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What Does the Future Hold for Edge Computing?


Edge computing can roughly be defined as the practice of processing and storing data either where it's created or close to where it's generated -- "the edge" -- whether that's a smartphone, an internet-connected machine in a factory or a car. The goal is to reduce latency, or the time it takes for an application to run or a command to execute. While that sometimes involves circumventing the cloud, it can also entail building downsized data centers closer to where users or devices are. Anything that generates a massive amount of data and needs that data to be processed as close to real time as possible can be considered a use case for edge computing: think self-driving cars, augmented reality apps and wearable devices. Edge computing can roughly be defined as the practice of processing and storing data either where it's created or close to where it's generated -- "the edge" -- whether that's a smartphone, an internet-connected machine in a factory or a car.

5G Was Going to Unite the World--Instead It's Tearing Us Apart


The world came together to build 5G. Now the next-generation wireless technology is pulling the world apart. The latest version of the 5G technical specifications, expected Friday, adds features for connecting autonomous cars, intelligent factories, and internet-of-things devices to crazy-fast 5G networks. The blueprints reflect a global effort to develop the technology, with contributions from more than a dozen companies from Europe, the US, and Asia. And yet, 5G is also pulling nations apart--with the US and China anchoring the tug-of-war.

All Models


All Models are wrong, but some are useful. Mainstream AI discourse stresses the need for unbiased data and algorithms to ensure fair representation, but overlooks the intrinsic limits of any statistical technique. Machine learning is a statistical model of the world and we should question the way it operates, also statistically, in world-making. The statistical models of machine learning have silently become a new ubiquitous Kulturtechnik through which the perception of the world is increasingly mediated and jobs are automated. From face recognition and self-driving cars to automated decision making, AI constructs, fosters and controls statistical models of society.

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


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 ...

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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


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


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 WSJD - Technology

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.

Autonomous bike bots to delivery grub and groceries


Few have, but it's looking increasingly like that may change -- at least for city dwellers in dense urban environments. The footprints of companies offering autonomous mobile robots to deliver food and groceries, while still small, continues to expand thanks to pandemic-related restrictions on dining in and shifting attitudes on contactless service, and companies are jockeying to be the as-a-service robot of choice for consumers and local businesses. We've seen expanding pilot programs announced from nearly every delivery robot developer, and today we add REV-1, a lightweight, bike-like delivery robot from startup Refraction AI, which is offering free delivery within Ann Arbor from grocery store Produce Station. Refraction is the creation of two University of Michigan professors, Matthew Johnson-Roberson and Ram Vasudevan, who say they've developed a safer, more cost-effective solution for last mile logistics than anything in the current delivery paradigm. "We have created the Goldilocks of autonomous vehicles in terms of size and shape," CEO and cofounder Matthew Johnson-Roberson told ZDNet last July.

How Is Amazon Aiming To Set A Footprint In The Self-driving Industry?


Amazon recently bought up a self-driving autonomous ride-hailing startup Zoox, which is being claimed as the most ambitious step that the tech giant has taken in the recent past. Reportedly a $1.2 billion deal, the acquisition of the Robo-taxi company is not just to build upon its capabilities to deliver packages but actively set foot in the autonomous driving industry. While Amazon has invested heavily in developing drones or autonomous delivery robots in the past, its investment in self-driving vehicles has recently gained traction. Some of the other ventures of the company have been in self-driving truck Embark when CNBC reported that it had been hauling Amazon cargo on some of its test runs. For instance, in drones, Amazon has designed a future delivery system to safely deliver packages to customers in a short period of time.