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Apple (AAPL) Scales Back Self-Driving Car and Delays Launch Until 2026 - Bloomberg


Apple Inc. has scaled back ambitious self-driving plans for its future electric vehicle and postponed the car's target launch date by about a year to 2026, according to people with knowledge of the matter. The car project, dubbed Titan inside the company, has been in limbo for the past several months as Apple executives grappled with the reality that its vision for a fully autonomous vehicle -- without a steering wheel or pedals -- isn't feasible with current technology.

Industry Temperature Check: Barriers and Enablers to AI Assurance - GOV.UK


To support delivery of the Roadmap to an effective AI assurance ecosystem published in December 2021, the Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation (CDEI) launched its AI Assurance Programme. In its first year, the programme has focused on gaining a better understanding of current levels of industry engagement with AI assurance, to best focus the CDEI's work to ensure that we have the highest potential for impact. To achieve this, the CDEI has facilitated a series of events with stakeholders; this report summarises key findings from these activities. It identifies industry barriers and enablers to engage with AI assurance, and goes on to identify potential practical interventions to support increased uptake and adoption of AI assurance techniques and standards. The report also examines in more detail three sectors with a breadth of risks that are introduced by increased AI adoption.

How long are we from achieving artificial general Intelligence? - All Engineering


Whereas the argument on whether the development of artificial general intelligence or artificial superintelligence is promising or pernicious rages on, the judges on when such superior classes of AI will come into existence is also all the same out. These are essential questions that do deserve the assurance and campaigning they're subjected to. Although, before being concerned regarding the way forward for AI it's vital to first comprehend what artificial general intelligence exactly is, what it might take on to obtain it, and how long the present AI capabilities are in regard to achieving it.

hash - Can a neural network crack hashing algorithms? - Information Security Stack Exchange


I know that it would be computationally unfeasible. Yes, given infinite time and infinite energy, a neural net could crack SHA256. BUT (and I think this is the point @tylerl is making) because hash functions have no discernible patterns, a neural net would not be able to do any better than the naive brute-force of building a lookup table by computing the hash of every possible string. Such a lookup table would have more entries ( 2256) than there are atoms on the planet earth ( 2166) - so at least with our current level of technology it's "impossible" to hold such a table in memory or store it on any disk. Similarly, for your neural net to perform noticeably better than a dice-roll, the number of neurons you would need would probably also exceed the number of atoms on the planet.

Beware the Black Swan – Towards AI


Originally published on Towards AI the World's Leading AI and Technology News and Media Company. If you are building an AI-related product or service, we invite you to consider becoming an AI sponsor. At Towards AI, we help scale AI and technology startups. Let us help you unleash your technology to the masses. Nassim Taleb is a former financial derivatives trader and probability researcher, his book'The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable' highlights how highly improbable events impact our daily life and financial markets.

AI-generated anime selfies propel beauty app to top in Japan

The Japan Times

The ability to turn a user's selfie into an anime character has turbocharged the Meitu app to the top of Japan's download rankings over the past week, spurring a big jump in the company's shares. Hong Kong-based Meitu is up more than 50% over the past couple of weeks, in which time its app has reached the top of Apple's free iPhone downloads chart and No. 2 on Android's Google Play in Japan, according to While not new to the Japanese market, the key novelty in the beauty app was the addition of the option to transform a photo into an anime style with the help of AI. The use of AI to generate or alter images has taken off in global popularity this year with the introduction of text-to-image systems like Midjourney and OpenAI's Dall-E. The technology is not without its controversy, but its appeal and accessibility have helped it proliferate.

Tesla appears to be turning back to radar for its vehicles • TechCrunch


Tesla plans to add a new radar product to its vehicles in mid-January, according to documents posted with the Federal Communications Commission. The disclosure, which was first reported by Electrek, comes as the company faces scrutiny over the safety and capabilities of its standard advanced driver assistance system known as Autopilot and the $15,000 optional upgraded product branded as "Full Self-Driving." Tesla FSD beta software offers some automated driving features but is not a self-driving system. The luxury EV-maker has long claimed it could reach full autonomy through a "vision only" approach that shuns other sensors like lidar and radar in favor of cameras and a deep neural network that quickly processes a vehicle's surroundings and responds in real time. Tesla CEO Elon Musk previously promised to "solve" full self-driving by the end of this year (he's also promised Tesla would get there every year for roughly nine years now).

Director of Data Science at Found - Remote-US


Found is a modern weight care platform and community focused on integrated support. According to a recent CDC study, nearly 50% of Americans want to lose weight, and on average, Americans have gained 30 lbs during the pandemic. But the existing weight loss industry focuses on shame - if you don't have the willpower to eat less and workout more, you aren't trying hard enough. Modern science shows us that weight care is complex - food and movement are important, but so are hormones, genetics, sleep, stress, mental health, and daily habits. Found's unique approach incorporates resources and tools for behavior changes, a digital app with guided programming, an online community, and if indicated, medical and prescription solutions.

Senior Game AI Programmer at Pole To Win International - Mexico - Remote


You will be working for the pre-eminent global provider of specialist services to the games industry and provided with full training and the opportunity to work on some of the biggest game clients, titles, projects, and tech in the world. Our environments thrive with collaborative team-work with people from all around the world, different nationalities, and languages. We care about the wellbeing of our employees and have a dedicated employee wellbeing programme. We empower our people and offer regular progression opportunities to ensure our employees flourish. Remote/Homeworking with flexible working schedules, a fun environment, and a relaxing culture, including the opportunity to work with the leading technology and creative minds in the world.

Senior Manager, Data Science at Visa - Makati City, Philippines


Visa is a world leader in digital payments, facilitating more than 215 billion payments transactions between consumers, merchants, financial institutions and government entities across more than 200 countries and territories each year. Our mission is to connect the world through the most innovative, convenient, reliable and secure payments network, enabling individuals, businesses and economies to thrive. When you join Visa, you join a culture of purpose and belonging – where your growth is priority, your identity is embraced, and the work you do matters. We believe that economies that include everyone everywhere, uplift everyone everywhere. Your work will have a direct impact on billions of people around the world – helping unlock financial access to enable the future of money movement.