If you are looking for an answer to the question What is Artificial Intelligence? and you only have a minute, then here's the definition the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence offers on its home page: "the scientific understanding of the mechanisms underlying thought and intelligent behavior and their embodiment in machines."
However, if you are fortunate enough to have more than a minute, then please get ready to embark upon an exciting journey exploring AI (but beware, it could last a lifetime) …
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Together, these sensors detect and visualise everything around the truck, including cars, pedestrians and lamp posts. The system works with Caesium, a cloud-based platform (also developed by Oxbotica) that can manage and coordinate fleets of autonomous vehicles. The company sells a "smart platform" which gives other companies access to its delivery infrastructure -- the technology behind its apps, its warehouses and delivery vehicles. So it's very important for us to keep innovating and to keep doing exciting technology projects, because that will give us a competitive advantage going forward."
Internet of Things(IoT), Artificial Intelligence(AI) and Virtual reality(VR), since its emergence, have impacted humankind in various ways, directly and indirectly. Some technologies have left us awestruck, while some have enabled us to explore untouched facets of our the technological realm. From connected cars and vehicles to autonomous drones, from artificially intelligent workflow devices to interactive robots, this year at CES 2017 companies like Lenovo, Toyota, Norton, Mayfield have showcased their IoT, AI and VR products that may change people's outlook towards tech-advancements in 2017. We bring to you the five cool tech developments and devices of CES 2017. With a vision of the future of motoring in 2030 and making cars, a human's best friend, Toyota has unveiled its self- driving robot car'Concept- i concept car' in CES 2017.
Creating a self-driving car should not be difficult, but it's taking a while. Autonomous vehicles have been making headlines for years now, yet few of us have ever been in one or even seen one. We know that flying planes is more difficult than driving cars, yet pilots have enjoyed autopilot for decades. The answer is clear, or more precisely, clear vision. Pilots have used autopilot for decades in clear, open skies.
Wallpaper-thin TVs, drones that can dive underwater, and a computer the size of a credit card. Those are only a few of the gadgets that have been unveiled this week at the annual CES gadget expo in Las Vegas, where companies in the tech, automotive, and home appliance industries flaunt their latest innovations. Many high-profile tech companies, like Apple and Google, typically hold their own separate events throughout the year to unveil new products rather than debuting new wares at CES. Still, the annual convention, now in its 50th year, often provides a look at the next big trends in tech. The biggest themes at CES this year include self-driving cars, home robots, and tons of integrations with Amazon's Alexa voice assistant.
Intelligent machines powered by artificial intelligence (AI) computers that can learn, reason and interact with people and the surrounding world are no longer science fiction. Thanks to a new computing model called deep learning using powerful graphics processing units (GPUs), AI is transforming industries from consumer cloud services to healthcare to factories and cities. Many of these are in place already, providing new services to millions around the world. However, no industry is poised for such a significant change as the $10 trillion transportation industry. The automotive market is next, and the opportunity to develop advanced self-driving vehicle holds the promise to the world of dramatically safer driving and new mobility services.
The automaker's new Portal concept is a battery-powered, semi-autonomous, connected vehicle that it says was designed by millennials for themselves. It boasts a 250 mile range, and can fill up with 150 miles worth of electricity in 20 minutes at a fast charge station. Its 100 kWh battery pack is integrated into the floor, which helps maximize interior space. Front and rear sliding doors create large entry portals that inspire the minivan's name, while its six captain's chairs have fold-up seat bottoms and are mounted on rails that allow the cabin to be easily reconfigured to accommodate cargo or passengers, as needed. The driver can be a passenger some of the time thanks to a suite of cameras, radar, Lidar, and ultrasonic sensors, plus high-definition maps augmented by GPS and car-to-car and car-to-infrastructure communications that enable Level 3 autonomy, which allows the Portal to drive itself on some highways with human supervision.
That luggage rack and antlers hold state-of-the-art camera and sensor technology that Ford hopes will keep it ahead of the increasingly crowded pack. A Ford employee works with the LiDAR sensor attached to an antler-like arm extending from each side of the company's autonomous test vehicle The so-called luggage racks on the roof, meanwhile, hold three cameras (a fourth nestles underneath the windshield). According to a Medium blog post by Chris Brewer, chief program engineer for Ford's Autonomous Vehicle Development, the new autonomous research vehicle can orient itself by comparing what its LiDAR, radar, and other sensors pick up against detailed 3D maps, in what Brewer called "mediated perception." Ford will show its new autonomous research vehicles at the CES technology trade show in Las Vegas and the NAIAS automotive trade show in Detroit.
There is no question that the portability and omnipresence of cameras in today's society has improved driver safety -- video of a vehicle crash helps people find out specifically what went wrong. But what if you could impart artificial intelligence into those camera systems in vehicles, and predict problems on the road and prevent disaster? Netradyne's Driver-I technology uses machine learning to predict and prevent accidents in the commercial transportation industry San Diego, California-based Netradyne has developed technology designed to do just that, integrating cameras and deep learning with their Driver-i, a "vision based" system, mounted in or on commercial vehicles. According to Pandya, the age of machines controlling humans is far off.
Mapmaking used to be the domain of a select group of cartographers that would gather, review, and plot out data onto sheets of paper. The chances that you actually knew a cartographer in the past were probably pretty slim--but not anymore. Today and in the future, virtually everyone is or will be a contributor to the increasingly detailed maps that represent the world we live in. As our vehicles become increasingly automated, they need ever more detailed maps and not just the maps we get from Google or Apple on our smartphones. The self-driving car will need much more information.