Tables, footrests, smart speakers: Self-driving cars could become the living rooms of the future

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When you slide into the car of the future, you may feel like you've already reached your destination. You'll sit at tables, under ambient lighting, getting help from voice assistants as you stretch out your legs in reclining seats. And that's appealing to many Americans who already know they want to sleep, send emails or play video games as they zip down the road in a car that operates itself. With self-driving vehicles on the horizon, automakers are rethinking what the future of car interiors will look like. And because these completely autonomous cars, called Level 5 vehicles, will free drivers from focusing on the highway, companies are now free to experiment.


Amazon opens Seattle grocery store, expanding grab-and-go cashless shopping. Is Whole Foods next?

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Amazon's radical new approach to buying foods and speeding up the checkout process goes the next mile today, with a full-size grocery store here. The Amazon Go Grocery opens Tuesday, with more than four times the space of the original, 7-Eleven-style, on-the-go type stores first opened in 2018. The e-tailer, which also owns Whole Foods, launched the Go stores as a way for local workers to get in and out, with a just basics menu that bypassed essentials like fruit and frozen foods. "We believe'Just walk out' technology," makes shopping a better experience, says Cameron Janes, vice-president of Amazon's physical stores division. He gave USA TODAY a sneak-peek tour of the new concept Monday.


NeuroTechLDN Buzz in Review 2020 // Sponsored by BIOS

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Are you passionate about neurotechnologies? Whether you are a student, a researcher or a professional working in this fascinating field, this event is for you! NeuroTechX - the largest global community focused on neurotechnology - is putting together an exciting networking event where you'll be provided with a yearly recap of everything you should know about what happened in neurotechnology in 2019 around the world. Join us for the London version of this exciting event, which will also be happening in many other cities around the world. This event is sponsored by BIOS (bios.health), a full stack neural interface platform that uses AI to decode and encode the signals from the brain to the body, to treat chronic health conditions.


AI can make our school system the envy of the world

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Artificial intelligence offers Britain the opportunity to have a world-leading school system. We have a good education system, but it is not innovative nor exciting. Nor is it in tune with the post-Brexit world. AI is transforming every aspect of the human experience. Britain is making considerable progress in applying it to healthcare, to the professions and to industry, but despite good progress schooling remains the Cinderella of AI.


Top 5 Data Science Trends for 2020 - KDnuggets

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Technology is evolving continuously, and so are we. In the upcoming years, there will be massive growth in the AI and Machine Learning field. There is already a considerable amount of data to be managed, and with new technological advancements, we can utilize big data in many ways. For that, we have to stay up to date with the latest trends in data science. Data Science is not a single term; it covers a variety of topics and networks, such as the Internet of Things, Deep Learning, AI, etc.


Magic Dust for Artificial Intelligence Product Managers

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Those are a few examples of challenges a product manager might face when working with artificial intelligence. As someone who has practiced the craft for decades (I founded a company that built an AI-related, algorithmic product and now run product management for applied AI for Xerox at PARC), I want to share some thoughts on what is distinctive about product management for AI. Product managing AI-based applications is still product management, but it requires some additional know-how, and maybe even some magic dust. While the role of product manager has been around since the '30s, the specifics of the job function (the "mini-CEO") have generally been vague. Nevertheless, the popularity of careers in product management have soared in recent years.


Artificial Intelligence-the next Frontier in Online Business

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Did you know: Robots can now heal themselves? The self-healing AI-based robot is said to be known as one of the most significant engineering breakthroughs to date. Artificial Intelligence offers limitless opportunities regardless of the industry, and AI-based tools can help you achieve higher levels of expertise and keep you ahead of your competition. Many are trying to support the innovation, while only a few of them are able to maintain some level of control over implementing AI in their business. With a huge payoff on the line, it is currently estimated that AI has the power to increase global GDP by 14 percent by 2030, which adds US$15.7 trillion into the global economy.


The Artificial Intelligence Masterclass ETMasterclass

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Anil is Founder and Managing Partner at Unicorn India Ventures an leading Venture Capital Fund focusing on early stage investments in tech focused companies. He has been one of the pioneers of angel investments in India as head of operations and President at Mumbai Angels and Bangalore Angels, leading Angel Investment forums in India. Anil's experience includes corporate management functions in medium and large organizations, early stage investment in start-ups, project management, joint ventures and business development. Anil has helped close over 100 venture-financing deals. Anil serves on the Board of 5 companies and is involved with various incubation centres as mentor in India as well as internationally.


Why is regulating #ArtificialIntelligence important in Europe? - EU Reporter

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Three members from the legal affairs committee are currently working to ensure the EU is prepared for the legal and ethical aspects of developments in artificial intelligence (AI). Find out more in our interview. German EPP member Axel Voss, the member responsible for issues relating to civil liability regime for artificial intelligence, speaks about how the EU can solve the legal uncertainties created by the use of AI. What problems does the Parliament wants to solve? Although Europe's existing civil liability framework covers most upcoming scenarios, new technologies based on AI will nevertheless expose several unsolved issues.


Artificial Intelligence Algorithm Used to Predict Agriculture Yield

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It is predicted that the precision agriculture market will reach $12.9 billion by 2027. With this increase, there is a need for sophisticated data-analysis solutions that are capable of guiding management decisions in real-time. A new methodology has been developed by an interdisciplinary group at the University of Illinois, and it aims to efficiently and accurately process precision agricultural data. Nicolas Martin is an assistant professor in the Department of Crop Sciences at Illinois and co-author of the study. "We're trying to change how people run agronomic research. Instead of establishing a small field plot, running statistics, and publishing the means, what we're trying to do involves the farmer far more directly. We are running experiments with farmers' machinery in their own fields. We can detect site-specific responses to different inputs. And we can see whether there's a response in different parts of the field," he says.