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Autonomous Self-driving Cars Working Principles 3D Animation


Self-driving cars rely on hardware and software to drive down the road without user input. The hardware collects the data; the software organizes and compiles it.This animation explains the basic operation of self-driving vehicles. Self-driving cars combine a variety of sensors to perceive their surroundings, such as radar, lidar, sonar, GPS, odometry and inertial measurement units. The challenge for driverless car designers is to produce control systems capable of analyzing sensory data in order to provide accurate detection of other vehicles and the road ahead. Modern self-driving cars generally use Bayesian simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) algorithms,[63] which fuse data from multiple sensors and an off-line map into current location estimates and map updates.

Data Annotation- Types, Tools, Benefits, and Applications in Machine Learning


In this article, we have mentioned what data annotation or labeling is, and what are its types and benefits. Besides this, we have also listed the top tools used for labeling images. The process of labeling texts, images, and other objects help ML-based algorithms to improve the accuracy of the output and offer an ultimate user experience. A reliable and experienced machine learning company holds expertise on how to utilize these data annotations for serving the purpose an ML algorithm is being designed for. You can contact such a company or hire ML developers to develop an ML-based application for your startup or enterprise. Read More: How does Machine Learning Revolutionizing the Mobile Applications?

Ethical AI- 10 Crimes that Artificial Intelligence May Encourage


Artificial intelligence (AI) may play an increasingly essential role in criminal acts in the future. From a possibility of fraud to deepfakes AI-driven manipulation may cause harm as well. Neural processing engines (NLPs) can help AI take the darker side if they are deployed for all the wrong means. The infamous case of global celebrities caught in the web of deep fakes is not hidden. With non-ethical hackers gaining funds from the dark web and the underworld, the probability of deepfakes only grow larger.

Weekly Brief: Levandowski – Once Upon Today in America – TU Automotive


Former Waymo and Uber self-driving car-whiz kid, Anthony Levandowski was sentenced last week to 18 months in federal prison for stealing trade secrets. Levandowski will also pay a $95,000 fine and $756,499.22 in restitution to Waymo. He co-founded Google's self-driving car program, now Waymo, in 2009 and served as the program's technical lead until January 2016, when he left to co-found self-driving truck start-up Otto. Seven months later Uber acquired Otto for $680M and named Levandowski the head of its self-driving car division. He was on top of the tech world. He appeared in Wired Magazine as the go-to voice in Silicon Valley for self-driving cars and LiDAR technology.

The role of self-driving vehicles in transforming agriculture


In the near future, autonomous vehicles and artificial intelligence (AI) will play a larger role in how your food is grown. Farming is as old as civilization itself, but with industrialization, modern agriculture grew in scale and sophistication to degrees never seen before in history, especially during the Green Revolution of the 1950s-60s. The sector may be poised to go through another comparable evolutionary step with machines doing important jobs in the fields. The United Nations projects the global population will increase to 9.73 billion people by 2050. While 60 percent of the global population lived in rural areas 35 years ago, about 54 percent now live in urban ones.

Council Post: Not Just The Sprinkles On Top: Baking Ethics Into AI Design


Chief Marketing Officer at Interactions, a conversational AI company, where he oversees all aspects of communications, sales and marketing. Let's face it: When a company develops artificial intelligence (AI) that can offer us a medical diagnosis, care for our elderly grandparents or autonomously drive a vehicle, ethics aren't the flashiest elements to focus on. It's tempting for companies to get caught up in the excitement of creating the latest cutting-edge technology and vow to sort out ethical considerations after the fact. That works just as well, right? Late last year, I had a conversation with Thomas Arnold, a research associate at Tufts' Human-Robot Interaction Lab, for my company's podcast.

Maintaining the illusion of reality: transfer in RL by keeping agents in the DARC


Reinforcement learning (RL) is often touted as a promising approach for costly and risk-sensitive applications, yet practicing and learning in those domains directly is expensive. It costs time (e.g., OpenAI's Dota2 project used 10,000 years of experience), it costs money (e.g., "inexpensive" robotic arms used in research typically cost 10,000 to 30,000 dollars), and it could even be dangerous to humans. How can an intelligent agent learn to solve tasks in environments in which it cannot practice? For many tasks, such as assistive robotics and self-driving cars, we may have access to a different practice area, which we will call the source domain. While the source domain has different dynamics than the target domain, experience in the source domain is much cheaper to collect.

AI Experts Rank Deepfakes and 19 Other AI-Based Crimes By Danger Level


A new report published by University College London aimed to identify the many different ways that AI could potentially assist criminals over the next 15 years. The report had 31 different AI experts take 20 different methods of using AI to carry out crimes and rank these methods based on various factors. The AI experts ranked the crimes according to variables like how easy the crime would be to commit, the potential societal harm the crime could do, the amount of money a criminal could make, and how difficult the crime would be to stop. According to the results of the report, Deepfakes posed the greatest threat to law-abiding citizens and society generally, as their potential for exploitation by criminals and terrorists is high. The AI experts ranked deepfakes at the top of the list of potential AI threats because deepfakes are difficult to identify and counteract.

How to Improve Computer Vision in AI Drones Using Image Annotation Services?


The Autonomous flying drone uses the computer vision technology to hover in the air avoiding the objects to keep moving on the right path. Apart from security surveillance and Ariel view monitoring, AI drone is now used by online retail giant Amazon to deliver the products at customer's doorstep revolutionizing the transportation and delivery system by logistics and supply chain companies. Cogito and AWS SageMaker Ground Truth have partnered to accelerate your training data pipeline. We are organising a webinar to help you "Build High-Quality Training Data for Computer Vision and NLP Applications". After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

AI & Automotive -- 5 Disruptive Use-Cases


A driverless car running on the road is like a screenshot from a sci-fi movie. However, fiction is becoming a reality, and thanks to #Artificial Intelligence (AI). AI technology complements the concept of self-driving cars. Elon Musk had in 2017 that all cars will be #autonomous in 10 years without any steering wheel. We are very close to bringing this estimate to reality in just 4 years.