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Toyota to develop human support robots with Japanese AI specialists, Preferred Networks

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The companies said that by combining their respective technologies and know-how, Toyota and PFN would develop service robots capable of learning in typical living environments and executing a variety of tasks. Toyota's robotic development has for 15 years included a variety of different applications besides automotive manufacturing, including social, medical and rehabilitation. Its Human Support Robot, first developed in 2012, is intended to support independent living, including for the elderly and disabled. Toyota is working to improve robotic capabilities in tasks such as picking up and carrying objects, to potential uses in applications such as health management. According to the company, HSRs continue to undergo trials at elderly-care facilities; it has also been used by research and development at 49 organizations in 13 countries.


7 Amazing Examples Of Computer And Machine Vision In Practice

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Even though early experiments in computer vision started in the 1950s and it was first put to use commercially to distinguish between typed and handwritten text by the 1970s, today the applications for computer vision have grown exponentially. By 2022, the computer vision and hardware market is expected to reach $48.6 billion. It is such a part of everyday life you likely experience computer vision regularly even if you don't always recognize when and where the technology is deployed. Here is what computer vision is, how it works and seven amazing examples in practice today. What is Computer Vision (CV)?


Bedside Computer Vision -- Moving Artificial Intelligence from Driver Assistance to Patient Safety NEJM

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Computer vision, a rapidly progressing domain of artificial intelligence, may ultimately permit further improvement in patient safety. Researchers have been testing an AI-based system for detecting deviations from such essential behavior as maintaining hand hygiene.


Toyota Updates Concept-i, e-Palette Autonomous EVs For 2020 Tokyo Olympics Carscoops

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Toyota will roll out a fleet of approximately 3,700 vehicles for the 2020 Olympics, 90 percent of which will be electrified. The Japanese automaker says it aims to achieve "the lowest emissions target level of any official vehicle fleet used at the Olympic and Paralympic Games." Following the reveal of the Accessible People Mover (APM) specially designed shuttle, Toyota has released details about two models modified for the Olympics: the e-Palette and Concept-i electric vehicles. The e-Palette is battery-electric shuttle with Level 4 autonomous driving capability that supports smooth transport over short distances. It features a low-floor and electrically-operated platform that leaves little to no gap or opening between the curb and the bus at stops.


Tesla owner spotted 'sleeping' at the wheel while driving down a busy road

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A video appearing to show a Tesla driver asleep while his vehicle drove on auto-pilot has prompted criticism online. The footage, posted on Twitter by US journalist Clint Olivier and filmed by his wife Alisha, was filmed on Los Angeles' busy interstate 5 last Saturday morning. As Mr Olivier drives past the car, which is travelling steadily along the middle lane, Ms Olivier can be heard saying: "He's totally asleep. We'll tell you what's true. You can form your own view.


Tesla owner spotted 'sleeping' at the wheel while driving down a busy road

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A video appearing to show a Tesla driver asleep while his vehicle drove on auto-pilot has prompted criticism online. The footage, posted on Twitter by US journalist Clint Olivier and filmed by his wife Alisha, was filmed on Los Angeles' busy interstate 5 last Saturday morning. As Mr Olivier drives past the car, which is travelling steadily along the middle lane, Ms Olivier can be heard saying: "He's totally asleep. We'll tell you what's true. You can form your own view.


'Don't be afraid of AI': Daniel Pitchford on how businesses can demystify new technology

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"With artificial intelligence, we are summoning the devil." So said Tesla chief and all-round tech titan Elon Musk back in 2014. When someone of his standing makes a statement like that, it should give pause for thought. But according to Daniel Pitchford, co-founder of AI Business, this view, while pretty common, is over-egging the situation slightly. We'll tell you what's true.


World War 3: Elon Musk's dire warning over tech 'more dangerous than nukes'

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The tech tyrant, who is the CEO of SpaceX and Tesla, called for the regulation of Artificial Intelligence (AI). Musk, 48, was speaking at the South by Southwest tech conference in Austin, Texas, last year. He used his own products as an example of the leaps that science has already taken in modern time.


Toyota has plenty for robots to do during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

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When athletes and organizers descend on Tokyo for the 2020 Olympic Games, they'll be ferried around in autonomous cars, while torch relay runners will be accompanied by AI-equipped cars. Robots will ferry javelins and hammers. All told, Toyota Motor Corp. will provide 3,700 vehicles, including dozens of self-driving cars, about 500 fuel-cell vehicles and 850 battery-electric cars to the international sports competition. As a top sponsor of the Tokyo Olympics and an automaker facing a murky future when gasoline-powered engines will fade away, Toyota is doing everything it can to market its transition into an eventual provider of on-demand transportation for consumers and businesses, instead of being merely an industrial manufacturer. "We want to use the Olympics and Paralympics that happen every two years as a milestone," Masaaki Ito, general manager of Toyota's Olympic and Paralympic Division, said in an interview.


BMW's Increasing Investment in AI - Insights from an Interview with Sam Huang of BMW iVentures

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In the interview, Ms. Huang relates some interesting patterns she has observed with regards to AI adoption. The sorts of companies BMW iVentures is seeing and investing in are primarily using AI to focus on streamlining workflows, optimizing processes, and reducing overall costs. Since AI holds the ability to analyze complex datasets and identify data patterns very quickly, it can provide fast results and identify very specific needs or circumstances without necessarily relying on a team of people who need to try to process more than they can reliably count on. Already, AI has managed to identify trends that have helped to innovate the ways that companies do business, by providing customized customer interactions and identifying needs for clients. The biggest struggle with data, particularly in the automotive industry where the actual process of taking customer feedback and turning that into a future product can take several years, is ensuring that the data being referenced is still relevant.