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Elon Musk's electric truck will cost $150,000

Daily Mail

Tesla has begun accepting preorders for its electric truck - and revealed it will cost buyers at least $150,000, with production set to begin in 2019. For those who want their truck in a hurry, a special'founders series' is being made, with $200,000 required up front to get one of the first 1,000 made. Chief Executive Elon Musk unveiled the big rig, dubbed the Tesla Semi, by riding the truck into an airport hangar near Los Angeles last week in front of an invited crowd of what Tesla said were potential truck buyers and Tesla car owners. 'Overall, the Semi is more responsive, covers more miles than a diesel truck in the same amount of time, and more safely integrates with passenger car traffic,' Tesla said. 'Without a trailer, the Tesla Semi achieves 0-60 mph in five seconds, compared to 15 seconds in a comparable diesel truck.


Putting the "AI" in ThAInksgiving

#artificialintelligence

Your holiday dinner table is set. Your guests are ready to gab. And, then, in between bites, someone mentions Alexa and AI. "What's this stuff I'm hearing about killer AI? Cars that decide who to run over? Welcome to Thanksgiving table talk circa 2017.


Hillary Clinton issues warning on artificial intelligence

Daily Mail

Hillary Clinton spoke about the dangers of artificial intelligence in a radio interview with Hugh Hewitt on Wednesday. The failed presidential candidate was on Hewitt's show to promote her book, but the conversation steered towards recent advances in technology. Something that concerns Clinton is the potential for our society to become inundated with artificial intelligence - computers that mimic the human brain to complete tasks for us - such as home office assistants or even robot drones. Amazon's Alexa device, which allows users to shop, play music and look up questions online all by voice, is one example of AI Clinton says that AI can be a good thing, but she's worried that our society is rushing into a brave new world without thinking through the repercussions. 'Yeah, a lot of really smart people, you know, Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Stephen Hawking, a lot of really smart people are sounding an alarm that we're not hearing.


Uber's 'disruption' is far from benign - but it's not too big to ban Abi Wilkinson

The Guardian

Uber is one of those companies that seems to take pride in upsetting the status quo. Its cheerleaders claim the minicab app is a shining example of "disruptive innovation" – where entrepreneurs change entire industries by thinking outside the box. Critics contend that Uber's business model is actually pretty traditional. The only major difference is scale, and the use of a high-tech booking system. And while the app booking system is certainly convenient, it's far from unique to Uber.


Uber paid hackers $100,000 to hide year-old breach of 57 million users

USATODAY

Your personal information might be at risk! In a public statement, Uber's CEO confirmed that information belonging to about 57 million customers and drivers was stolen by hackers. Transport for London (TFL), the governing body responsible for transport in London, announced on 22 September 2017 that they will not renew Uber's license as a private hire operator in the city. Transport for London has informed Uber London Limited that it will not be issued with a private hire operator licence after expiry of its current licence on 30 September 2017. SAN FRANCISCO -- Personal information belonging to about 57 million Uber customers and drivers was stolen by hackers last October, a breach the company kept hidden for a year and for which its chief security officer was fired this week.


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Los Angeles Times

In its race to embrace driverless vehicles, Washington has cleared away regulatory hurdles for auto companies and brushed aside consumer warnings about the risk of crashes and hacking. But at a recent hearing, lawmakers absorbed an economic argument that illustrated how the driverless revolution they are encouraging could backfire politically, particularly in Trump country. It was the tale of a successful, long-distance beer run. A robotic truck coasted driverless 120 miles down Interstate 25 in Colorado on its way to deliver 51,744 cans of Budweiser. Not everyone at the hearing was impressed by the milestone, particularly the secretary-treasurer of the Teamsters, whose nearly 600,000 unionized drivers played no small roll in President Trump's victory last year.


Reproducible Data Science : Docker for Data Science Workflows

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My first encounter with Docker was not to solve a Data Science problem, but to install MySQL. At times, you stumble upon jewels while going through StackOverflow and Docker was one of them. What started with a one-off use case, ended up becoming a useful tool in my daily workflow. I got a taste of docker when I tried to install TensorFlow in my system. Just to give you the context, TensorFlow is a deep learning library which requires a series of steps that you ought to do for system setup.


Volvo looks to supply Uber with up to 24,000 self-driving cars

The Japan Times

STOCKHOLM/SAN, FRANCISCO – Uber plans to buy up to 24,000 self-driving cars from Volvo, marking the transition of the U.S. firm from an app used to summon a taxi to the owner and operator of a fleet of cars. The nonbinding framework deal could offer San Francisco-based Uber a way to overcome setbacks at its autonomous driving division in Silicon Valley's race to perfect self-driving systems. Combining Volvo's cars with Uber's self-driving system builds on their nearly three-year relationship and comes as Uber's autonomous driving unit has been hit by a lawsuit over trade secrets and the departure of top talent. Automakers, ride-hailing firms and tech start-ups have been forging loose alliances in an effort to advance self-driving technology and claim a piece of what is expected to be a multi-billion-dollar business. Geely-owned Volvo said in a statement on Monday it would provide Uber with its flagship XC90 SUVs equipped with autonomous technology as part of a nonexclusive deal from 2019 to 2021.


Uber plans to buy 24,000 autonomous Volvo SUVs in self-driving push

The Guardian

Uber is planning to buy up to 24,000 self-driving cars from Volvo, the company has announced, moving from its current model of ride-sharing using freelance drivers to owning a fleet of autonomous cars. Following the three-year self-driving partnership with Volvo, the non-binding framework could give Uber a boost in its ambitions to perfect self-driving systems to replace human drivers, following setbacks and lawsuits over trade secrets and talent. Volvo said Monday it would provide Uber with up to 24,000 of its flagship XC90 SUVs, which retail from around £50,000, equipped with autonomous technology as part of a non-exclusive deal from 2019 to 2021. The Geely-owned car company will provide the vehicles, while Uber will provide the yet-to-be-built self-driving system, which is currently under development by Uber's Advanced Technologies Group. The announcement follows the news that Alphablet's Waymo will launch the world's first autonomous car service in the next few months in Arizona, where it is legal to operate self-driving cars without humans behind the wheel, unlike the majority of the rest of the US and the world, which requires the safety net of a human driver.


Volvo to supply Uber with up to 24,000 self-driving cars

Daily Mail

Uber plans to buy up to 24,000 self-driving cars from Volvo, marking the transition of the U.S. firm from an app used to summon a taxi to the owner and operator of a fleet of cars. The non-binding framework deal could offer San Francisco-based Uber a way to overcome setbacks at its autonomous driving division in Silicon Valley's race to perfect self-driving systems. Combining Volvo's cars with Uber's self-driving system builds on their nearly three-year relationship and comes as Uber's autonomous driving unit has been hit by a lawsuit over trade secrets and the departure of top talent. Uber plans to buy up to 24,000 self-driving cars from Volvo, marking the transition of the U.S. firm from an app used to summon a taxi to the owner and operator of a fleet of cars. Automakers, ride-hailing firms and tech startups have been forging loose alliances in an effort to advance self-driving technology and claim a piece of what is expected to be a multi-billion-dollar business.