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Robocar Startup Drive.ai Gets Backing From Uber Rival Grab, Plans Singapore Move

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After announcing plans this month to supply self-driving vehicles for Lyft's ride-hailing network, the autonomous tech developer has scored financial backing from Southeast Asian rideshare powerhouse Grab and plans to expand into Singapore. Singapore office will study that market as a potential place to deploy vehicles equipped with its software and self-driving hardware kits in government and business fleets, Tandon said. Amid the rush by auto and tech firms to perfect robotic vehicles, Tandon and his co-founders, who were all researchers from Stanford University's Artificial Intelligence Lab, founded Drive.ai to specialize in deep learning-based driving software for business, government and shared vehicle fleets. Small relative to well-funded programs at Waymo, General Motors' Cruise, Uber's Advanced Technology Vehicle Group and Ford's Argo AI, Mountain View, California-based Drive.ai has made quick progress.


Is Facebook Building An Autonomous Car?

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Facebook seems to have a strategy of leveraging its capabilities in social marketing, AR & VR and interestingly, who would have thought of it, leveraging its advanced AI and deep learning capabilities to support the development of autonomous vehicles. Potential car buyers spend anywhere between 30 to 50 minutes every day on Facebook and that has helped the social business make significant inroads in digital prospecting and omni-channel commerce. Facebook believes that car companies are focusing more on the connected car, rather than the connected consumer. With every new customer car buying journey now beginning online, it is possible through Facebook's huge data on a customer's social behavior, to make that experience personalized and completely customized.


Machine Learning at HPC User Forum: Drilling into Specific Use Cases

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Dr. Weng-Keen Wong from the NSF echoed much the same distinction between the specific and general case algorithm during his talk "Research in Deep Learning: A Perspective From NSF" and was also mentioned by Nvidia's Dale Southard during the disruptive technology panel. Tim Barr's (Cray) "Perspectives on HPC-Enabled AI" showed how Cray's HPC technologies can be leveraged for Machine and Deep Learning for vision, speech and language. Fresh off their integration of SGI technology into their technology stack, the talk not only highlighted the newer software platforms which the learning systems leverage, but demonstrated that HPE's portfolio of systems and experience in both HPC and hyper scale environments is impressive indeed. Stand-alone image recognition is really cool, but as expounded upon above, the true benefit from deep learning is having an integrated workflow where data sources are ingested by a general purpose deep learning platform with outcomes that benefit business, industry and academia.


Drones and Robots Are Taking Over Industrial Inspection

MIT Technology Review

The effort shows how low-cost drones and robotic systems--combined with rapid advances in machine learning--are making it possible to automate whole sectors of low-skill work. Avitas uses drones, wheeled robots, and autonomous underwater vehicles to collect images required for inspection from oil refineries, gas pipelines, coolant towers, and other equipment. Nvidia's system employs deep learning, an approach that involves training a very large simulated neural network to recognize patterns in data, and which has proven especially good for image processing. It is possible, for example, to train a deep neural network to automatically identify faults in a power line by feeding in thousands of previous examples.


Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning Quotes - Supply Chain Today

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We are in the crawling stages of Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning. So everyone is aware, Deep Learning is a subset of Machine Learning, and Machine Learning is a subset of Artificial Intelligence. Companies like Tesla, Uber, and Google are using Deep Learning to make self driving vehicles a reality. We hope you like the Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning quotes.


Samsung secures self-driving car permit in California

Daily Mail

The South Korean electronics maker has recently been approved to test it deep-learning based autonomous vehicles on public roads in Korea. Samsung received approved to test it deep-learning based autonomous vehicles on public roads. For the small companies and students, the race course offered a large, safe testing environment. For the small companies and students, the race course offered a large, safe testing environment.


Chilling warning about how artifical intelligence can be used against us

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The giant human-like robot bears a striking resemblance to the military robots starring in the movie'Avatar' and is claimed as a world first by its creators from a South Korean robotic company Waseda University's saxophonist robot WAS-5, developed by professor Atsuo Takanishi and Kaptain Rock playing one string light saber guitar perform jam session 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 ...


Deep Learning – what is it? Why does it matter?

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This is why in the image you can see that both models result in some errors with reds in the blue zone and blues in the red zone. The theory is that the more hidden layers you have the more you can isolate specific regions of data to classify things. GPU based processing allows for parallel execution, on large numbers of relatively cheap processors, especially when training an artificial neural network with many hidden layers and a lot of input data. That means having them able to understand images, understand speech, understand text etc.


How AI is paving the way for fully autonomous cars

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In order to decipher these complex situations, autonomous vehicle developers are turning to artificial neural networks. In place of traditional programming, the network is given a set of inputs and a target output (in this case, the inputs being image data and the output being a particular class of object). The process of training a neural network for semantic segmentation involves feeding it numerous sets of training data with labels to identify key elements, such as cars or pedestrians. Machine learning is already employed for semantic segmentation in driver assistance systems, such as autonomous emergency braking, though.


Deep learning weekly piece: testing autonomous driving (virtually)

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Let me cut to the chase: below's a video of my fully-autonomous car driving around in a virtual testing environment. To train that software, SDCs must drive for thousands of hours and millions of miles on the road to accumulate enough information to learn how to handle both usual road situations, as well as unusual ones (such as when a woman in an electric wheelchair chases a duck with a broom in the middle of the road). To save on the incredibly expensive training (that requires thousands of hours of safety drivers plus the safety risks of having a training vehicle on public roads), SDC developers turn to virtual environments to train their cars. To train the deep learning algorithm, I'll drive a car with sensors drives around a track in simulator a few times (think: any car racing video game), and record the images that the sensors (in this case, cameras) "see" inside the simulator.