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5 Amazing Things IBM's Watson Can Do - Disruption

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The impressive artificially intelligent software was developed to advance machine learning capabilities, including natural language processing, reasoning and knowledge retrieval. Unlike human security researchers, the advanced software can draw on knowledge of 75,000 known software vulnerabilities, plus endless security papers which are published continually. The user interface suggests relevant products using natural language processing and data analysis, helping the customer to make the right purchase. Watson alone can identify and suggest treatments for life-threatening illnesses, defend against cybercrime, help you cook your dinner, persuade consumers to buy things and enable autonomous vehicles.


Flying car with artificial intelligence by Airbus could revolutionise transport

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The system automatically suggests the best transport solution - according to user knowledge, timing, traffic congestion, costs, ride-sharing demands - joining either the air or ground module to the passenger capsule. For journeys with congested traffic, the capsule disconnects from the ground module and is carried by a 5m by 4.4m air module propelled by eight rotors. "If you want to design the urban vehicle of the future, the traditional car cannot alone be the solution for megacities. "You also have to think about sustainable and intelligent infrastructure, apps, integration, power systems, urban planning, social aspects, and so on."


Facebook is about to make its video autoplay feature even more annoying

The Independent

Japan's On-Art Corp's CEO Kazuya Kanemaru poses with his company's eight metre tall dinosaur-shaped mechanical suit robot'TRX03' and other robots during a demonstration in Tokyo, Japan Japan's On-Art Corp's eight metre tall dinosaur-shaped mechanical suit robot'TRX03' performs during its unveiling in Tokyo, Japan Singulato Motors co-founder and CEO Shen Haiyin poses in his company's concept car Tigercar P0 at a workshop in Beijing, China A picture shows Singulato Motors' concept car Tigercar P0 at a workshop in Beijing, China Connected company president Shigeki Tomoyama addresses a press briefing as he elaborates on Toyota's "connected strategy" in Tokyo. A Toyota Motors employee demonstrates a smartphone app with the company's pocket plug-in hybrid (PHV) service on the cockpit of the latest Prius hybrid vehicle during Toyota's "connected strategy" press briefing in Tokyo An employee shows a Samsung Electronics' Gear S3 Classic during Korea Electronics Show 2016 in Seoul, South Korea Visitors experience Samsung Electronics' Gear VR during the Korea Electronics Grand Fair at an exhibition hall in Seoul, South Korea Amy Rimmer, Research Engineer at Jaguar Land Rover, demonstrates the car manufacturer's Advanced Highway Assist in a Range Rover, which drives the vehicle, overtakes and can detect vehicles in the blind spot, during the first demonstrations of the UK Autodrive Project at HORIBA MIRA Proving Ground in Nuneaton, Warwickshire Chris Burbridge, Autonomous Driving Software Engineer for Tata Motors European Technical Centre, demonstrates the car manufacturer's GLOSA V2X functionality, which is connected to the traffic lights and shares information with the driver, during the first demonstrations of the UK Autodrive Project at HORIBA MIRA Proving Ground in Nuneaton, Warwickshire In its facilities, JAXA develop satellites and analyse their observation data, train astronauts for utilization in the Japanese Experiment Module'Kibo' of the International Space Station (ISS) and develop launch vehicles The robot developed by Seed Solutions sings and dances to the music during the Japan Robot Week 2016 at Tokyo Big Sight. On iOS, users need to hit the menu button at the bottom right corner of the screen, then navigate to Settings Account Settings Sounds Videos in News Feed Start With Sound. On Android, users need to hit the menu button at the upper right corner of the screen, then navigate to App Settings Videos in News Feed Start With Sound.


How ride-sharing can improve traffic, save money, and help the environment

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Led by Professor Daniela Rus, director of MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), researchers developed an algorithm that found 3,000 four-passenger cars could serve 98 percent of taxi demand in New York City, with an average wait-time of only 2.7 minutes. Using data from 3 million taxi rides, the new algorithm works in real-time to reroute cars based on incoming requests, and can also proactively send idle cars to areas with high demand -- a step that speeds up service 20 percent, according to Rus. "To our knowledge, this is the first time that scientists have been able to experimentally quantify the trade-off between fleet size, capacity, waiting time, travel delay, and operational costs for a range of vehicles, from taxis to vans and shuttles," says Rus. "What's more, the system is particularly suited to autonomous cars, since it can continuously reroute vehicles based on real-time requests."


Tesla Has Little To Show In California's Tally Of Autonomous Car Test Data

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Yet public road test data filed with California's Department of Motor Vehicles is limited and unimpressive in what it does report on the maverick company's driverless system. The state posted autonomous vehicle "disengagement" reports for 2016 from 11 companies, including Tesla, Alphabet Inc.'s Waymo, Ford, Nissan, GM, BMW, Bosch and Delphi. Much of its testing is done near its Mountain View, Calif. Much of Tesla's advanced autonomous system tests aren't done on public roads and the company's report said it's making use of test tracks and roads in other parts of the world, without elaborating. For its part, Waymo said it had a "four-fold" improvement in California road tests last year by lowering its disengagement frequency to 0.2 times per 1,000 miles from 0.8 times in 2015.


Charged EVs Online energy management for PHEVs claims 30% improvement in fuel efficiency

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Engineers at the University of California, Riverside (UCR) have developed a new online energy management system (EMS) that they say can improve PHEV fuel efficiency by more than 30%. In "Development and Evaluation of an Evolutionary Algorithm-Based Online Energy Management System for Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles," published in IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Xuewei Qi and colleagues explain that improving the efficiency of current PHEVs is limited by shortfalls in their energy management systems (EMS), which control the power split between engine and battery. The EMS developed by Qi and his team combines vehicle connectivity information (such as cell networks and crowdsourcing platforms) and evolutionary algorithms – a mathematical way to describe natural phenomena such as evolution, insect swarming and bird flocking. "We combined this approach with connected vehicle technology to achieve energy savings of more than 30 percent.


Chipmakers Get Serious About Autonomous Driving At CES 2017

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This GO brand describes the company's compute platform for autonomous driving capabilities, designed to be paired with their connectivity solutions. Intel's datacenter group also has the capability enable autonomous vehicle manufacturers to do their training in their datacenters using Intel technology as well. NVIDIA's approach to autonomous driving is more focused on the artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning aspects of autonomous driving. While Intel has an end-to-end solution, NVIDIA offers their own unique approach that uses GPUs in the datacenter to do training and Tegra chips and GPUs in the car with their Drive PX2 to do inference.


Uber takes self driving cars to Arizona and abandons plans for San Francisco

Daily Mail

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BlackBerry among 3 organizations set to test self-driving cars on Ontario roads

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Canadian self-driving vehicle tests are about to kick off on Ontario public roads, with three groups approved to take part in a pilot licensing program that allows autonomous testing with a safety driver behind the wheel. The province is hoping to become a place automakers come to try out their self-driving tech, among a short but growing list of places around the world where testing those technologies is allowed on public roadways. Ontario's advantage in providing a site for testing could lie in its variable weather; the province enjoys four full seasons, and provides a testbed for extreme conditions in its northern reaches. If you happen to live in the province (which I do), don't expect to see autonomous test vehicles on the road just yet – the first trials from this initial group of participants are expected to kick off in early 2017.


Facebook makes special tool for hiding stories from countries' citizens to get back into China, report claims

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A man looks at an exhibit entitled'Mimus' a giant industrial robot which has been reprogrammed to interact with humans during a photocall at the new Design Museum in South Kensington, London Electrification Guru Dr. Wolfgang Ziebart talks about the electric Jaguar I-PACE concept SUV before it was unveiled before the Los Angeles Auto Show in Los Angeles, California, U.S The Jaguar I-PACE Concept car is the start of a new era for Jaguar. Japan's On-Art Corp's CEO Kazuya Kanemaru poses with his company's eight metre tall dinosaur-shaped mechanical suit robot'TRX03' and other robots during a demonstration in Tokyo, Japan Japan's On-Art Corp's eight metre tall dinosaur-shaped mechanical suit robot'TRX03' performs during its unveiling in Tokyo, Japan Singulato Motors co-founder and CEO Shen Haiyin poses in his company's concept car Tigercar P0 at a workshop in Beijing, China A picture shows Singulato Motors' concept car Tigercar P0 at a workshop in Beijing, China Connected company president Shigeki Tomoyama addresses a press briefing as he elaborates on Toyota's "connected strategy" in Tokyo. A Toyota Motors employee demonstrates a smartphone app with the company's pocket plug-in hybrid (PHV) service on the cockpit of the latest Prius hybrid vehicle during Toyota's "connected strategy" press briefing in Tokyo An employee shows a Samsung Electronics' Gear S3 Classic during Korea Electronics Show 2016 in Seoul, South Korea Visitors experience Samsung Electronics' Gear VR during the Korea Electronics Grand Fair at an exhibition hall in Seoul, South Korea Amy Rimmer, Research Engineer at Jaguar Land Rover, demonstrates the car manufacturer's Advanced Highway Assist in a Range Rover, which drives the vehicle, overtakes and can detect vehicles in the blind spot, during the first demonstrations of the UK Autodrive Project at HORIBA MIRA Proving Ground in Nuneaton, Warwickshire Chris Burbridge, Autonomous Driving Software Engineer for Tata Motors European Technical Centre, demonstrates the car manufacturer's GLOSA V2X functionality, which is connected to the traffic lights and shares information with the driver, during the first demonstrations of the UK Autodrive Project at HORIBA MIRA Proving Ground in Nuneaton, Warwickshire In its facilities, JAXA develop satellites and analyse their observation data, train astronauts for utilization in the Japanese Experiment Module'Kibo' of the International Space Station (ISS) and develop launch vehicles The robot developed by Seed Solutions sings and dances to the music during the Japan Robot Week 2016 at Tokyo Big Sight. The simulator will be officially opened on October 19, 2016 and able to'land' at over 20,000 airfields in different weather conditions and at all times and seasons Three current and former Facebook employees told the New York Times that the tool was being developed to allow the company to filter people's feeds in specific places.