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'DeepSqueak' A.I. Decodes Mice Chatter

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In what is somehow the cutest science story of the new year so far, scientists at the University of Washington have announced a new artificial intelligence system for decoding mouse squeaks. Dubbed DeepSqueak, the software program can analyze rodent vocalizations and then pattern-match the audio to behaviors observed in laboratory settings. As such, the software can be used to partially decode the language of mice and other rodents. Researchers hope that the technology will be helpful in developing a broad range of medical and psychological studies. Published this week in the journal Neuropsychopharmacology, the study is based around a novel use of sonogram technology, which transforms an audio signal into an image or series of graphs.


Saudi-led coalition hits Houthi-held areas in renewed air raids

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Fighter jets belonging to a Saudi-led coalition battling Yemen's Houthi rebels have launched dozens of air raids on several Yemeni provinces, as the kingdom announced the start of a new military operation. The Houthi-run Al Masirah Media Network reported air raids on the capital, Sanaa, as well as Marib, al-Jouf, al-Bayda, Hajjah and Saada provinces throughout Wednesday and into the night. It said an elderly woman and a child were killed and four others wounded in Saada province. In Sanaa, residents described the air raids, which also struck the city's international airport, as "violent". Saudi state television reported earlier on Wednesday that the coalition had begun a military push against the Houthis after the group stepped up cross-border missile and drone attacks on the kingdom.


AI Boundaries and Self-Driving Cars: The Driving Controls Debate - AI Trends

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That's one of the most popular questions I get asked when I am presenting at AI self-driving car events and Autonomous Vehicles (AV) conferences. At the Cybernetic AI Self-Driving Car Institute, we are developing AI software for self-driving cars, and the aspects of driver controls are also of crucial attention to our efforts, along with being notable for the efforts of the auto makers and other tech firms that are developing self-driving cars or so-called driverless or robot cars. If you are willing to strap-in and put on your seat belt, I'll do a whirlwind tour through the nuances of the ongoing debate about driver car controls in AI self-driving cars. It's quite a story and it has both ups and downs, which might leave you in tears or you might be uplifted. In essence, the matter deals with whether or not there should be a steering wheel, a brake pedal, and an accelerator pedal -- which I'll henceforth herein refer to collectively as "driver controls," provided in AI self-driving ...


Digital Circuit World by Artist Nandika Dutt

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Machine learning (ML)is the study of computer algorithms that improve automatically through experience.It is seen as a subset of artificial intelligence. Machine learning algorithms build a mathematical model based on sample data, known as "training data", in order to make predictions or decisions without being explicitly programmed to do so. At a very high level, machine learning is the process of teaching a computer system how to make accurate predictions when fed data. Those predictions could be answering whether a piece of fruit in a photo is he Kiwi and orange, spotting people crossing the road in front of a self-driving car, whether the use of the word book in a sentence relates to a paperback or a hotel reservation, whether an email is spam, or recognizing speech accurately enough to generate captions for a video stream. The key difference from traditional computer software is that a human developer hasn't written code that instructs the system how to tell the difference between the Kiwi and orange.


How AI is Changing the Mobility Landscape - DATAVERSITY

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Click here to learn more about Gilad David Maayan. There are a significant number of investments in the automotive industry nowadays. The majority of these investments focus on artificial intelligence (AI) and the optimization of self-driving technology. Meanwhile, new mobility systems and players are making their way into the automotive market. Tesla is trying to improve its autopilot system, Uber is testing robo-taxis, and Google is developing self-driving cars.


The e-bike that's scaring one of America's closest allies

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This ebook, based on the latest ZDNet / TechRepublic special feature, examines how driverless cars, trucks, semis, delivery vehicles, drones, and other UAVs are poised to unleash a new level of automation in the enterprise. Ever since I saw The Exorcist in a theater, I've dreaded such dark manipulation, though I've now come to terms with the benefits of green pea soup. I, therefore, suffered several fits of trepidation on learning that an ad had escaped into the world, an ad which -- according to a powerful official body -- was creating a climate of anxiety. What worried me even more was that this was an ad for an e-bike and the official body was French. Yes, one of America's closest allies and the place where laissez-faire originated.


TuSimple Adds Logistics Operators to Self-Driving Trucks Effort

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That plan will include highway lanes enabled for self-driving trucks and terminals stretching from Los Angeles to Jacksonville, Fla., over the next two to three years, and eventually across the Lower 48 states, said Cheng Lu, TuSimple's president. Top news and in-depth analysis on the world of logistics, from supply chain to transport and technology. The company's fleet of 40 trucks now operates autonomously on seven routes between Phoenix, Tucson, Ariz., El Paso, Tex. and Dallas, with a human operator on board each vehicle to take over if needed. TuSimple plans to pilot fully autonomous driverless service next year, the company said, and aims to expand those operations nationwide in 2023 and 2024 with the help of commercialized technology it is developing with German car-parts maker ZF Friedrichshafen AG. To get there, TuSimple is building out lanes and terminals connected by high-definition routing maps that function "like virtual railroad tracks" for its retrofitted big rigs, Mr. Lu said.


UK's competition regulator demands tougher action on Google and Facebook

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The UK's Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has called on the UK government to create "a new pro-competition regulatory regime" that can control Facebook, Google and other technology companies that are primarily funded by digital advertising. The non-ministerial department has completed a study announced last July and concluded that "existing laws are not suitable for effective regulation." To combat the problem, it's recommending that a new Digital Markets Unit be set up with major oversight and powers. The Unit was first proposed in a report published by the Digital Competition Expert Panel (DCEP) -- a group chaired by Professor Jason Furman, a former chief economist when Barack Obama was president -- in March 2019. The CMA believes it should have a code of conduct that ensures Facebook and Google don't veer into "exploitative or exclusionary practices," or do anything that is likely to reduce public trust and transparency.


Security first: Your AI is so easy to hack …

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AI is becoming mainstream, embedded into more and more applications of everyday life. From healthcare and finance to transportation and energy, the opportunities appear endless. Every sector is ripe with opportunities for time, money, and other resources savings, and AI provides many solutions. Yet critical questions remain unanswered related to AI security. How are IT organizations managing AI security as it scales to the enterprise, and do you have the audit functionality to answer questions of regulators?


Introducing The Mindboggling Flying Taxis Of The Future

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We already have drones and increasingly autonomous cars, so it's perhaps no surprise that several companies are already working on flying taxis – also known as passenger drones and electrical vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft. The first piloted eVTOL services are expected as early as this year, but we could see pilot-less autonomous eVTOLs soon after that. That's right; autonomous flying taxis could be a reality in your lifetime. The number of hours we used to spend sitting in traffic before the coronavirus hit is almost too depressing to think about, particularly if you live in a densely populated, congested city like Los Angeles, New York or London. Some are suggesting eVTOL services could be the answer to our traffic prayers – transporting passengers on congested city routes through the air. Meanwhile, other companies are developing eVTOLs aimed at popular intercity journeys, such as traveling from my home town of Milton Keynes to London.