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How AI and analytics will transform the auto industry - THRIVE Europe

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The race to build fully autonomous cars has gone into hyper-drive, with major car-makers such as GM, Daimler, BMW and Audi promising SAE Level 5 autonomous driving by sometime in 2021. Goldman Sachs predicts that robo taxis will grow the ride-hailing and sharing business from $5 billion in revenue today to $285 billion by 2030. Autonomous driving will re-define mobility, and historic earning streams are sure to be toppled. Even with all the road testing the car-makers are doing, the only way the car companies can meet their ambitious goals is by leveraging the power of analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) to learn on real-world roads and accelerate development using simulations. The auto-makers are using simulation techniques such as hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) and software-in-the-loop (SIL) to make this happen.


Securing Connected Cars against Cybersecurity Risks – Tech Check News

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FREMONT, CA – The rapid growth of automobile technology has enhanced connectivity in modern vehicles. The digital revolution in the automobile industry has made it possible for manufacturers to integrate AI-powered services to improve navigation and functionality of their products. The integration of artificial intelligence (AI) and the internet of things (IoT) has enabled vehicles to communicate with digital devices. However, the integration of complex networks in the connected cars has opened new pathways for hackers, escalating the risk of cyberattacks.


allegro.ai to showcase its deep learning perception platform

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Deep learning computer vision startup allegro.ai is set to showcase its latest product offering, hosted at the Intel partner booth (booth #307), during the Embedded Vision Summit which will take place in Santa Clara, California on May 20-May 23, 2019. The company's platform and product suite simplify the process of developing and managing deep learning-powered perception solutions - such as for autonomous vehicles, medical imaging, drones, security, logistics and other use cases. The platform enables engineering and product managers to get the visibility and control they need, while research scientists focus their time on research and creative output. The result is meaningfully higher quality products, faster time-to-market, increased returns to scale, and materially lower costs. The company's investors include Robert Bosch Venture Capital GmbH, Samsung Catalyst Fund, Hyundai Motor Company, and other venture funds.


Toyota considers offering self-driving technology to ride-hailing firms in Asia

The Japan Times

NAGOYA - Toyota Motor Corp. is considering offering autonomous driving technologies to ride-hailing firms, sources close to the matter said Thursday, in its latest push to become a company offering not only cars but also various mobility services. The automaker is planning to supply a new driverless system to be developed with U.S. ride-hailing giant Uber Technologies Inc. to companies such as Grab Taxi Holdings Pte Ltd. of Singapore and ANI Technologies Pvt. Ltd.'s Ola of India, the sources said. Toyota said last month it will jointly invest $1 billion in Uber's new subsidiary to develop autonomous vehicles, together with SoftBank Group Corp. and auto parts supplier Denso Corp. SoftBank Group is the biggest shareholder in Uber and has also invested in Grab and Ola. Toyota is also a stakeholder in Grab, which has a wide range of businesses across Southeast Asia.


The Amazing Ways The Ford Motor Company Uses Artificial Intelligence And Machine Learning

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Ford Motor Company, along with General Motors, Toyota and Volkswagen, may have started out as automotive manufacturers, but they now refer to themselves as "mobility service" companies. Ford believes "freedom of movement drives human progress." While it is now a global company, Ford started out more than 100 years ago in Dearborn, Michigan. The company revolutionized manufacturing by introducing the moving assembly line and made car ownership possible for everyday folks and not just the wealthy. Today, the company focuses on technology first and uses artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning in many ways from connected car solutions to the development of autonomous vehicles.


Nissan to offer navigated highway driving system with hands-free component starting in fall

The Japan Times

YOKOHAMA - Nissan Motor Co. said Thursday that from this fall it will start offering a system that allows navigated highway driving and hands-off single-lane driving, in the automaker's latest push toward self-driving vehicles. Nissan said its Skyline sedan for the Japanese market can be equipped with the new driver assistance system, the first of its kind in the world. Aiming to revive its sluggish earnings, the automaker is seeking to enhance the quality and brand image of its vehicles with next-generation technologies under a medium-term business plan unveiled Tuesday. "No other company has this technology of a navigated highway driving system with hands-off single-lane driving," Nissan Executive Vice President Kunio Nakaguro told a news conference at the carmaker's headquarters in Yokohama. Tetsuya Iijima, general manager of Nissan's autonomous drive development, said it would not be easy for other carmakers to commercially offer a more sophisticated assistance system for the moment.


Smart speakers like Alexa and Google are 'SEXIST'

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Smart home devices understand men better than women, according to a new YouGov survey. It found 67 per cent of female owners say that their device fails to respond to a voice command at least'sometimes', compared to 54 per cent of male owners. It also revealed men are ruder to their devices but experience fewer problems being understood. Men are more likely to take an brusque tone with theirs than women yet women have more problems with getting a response to their commands. The smart devices seem to respond less well to women than men, based on the survey results.


Elon Musk's Proposed Merger Remains a Mystery

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Peter Isackson is an author, media producer and chief visionary officer of Fair Observer Training Academy. Elon Musk's effective style of branding relies on making audacious promises most people can't understand and engaging in perennial teasing campaigns. The Daily Devil's Dictionary can always count on Elon Musk to provide it with new material. As a hyperreal celebrity with amazingly deep pockets, Musk has the rare privilege of being in a position to play games with ideas, language and even the law, in an exceptionally creative way. At least to the extent that creativity implies a loose sense of accountability.


SpaceX CEO Elon Musk mocks Jeff Bezos' moon plans after Blue Origin unveiled its lunar lander

Daily Mail - Science & tech

The billionaires are at it again. Jeff Bezos on Thursday unveiled Blue Origin's grand vision to travel to the moon when he took the wraps off of Blue Moon, the spaceflight company's new lunar lander. Not content to let the Amazon CEO have his glory, Elon Musk sent out a late night tweet including an altered image of the lander with the word'Moon' crossed out and replaced with the word'Balls.' Not content to let Jeff Bezos have his glory, Elon Musk sent out a tweet including an altered image of the lander with the word'Moon' crossed out and replaced with the word'Balls' 'Oh stop teasing, Jeff,' Musk wrote, adding a winking emoji at the end of the tweet. Musk and Bezos have been known to spar over Twitter about their accomplishments in the past.


What's Ahead for Manufacturing AI

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A new generation of point artificial intelligence solutions will prove themselves in the near future. They'll build new trust, urgency and understanding of what'AI' actually is and just how much it can deliver. Voice-driven solutions will lead the charge. And we'll see pick-and-place robots in smart warehouses delivering a major competitive edge, as companies advance their use of Robotic Process Automation. Here are my three key predictions for AI in manufacturing.