Should I buy bitcoin? Whether or not to invest in cryptocurrency amid the crash

The Independent

Bitcoin's price has tumbled, falling by more than 25 per cent over the past seven days. At one point today, it was worth just half as much as it was a month ago. That's an enormous decline, and investors are concerned that they may be about to lose money. Here's the latest on bitcoin and why its value has plummeted. The I.F.O. is fuelled by eight electric engines, which is able to push the flying object to an estimated top speed of about 120mph.

YouTube announces major changes to how it works in wake of Logan Paul 'suicide forest' video

The Independent

YouTube is making it far harder to make money from adverts to stop the site being used by "bad actors". The change comes after the site was criticised for its close relationship to Logan Paul, the controversial vlogger. That intensified when Mr Paul posted a video on YouTube that showed him standing and laughing next to a dead body – which stayed up on the site for some time, and seemed only to go down when it was removed by a member of Mr Paul's team, not YouTube. The site has also been criticised for putting marketing from high-profile advertisers, like the Government and Marks & Spencer, next to extremist videos and other illicit content. Google has announced that it will now tightly restrict the users that can join its YouTube Partner Program, which lets them take some of the money earned through ads that go in front of videos.

Bitcoin price latest: Cryptocurrency plunges past $10,000, half of its previous value

The Independent

Bitcoin is now worth less than $10,000, half its value just a few weeks ago. The price of the cryptocurrency – as well as others like ethereum and ripple – have been plunging in recent days amid fears that regulators could launch a crackdown on trading digital currencies. The latest fall began when South Korea's most senior financial politician said that the country was going to introduce stringent new regulations, and could even ban trading outright. That suggestion was followed by a similar one from China, which said it could also ban the sale of digital currencies. The I.F.O. is fuelled by eight electric engines, which is able to push the flying object to an estimated top speed of about 120mph.

Building of a Corporate Memory for Traffic-Accident Analysis

AI Magazine

This article presents an experiment of expertise capitalization in road traffic-accident analysis. We study the integration of models of expertise from different members of an organization into a coherent corporate expertise model. We present our elicitation protocol and the generic models and tools we exploited for knowledge modeling in this context of multiple experts. We compare the knowledge models obtained for seven experts in accidentology and their representation through conceptual graphs. Finally, we discuss the results of our experiment from a knowledge capitalization viewpoint.

Volvo to supply Uber with self-driving cars (Update)


Swedish carmaker Volvo Cars said Monday it has signed an agreement to supply "tens of thousands" of self-driving cars to Uber, as the ride-sharing company battles a number of different controversies. Volvo--which is owned by China's Geely and has yet to build a self-driving system--said in a statement that it would supply Uber with "autonomous driving compatible base vehicles between 2019 and 2021." Uber would then add its own software system to enable the cars to drive pilot-less. When contacted by AFP, a Volvo spokesman did not specify the exact number of cars, but a source familiar with the matter said it could be around 24,000. Neither Volvo nor Uber released financial details, but based on list prices for the cars the deal could be worth more than $1 billion (around 850 million euros).

Why Daimler Researchers Used VR to Become Self-Driving Cars


You're lying on your stomach, with your arms draped forwards, almost like you're going to get a shoulder massage. Except this is not a moment for relaxation. Through a VR headset, you see flashes of color, an unfamiliar view of the world, a group of red lines that looks something like a person. And now you have to make a decision, because you're rolling forward, head first, and your right hand is wrapped around the joystick that determines which way you're going. Do you continue forward, and risk hitting that blob that might be a human being?

Inside Castle, Where Google's Waymo Tests Its Self-Driving Cars


Life is a complex problem. Consider the simple act of moving from point A to point B. Solving for that equation requires synthesizing numerous variables, like speed and obstacles. What if you make it more complicated? Throw in some jaywalking pedestrians, rule-bending cyclists, and, the most erratic variable of all--other drivers. Drivers who are potentially distracted, potentially sleepy, potentially ragey, potentially drunk.


International Business Times

Elon Musk has taken it upon himself to act as the canary in the coal mine that is the artificial intelligence world for some time now. The SpaceX, Tesla, Boring Company founder and CEO believes that AI is part of the future but also that there needs to be regulation around it, now. More specifically, the AI god that former Uber engineer, Anthony Levandowski is planning to develop. Musk tweeted the article and wrote "On the list of people who should absolutely *not* be allowed to develop digital superintelligence…" He gave no further information about why Levandowski was one of the people who he thought should not be allowed to develop such an AI. But the two have been in conflict before.

Audi's flagship A8 has an overwhelming amount of tech


All together, this gives you an insane 40 or so driver assist options, including an all-new "adaptive cruise assist," which Audi calls "a progression from the adaptive cruise control of the previous model." It also showed how the AI electromechanical suspension lifts the car to help absorb particularly rough bumps. The active driving assist, AI electromechanical suspension and self-parking features rely on brand-new and complex systems that are, by their nature, prone to bugs and breakdowns. However, it won't automatically change lanes, and requires clear lane markings and a center barrier separating you from oncoming traffic.

In Building an Electric Car, Dyson Goes Its Own Way


In 2016, after seven years of developing self-driving technology, Google abandoned plans to build its own jelly-bean pod cars, and partnered with Chrysler for the metal-bending part of the equation. The company had no expertise in hair dryers before building its Supersonic hair dryer, which launched last year and has sold more than 1 million units. "If you know a lot about combustion engines, there is very, very little transferable knowledge from building combustion engines to building electric engines." Conze expects Dyson's vehicles to have 50 percent to 100 percent greater range than existing offerings, though he declines to specify what that means.