Goto

Collaborating Authors

Automobiles & Trucks


6 Emerging Technologies Of 2021

#artificialintelligence

This listing marks 20 years since we started compiling an yearly choice of the year's most important technology. Some, for example mRNA vaccines, are already transforming our own lives, while some continue to be a couple of decades off. Below, you will get a brief description along with a link to a feature article that probes every technology in detail. We hope you will enjoy and research --taken collectively, we think this listing reflects a glimpse into our collective potential . Tech businesses have been shown to be poor stewards of their private information.


Most Downloaded Artificial Intelligence Research Articles

#artificialintelligence

Summary – Undoubtedly, AI augmentation has become the core subject of the AI world. To be precise, augmented AI is here to show the world that cognitive ability is here just to support human intelligence and it is not here to replace it. Nonetheless, it is the role human intelligence possess using deep learning and machine learning algorithms to solve complex problems. Simply said, AI augmentation is here to make life much more simple as such to support, accelerate, and increase the efficiency of the tasks humans perform. Such instances include tasks like auto-transcription software and self-driving cars.


Convincing A Self-Driving Car To Go Where You Want It To Go When It Won't Go There

#artificialintelligence

Self-driving cars can be as stubborn as a mule. Sometimes it seems as though a car is about as stubborn as a mule or perhaps acting bull-headed. Here's an example of something I witnessed first-hand the other day. A tow truck was getting ready to take a car for a tow. This was a flatbed style tow truck. You've surely seen these types of tow trucks on the roadways wherein they piggyback a car that needs to be transported. The tail end of the flatbed portion tilts at a somewhat acute angle to allow for driving a car up onto the riding platform. This forms a ramp for the car to traverse upward onto the empty and awaiting flatbed area.


Global Big Data Conference

#artificialintelligence

Heavily funded autonomous vehicle startup Aurora Innovation Inc. has acquired Ours Technology Inc., a fellow startup developing chip-based lidar sensors based on a new approach known as frequency-modulated continuous-wave sensing. The deal was announced today. Aurora is building an autonomous driving system that can be installed on trucks and cars to let them navigate the roads without human input. The startup has raised more than $1 billion in funding from investors including Amazon.com Inc. and Sequoia Capital. Aurora entered the headlines late last year when it bought Uber Technologies Inc.'s autonomous driving unit in a deal reportedly worth $4 billion.


Volkswagen is using its electric ID.Buzz van to test self-driving tech

Engadget

Volkswagen at one time said its electric ID.Buzz van would reach dealerships by 2022 (that announcement has been removed but you can view it in the Internet Archive), but news from its commercial division confirms that at least an unveiling is still on deck for next year. Beyond that, VW autonomous driving exec Christian Senger said "This year, for the first time, we are conducting field trials in Germany, in which the self-driving system by Argo AI will be used in a version of the future ID. Argo AI is the autonomous driving technology that Ford and VW have partnered to invest in and develop. The commercial vehicles team is developing vans to use the self-driving tech in that are based on the ID.Buzz to power a ride-hailing and pooling concept with autonomous vans that can operate in urban areas. With the announcement VW also released this concept sketch (above) of the self-driving test vehicle that Germans may see on roads any moment now.


How Can Driverless Cars Take Account of Human Selfishness?

#artificialintelligence

Psychologists have long found that people behave differently than when they learn of peers' actions. A new study by computer scientists found that when individuals in an experiment about autonomous vehicles were informed that their peers were more likely to sacrifice their own safety to program their vehicle to hit a wall rather than hit pedestrians who were at risk, the percentage of individuals willing to sacrifice their own safety increased by approximately two-thirds. As computer scientists train machines to act as people's agents in all sorts of situations, the study's authors indicate that the social component of decision-making is often overlooked. This could be of great consequence, note the paper's authors who show that the trolly problem -long shown to be the scenario moral psychologists turn to--is problematic. The problem, the authors indicate, fails to show the complexity of how humans make decisions.


Driving on the cutting edge of autonomous vehicle tech

#artificialintelligence

In October, a modified Dallara-15 Indy Lights race car programmed by MIT Driverless will hit the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway at speeds of up to 120 miles per hour. The Indy Autonomous Challenge (IAC) is the world's first head-to-head, high-speed autonomous race. It offers MIT Driverless a chance to grab a piece of the $1.5 million purse while outmaneuvering fellow university innovators on what is arguably the most iconic racecourse. But the IAC has implications beyond the track. Stakeholders for the event include Sebastian Thrun, a former winner of the DARPA Grand Challenge for autonomous vehicles, and Reilly Brennan, a lecturer at Stanford University's Center for Automotive Research and a partner at Trucks Venture Capital.


How Voice Assistants Boost Business Productivity - ONPASSIVE

#artificialintelligence

Seamless growth in Artificial Intelligence is redefining every component of enterprises operating around the globe. Things have become more comfortable for organizations as complex tasks are simplified and, retrieving and processing massive data volume has become effortless. As AI technology is evolving, AI-powered voice assistants are gaining a strong hold in the workplace. According to a report by Juniper Research, the number of devices that leverage voice assistants will be 8.4 billion by 2024, which will be more than the global population. Due to its ability in time management and enhancing productivity, businesses are eager to incorporate voice assistants in their workplace.


Automotive Manufacturing and Advanced Artificial Intelligence

#artificialintelligence

Over the last several weeks, there have been a couple of major announcements from two of the world's largest automotive brands that show how IoT can help them avoid recalls and warranty claims. After conducting several years of its own research and testing, the first came from GM, who announced that it recalls six million vehicles in the U.S. after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration denied its recall appeal, saying the carmaker had not established the recall was unnecessary. The most recent came from Ford, which announced it took steps to rein in rising warranty costs. Part of the new plan to offset these costs involves the company charging suppliers upfront for half of the cost of warranty-related issues. Second, it's the damage to the OEMs' brands when massive recalls or spikes in warranty claims occur.


What might sheep and driverless cars have in common? Following the herd

#artificialintelligence

Psychologists have long found that people behave differently than when they learn of peers' actions. A new study by computer scientists found that when individuals in an experiment about autonomous vehicles were informed that their peers were more likely to sacrifice their own safety to program their vehicle to hit a wall rather than hit pedestrians who were at risk, the percentage of individuals willing to sacrifice their own safety increased by approximately two-thirds. As computer scientists train machines to act as people's agents in all sorts of situations, the study's authors indicate that the social component of decision-making is often overlooked. This could be of great consequence, note the paper's authors who show that the trolly problem -long shown to be the scenario moral psychologists turn to--is problematic. The problem, the authors indicate, fails to show the complexity of how humans make decisions.