees has had constant interaction with some form of AI or Bot since childhood - leading to expectations that all user experiences should match those in the social and consumer world - there's arguably a more critical reason for starting your journey with AI and robotics in talent acquisition. As the Americas region faces a shortage of available talent, the solution for many businesses lies in artificial intelligence and robotic process automation (RPA) to better source, capture, engage and manage their workforces.


Smart Robot Market Size Trends Forecast To 2026 Contact Now

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According to Verified Market Research, the Global Smart Robot Market was valued at USD 4.83 Billion in 2018 and is projected to reach USD 26.25 Billion by 2026, growing at a CAGR of 23.6% from 2019 to 2026. Smart robots are defined as the robots that have been enhanced with advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and IoT. These robots are capable of learning from its environment and further building its capabilities based on that knowledge. Smart robots act like a man's substitution in executing the tasks that are either dangerous or repetitive, where man is incapable of performing due to body limitations, or tasks that occur in extreme environments. Moreover, these smart robots are designed to carry out specific tasks for personal, professional, and industrial applications such as elderly assistance, pool cleaning, and robotic pets among others.