BMW's autonomous concept car of the future was cool, I guess

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As I approached San Francisco International Airport, my expectations for BMW's new concept car were as big as the looming Boeing 777F Lufthansa cargo jet waiting for me. I had surrendered my cellphone and everything in my purse but my drivers license to see BMW's iNext vehicle. Its tour started in Munich a few days earlier; it came to the Bay Area after a stop at New York's JFK airport, and was scheduled to continue on to Beijing. SEE ALSO: BMW makes sure we can't escape voice assistants while driving After passing a final security check, I climbed up the rickety staircase with fellow media members and entered the cavernous aircraft. We had been told very little about what we were going to see, except it was not only the "car of the future" but the "idea of the future."


CAGE director charged under anti-terrorism law for refusing to hand over passwords to police

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The international director of campaign group CAGE has been charged under anti-terror laws, after refusing to surrender his passwords to police. Muhammad Rabbani was arrested last November after handing his laptop and mobile phone to officers but refusing to unlock them, after being stopped and searched at Heathrow Airport. He has now been charged under Schedule 7 of the Terrorism Act 2000. The I.F.O. is fuelled by eight electric engines, which is able to push the flying object to an estimated top speed of about 120mph. The giant human-like robot bears a striking resemblance to the military robots starring in the movie'Avatar' and is claimed as a world first by its creators from a South Korean robotic company Waseda University's saxophonist robot WAS-5, developed by professor Atsuo Takanishi and Kaptain Rock playing one string light saber guitar perform jam session A man looks at an exhibit entitled'Mimus' a giant industrial robot which has been reprogrammed to interact with humans during a photocall at the new Design Museum in South Kensington, London Electrification Guru Dr. Wolfgang Ziebart talks about the electric Jaguar I-PACE concept SUV before it was unveiled before the Los Angeles Auto Show in Los Angeles, California, U.S The Jaguar I-PACE Concept car is the start of a new era for Jaguar.


How to deal with FAA drone regulations, according to Workhorse CEO Steve Burns

ZDNet

When the FAA finally released commercial drone regulations earlier this year, many executives were disappointed . The rules -- especially the requirement that pilots keep drones within their line of sight -- dampened dreams of commercial delivery services. Steve Burns, CEO of Workhorse, a company that specializes in electric delivery trucks, has an unusually optimistic view. With that in mind, Workhorse plans to start using drones to deliver packages at the end of August. They have already been testing the system with a Section 333 Exemption, and the next step is conforming to the FAA's new rules.


The airports of the future are here

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No matter how well-regarded a particular airport happens to be, the slog from curb to cabin is pretty much the same wherever you go. A decades-old paradigm of queues, security screens, snack vendors, and gate-waiting prevails--the only difference is the level of stress. Transiting a modern hub such as Munich or Seoul is more easily endured than threading your way through the perpetual construction zones that pass for airports around New York. The sky portal of the 2040s, however, is likely to be free of such delights. Many of us will be driven to the terminal by autonomous cars; our eyes, faces, and fingers will be scanned; and our bags will have a permanent ID that allows them to be whisked from our homes before we even set out.


Best of the web: Artificial Intelligence news for December 4, 2016

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NEW DELHI: In a first for Indian carriers, Air India is rationing the number of alcoholic drinks being served to its premium international passengers at airport lounges across India. The AI move follows a recent plea by several Indian airlines to aviation authorities to restrict passengers' access to liquor at departure terminals to check increasing incidents of unruly behaviour by tipsy flyers. Tagged In Artificial Intelligence India Airport Beer Kolkata Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport Air India Indira Gandhi International Airport Wine Gin Rum Chennai International Airport Indian (airline) Go Air Indi Go Airport Lounge Rajiv Gandhi International Airport Recently actually had the time to visit a very controversial exhibition in Palazzo Strozzi, by Chinese artist Ai WeiWei. Apple has given its clearest indication yet that it's working on a self-driving car – or at least working with car manufacturers to make the plans a reality. Tagged In The Wall Street Journal Wired (magazine) Apple Inc Washington, D C Minivan Mc Laren Machine Learning National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Victoria (australia) Financial Times Mc Laren Technology Group Paul Krugman would stand in line to meet Charlie Stross.