United Airlines incident video could have broken flight provider's rules, but not the law

The Independent - Tech

A video of a passenger forcibly ejected from a United Airlines flight has been condemned across the world. It shows a man being dragged off a plane, sustaining injuries as in the process, apparently because the airline wanted to make space for it own passengers. But some have chosen instead to focus on filming of the video itself -- even claiming that the people who should actually be punished are the people that recorded it. 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.


Uber's self-driving truck delivered 50,000 cans of Budweiser

Washington Post - Technology News

If you drank a cold beer in Colorado Springs this weekend, it may have been delivered by a self-driving truck. That's where a big rig tricked out with a sophisticated system that lets a computer take control on the road delivered 50,000 cans of Budweiser last week -- in what the beer company says was the first commercial delivery using the tech. The truck that made the 120-mile journey is one of a handful of Volvo rigs equipped with tech developed by Otto, a start-up Uber acquired in August. Unlike other self-driving systems on the market, such as Tesla's autopilot, Otto's tech lets drivers get out from behind the wheel altogether. At least when it's on the highway and doesn't have to watch out for things like cyclists and pedestrians, that is.


Forget a doorman, this apartment will have a ROBOT: San Francisco building will offer droid that delivers everything from champagne to toiletries

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Jasper apartments in San Francisco is set to offer a robot staff member'Relay' will deliver items to residents who place orders via the in-app menu When a guest places their order, a human staff packs the item into the robot Using Wi-Fi and cameras, Relay summons an elevator and travels up to the unit'Relay' will deliver items to residents who place orders via the in-app menu Jasper apartments in San Francisco is set to include an autonomous robot named'Relay' that will deliver items from an in-app menu to units inside of the building Would you let a robot perform surgery on your EYE? Axsis... Driverless cars are let loose at a Nissan production plant:... Try the brain training game that could boost your vision:... How life first walked on land: Four-legged fossils found in... Would you let a robot perform surgery on your EYE? Axsis... Driverless cars are let loose at a Nissan production plant:... Try the brain training game that could boost your vision:... How life first walked on land: Four-legged fossils found in... Relay stands three feet tall, and has a compartment at the top that can be loaded with items for delivery and moves at teh speed of a human. So far, 12 of these robots have been employed in the US and are in use at five of the world's major hotel brands Apartment dwellers will have use of a valet service, indoor pool, a gym with free classes, among other things, and access to entertaining events like scotch and wine tasting. Once the robot arrives at the correct aprtment unit, it will then call the guest's phone and wait to be met at the door. Man punches kangaroo in the face to save dog being strangled CCTV shows woman hit by a CAR as thieves dodge paying for petrol Mob storm police station and lynch suspected paedophile Watch the original 1972 trailer for'Last Tango in Paris' Christmas advert so touching it's being shared around the world Moment judge gets slapped in the face at 2016 IFBB Diamond Cup Heart-stopping moment child climbs on tracks in front of train Adorable baby'sings' along with Dutch champion beatboxer B-Art Which body types do women like best? Christmas advert so touching it's being shared around the world Adorable baby'sings' along with Dutch champion beatboxer B-Art Which body types do women like best?


Artificial intelligence has a dirty little secret: It's powered by people

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There's a dirty little secret about artificial intelligence: It's powered by an army of real people. From makeup artists in Venezuela to women in conservative parts of India, people around the world are doing the digital equivalent of needlework -- drawing boxes around cars in street photos, tagging images, and transcribing snatches of speech that computers can't quite make out. Such data feeds directly into "machine learning" algorithms that help self-driving cars wind through traffic and let Alexa figure out that you want the lights on. These repetitive tasks pay pennies apiece. But in bulk, this work can offer a decent wage in many parts of the world -- even in the U.S.


Kroger starts use of unmanned vehicles for delivery in...

Daily Mail - Science & tech

U.S. supermarket chain Kroger Co said on Tuesday it has started using unmanned autonomous vehicles to deliver groceries Scottsdale, Arizona in partnership with Silicon Valley startup Nuro. The delivery service follows a pilot program started by the companies in Scottsdale in August and involved Nuro's R1, a custom unmanned vehicle. The R1 uses public roads and has no driver and is used to only transport goods. Kroger's driverless grocery delivery vehicles are finally hitting the road. The firm said it will start testing the self-driving cars on Thursday at a Fry's Food Store in Scottsdale, Arizona Kroger's deal with Nuro underscores the stiff competition in the U.S. grocery delivery market with supermarket chains angling for a bigger share of consumer spending.