Transportation


Imported self-driving shuttles have an edge over their U.S. rivals

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Two of Local Motors' competitors -- EasyMile and Navya -- import their vehicles from France and are able to get exemptions for R&D purposes. Local Motors is petitioning the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, complaining that "smaller, innovative American vehicle manufacturers" like themselves are at a disadvantage, hindering competitiveness and endangering American leadership in autonomy and new technology development. "American companies creating American jobs building American cars have a higher bar to get vehicles on the road for purposes of research and testing than foreign companies importing vehicles," David Woessner, head of regulatory affairs for Local Motors, tells Axios. "The technology is moving faster than the regulatory environment can keep up with," adds Randell Iwasaki, executive director of Contra Costa Transportation Authority, which is trying to deploy both U.S. and foreign-made shuttles on public roads. Two of Local Motors' competitors -- EasyMile and Navya -- import their vehicles from France and are able to get exemptions for R&D purposes.


Verizon 5G for V2I at Mcity Autonomous Track

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Verizon is working with Mcity at the University of Michigan to advance transportation safety and shape the future of autonomous vehicles and smart cities using 5G. The Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband network is now live at the Mcity Test Facility where we are testing various 5G solutions designed to boost pedestrian safety and avoid car accidents. This includes installing 5G-connected cameras at every intersection inside the Mcity test track to help identify traffic and pedestrian patterns to prevent collisions. While connected cars have sensors that can "talk" to each other to help avoid accidents, cameras connecting to traffic light signals can help protect people walking or biking. "We've installed signal controllers at the intersections within Mcity that provide signal phase and timing data to the 5G network," said Eric Raamot, chief technology officer at Econolite.




McLeod Software creates AI Truck Racing League for understanding machine learning

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McLeod Software has created the AI Truck Racing League (AITRL), a new organization focused on advancing the understanding of Machine Learning technology in the transportation industry. "Machine Learning is not yet widely understood by many, but to help companies gain a better understanding, we have set up a fun racing simulation as a way for companies to learn and participate. At McLeod Software, we realize Machine Learning is the future happening now. That is why we have created the AI Truck Racing League and the McLeod Software Racing Team," said Vice President of Special Projects Ken Craig. AITRL's open platform enables member-racing teams to use industry standard cutting edge AI technologies.


100 Brilliant Women in AI & Ethics Conference Orbit RRI

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The one-day event will take place at Lady Margaret Hall College in Oxford. Lady Margaret Hall was the first women's college at Oxford, and is alma mater to some of the UK's greatest women scientists.It retains its progressive approach, appointing the former editor of the Guardian, Alan Rusbridger, as its Principal in 2015. In 2016 it instituted a Foundation Year for under-represented students. Oxford is easily accessible by train from most directions. The station is on the western edge of the city and from there you can take a taxi to the College (taxis are located outside the station at the front entrance).


AI and the Social Sciences Used to Talk More. Now They've Drifted Apart.

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So, in light of these developments, how should social scientists think differently about people, the economy, and society? And how should the engineers who write these algorithms handle the social and ethical dilemmas their creations pose? "These are the kinds of questions you can't answer with just the technical solutions," says Dashun Wang, an associate professor of management and organizations at Kellogg. "These are fundamentally interdisciplinary issues." Indeed, economists seeking to predict how automation will impact the labor market need to understand which skills machines are best suited to perform.


AI in Transportation – Current and Future Business – Analytics Jobs

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The transportation url is actually starting to use Artificial Intelligence (AI) in mission critical tasks (for instance, self driving automobiles carrying passengers) in which the reliability as well as security of an AI system will be below question coming from the common public. Major issues of the transportation market as capability troubles, environmental pollution, reliability, safety, and wasted energy are actually providing ample opportunity (and potential for higher ROI) for AI innovation. For the benefit of this post,' transportation' is going to include all systems which move luggage as well as folks. We explore each of the applications and the future of their technology roadmap in more detail below. The compatibility of AI to transportation apps is actually a relatively natural match.


Deep Learning A-Z : Hands-On Artificial Neural Networks

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Artificial intelligence is growing exponentially. There is no doubt about that. Self-driving cars are clocking up millions of miles, IBM Watson is diagnosing patients better than armies of doctors and Google Deepmind's AlphaGo beat the World champion at Go – a game where intuition plays a key role. But the further AI advances, the more complex become the problems it needs to solve. And only Deep Learning can solve such complex problems and that's why it's at the heart of Artificial intelligence.


New Orlando Science Center exhibit explores artificial intelligence, machine learning

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Another experience places the facial expressions and actions of visitors onto an animated character. Parts of the exhibit will translate a fairy tale written in Russian into English, show guests what a self-driving car sees out of its windows and have a computer guess if a person is feeling happy, sad, joyful or angry. Other displays feature AI to assist in playing a song on the piano, competing in ping-pong or even holding a conversation.