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Cars On Google Street View Reveal US Demographic Makeup

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Conducting a survey of a population is not easy. It requires extensive manpower to produce the census data for the U.S. every year. A Census of the population helps a government gauge the changes in population, new trends and how the population of a country form societies and co-exist. It is estimated that the U.S. Census Bureau spends $1 billion surveying the population. The demographic makeup of any nation is revealed with the Census data alone, which is why it is done regularly.


New NHTSA Robocar regulations are a major, but positive, reversal

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The proposed regulations preempt state regulation of vehicle design, and allow companies to apply for high volume exemptions from the standards that exist for human-driven cars. There is a new research area known as "explainable AI" which hopes to bridge this gap and make it possible to document and understand why machine learning systems operate as they do. The most interesting proposal in the prior document was a requirement for public sharing of incident and crash data so that all teams could learn from every problem any team encounters. The new document calls for a standard data format, and makes general motherhood calls for storing data in a crash, something everybody already does.


Driverless cars: Tim Cook says Apple AI is applicable to more than just cars

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The firms have established a startup support programme at Volkswagen's Data Lab to provide technical and financial support for international startups developing machine learning and deep learning applications for the automotive industry. Volvo Cars, Autoliv and Zenuity will use Nvidia's AI car computing platform as the foundation for their own advanced software development. Nvidia has partnered with automotive supplier ZF and camera perception software supplier Hella to deploy AI technology on the New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) safety certification for the mass deployment of self-driving vehicles. The firms will use Nvidia's Drive AI platform to develop software for scalable modern driver assistance systems that connect their advanced imaging and radar sensor technologies to autonomous driving functionality.


Artificial Intelligence Tech Will Arrive in Three Waves

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Modria, which specializes in the creation of smart justice systems, took the job and devised an automated system that relies on the knowledge of lawyers and divorce experts. First wave AI systems are usually based on clear and logical rules. Well, it turns out that even'primitive' software like Modria's justice system and Google Maps are fine examples for AI. One year later, when DARPA opened Grand Challenge 2005, five groups successfully made it to the end of the track.


How NASA's Raven Module Is Developing Machine Learning Algorithms for Autonomous Spacecraft Docking

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How do satellites get the maintenance they need to keep functioning? This is something of a trick question because many of them simply don't. Many satellites were put into orbit with the understanding that they wouldn't be retrieved, possibly ever. When they run out of fuel, they effectively become space junk. Meanwhile, companies and governments pay exorbitant prices to build a similar spacecraft and put them in orbit.


Artificial Intelligence: The Race Is On to Smarten Our Cars

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Here's more: A test driver "operating" a Google Lexus-model autonomous vehicle on September 23 was fortunate to escape with no serious damage. We're talking about solving and integrating concepts such as computer vision, deep learning, machine learning, and latency. We're talking about solving and integrating concepts such as computer vision, deep learning, machine learning, and latency. Jon Hilsensrath of The Wall Street Journal, a reporter with particularly strong sources inside the Marriner S. Eccles Federal Reserve Board Building, wrote Friday morning, "The subdued September jobs report ensures the Federal Reserve won't be raising short-term interest rates at its November meeting, a week before the U.S. presidential election, and creates a new thread of uncertainty about its action in mid-December."


Waze for War: How the Army Can Integrate Artificial Intelligence

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Machine learning software agents isolate images of potential Russian covert elements agitating protests, cross referencing cell phone pictures posted on social media with police traffic cameras, and more sensitive collection platforms. While many commercial applications of artificial intelligence are based on identifying patterns and trends using big data, most military applications focus on autonomous systems. Existing artificial intelligence programs in the Department of Defense include Navy unmanned undersea and aerial vehicle programs such as the Low-Cost Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Swarming Technology (LOCUST), and Air Force/DARPA ventures such as the Gremlin anti-surface-to-air missile drone program. Concepts range from larger logistics convoys composed of one manned vehicle and a large number of autonomous vehicles to combat formations mixing manned and unmanned platforms.


Nvidia GPU-powered autonomous car teaches itself to see and steer

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During the past nine months, an Nvidia engineering team built a self-driving car with one camera, one Drive-PX embedded computer and only 72 hours of training data. Nvidia published an academic preprint of the results of the DAVE2 project entitled End to End Learning for Self-Driving Cars on arXiv.org The Nvidia project called DAVE2 is named after a 10-year-old Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) project known as DARPA Autonomous Vehicle (DAVE). Although neural networks and autonomous vehicles seem like a just-invented-now technology, researchers such as Google's Geoffrey Hinton, Facebook's Yann Lecune and the University of Montreal's Yoshua Bengio have collaboratively researched this branch of artificial intelligence for more than two decades. And the DARPA DAVE project application of neural network-based autonomous vehicles was preceded by the ALVINN project developed at Carnegie Mellon in 1989.