If you're up for riding in a robotaxi, General Motors' Cruise wants you to meet Origin -- at some point

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The world's first self-driving electric-powered ride-sharing vehicle is here, but no word on when you'll actually be able to app-hail this robotaxi. Cruise, the self-driving car division of General Motors, unveiled the Origin on Tuesday night in a former Honda dealership just south of downtown. The six-passenger vehicle looks a bit like a small bus, has no steering wheel or pedals, and offers a cavernous area where two rows of three passengers face each other. In introducing the vehicle, Cruise CEO Dan Ammann, a former president of GM, told a crowd made up mostly of company employees that the Origin "is a production vehicle," adding that an announcement about where and when manufacturing will begin is coming soon. Kyle Vogt, Cruise's co-founder who sold the company to GM in 2016 for $1 billion and now serves as chief technology officer, said that being the first automotive or tech company to introduce a dedicated autonomous ride-sharing car doesn't guarantee success.


GM's autonomous car company, Cruise, unveils Origin self-driving shuttle

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Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com General Motors is looking to "move beyond the car" with a shuttle that can move by itself. The automaker's autonomous vehicle subsidiary, Cruise, unveiled a self-driving shuttle prototype on Tuesday in San Francisco, and it doesn't have a steering wheel, foot pedals or any driver controls -- just seating for six accessed through large sliding doors. The all-electric Origin was designed to provide maximum passenger space and will eventually be deployed in a ride-hailing service run by Cruise. The company originally hoped to launch the service by the end of 2019 but delayed it to further develop the self-driving technology and the infrastructure required to operate a large network of vehicles.


You can finally get a Roomba for an affordable price right now

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Save on the best robot vacuum money can buy. Purchases you make through our links may earn us a commission. One of the most frustrating things about vacuuming, at least in my opinion, is that no matter how often you do it, dirt and dust seem to accumulate back up in the blink of an eye. If you struggle to keep your floors clean as much as the next guy, then a robot vacuum might be the solution to your problems. These little cleaning assistants scoot around your floors, picking up crumbs, pet hair, and everything in between--so you don't have to lift a finger.


Uncertainty Quantification in Machine Learning

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Machine learning algorithms are often used to estimate the rock and fluid properties from the measured downhole data.


Key Graph Based Shortest Path Algorithms With Illustrations - Part 1: Dijkstra's And Bellman-Ford Algorithms

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While many of the programming libraries encapsulate the inner working details of graph and other algorithms, as a data scientist it helps a lot having a reasonably good familiarity of such details. A solid understanding of the intuition behind such algorithms not only helps in appreciating the logic behind them but also helps in making conscious decisions about their applicability in real life cases. There are several graph based algorithms and most notable are the shortest path algorithms. Algorithms such as Dijkstra's, Bellman Ford, A*, Floyd-Warshall and Johnson's algorithms are commonly encountered. While these algorithms are discussed in many text books and informative resources online, I felt that not many provided visual examples that would otherwise illustrate the processing steps to sufficient granularity enabling easy understanding of the working details.


Sponsor's Content Data, Analytics, & AI: How Trust Delivers Value

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Deriving more value from analytics and emerging technologies like artificial intelligence starts with trust, simply because data collected for analytics must be trusted. Customers and partners that share data must trust that it's safeguarded and used appropriately from collection through storage and to how it's applied. And once insights emerge from applying analytics to the data, individuals throughout the organization must understand the care given to data management so that they trust those insights -- and use them -- to make decisions and ask new questions. Our global survey of more than 2,400 business leaders and managers provides insight into organizations' activities in each of these key areas and identifies where recognized best practices are becoming more mainstream and where they may still be exceptional. It found that respondents who have advanced their analytics practices to incorporate AI-based technologies such as machine learning and natural language processing work in organizations that do the most to foster data quality, safeguard data assets, and develop cultures of data literacy and innovation.


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Machine Learning and data analysis are very important nowadays. Many organizations are are always on the lookout for machine learning and data analysis experts. You can make a lucrative career out of this especially if you invest your time studying the right things. Wccftech is offering a limited time discount offer on the Machine Learning & Data Science Certification Training Bundle. The offer will expire in two days, so avail it as soon as you can.


Time Series Forecasting with TensorFlow.js

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Pull stock prices from online API and perform predictions using Recurrent Neural Network & Long Short Term Memory (LSTM) with TensorFlow.js framework Machine learning is becoming increasingly popular these days and a growing number of the world's population see it is as a magic crystal ball: predicting when and what will happen in the future. This experiment uses artificial neural networks to reveal stock market trends and demonstrates the ability of time series forecasting to predict future stock prices based on past historical data. Disclaimer: As stock markets fluctuation are dynamic and unpredictable owing to multiple factors, this experiment is 100% educational and by no means a trading prediction tool. Before we can train the neural network and make any predictions, we will first require data. The type of data we are looking for is time series: a sequence of numbers in chronological order.


How Artificial Intelligence Will Make Decisions In Tomorrow's Wars

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Yes, companies use AI to automate various tasks, while consumers use AI to make their daily routines easier. But governments–and in particular militaries–also have a massive interest in the speed and scale offered by AI. Nation states are already using artificial intelligence to monitor their own citizens, and as the U.K.'s Ministry of Defence (MoD) revealed last week, they'll also be using AI to make decisions related to national security and warfare. The MoD's Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) has announced the initial injection of £4 million in funding for new projects and startups exploring how to use AI in the context of the British Navy. In particular, the DASA is looking to support AI- and machine learning-based technology that will "revolutionise the way warships make decisions and process thousands of strands of intelligence and data."


IBM Proposes Artificial Intelligence Rules to Ease Bias Concerns

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Sign up here to receive the Davos Diary, a special daily newsletter that will run from Jan. 20-24. IBM called for rules aimed at eliminating bias in artificial intelligence to ease concerns that the technology relies on data that bakes in past discriminatory practices and could harm women, minorities, the disabled, older Americans and others. As it seeks to define a growing debate in the U.S. and Europe over how to regulate the burgeoning industry, IBM urged industry and governments to jointly develop standards to measure and combat potential discrimination. The Armonk, New York-based company issued policy proposals Tuesday ahead of a Wednesday panel on AI to be led by Chief Executive Officer Ginni Rometty on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos. The initiative is designed to find a consensus on rules that may be stricter than what industry alone might produce, but that are less stringent than what governments might impose on their own.