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Google X's online course teaches you to build flying cars

Daily Mail

'Our students will develop the software skills and conceptual understanding necessary to build a flight system for an autonomous flight vehicle that can reliably complete complex missions in urban environments,' the firm said. 'Our students will develop the software skills and conceptual understanding necessary to build a flight system for an autonomous flight vehicle that can reliably complete complex missions in urban environments,' the firm wrote. Thrun, who used to work at Google before leaving to set up his flying-vehicle firm, Kitty Hawk, said he envisions a world where he can fly the 34-mile (55 km) journey from Palo Alto to San Francisco in just ten minutes. Thrun, who used to work at Google before leaving to set up his flying-vehicle firm, Kitty Hawk, said he envisions a world where he can fly the 34-mile (55 km) journey from Palo Alto to San Francisco in just ten minutes.


Nvidia hits another record high as AI takes centerstage

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"Our sense is management believes that investors still severely underestimates the impact of AI and the size of the potential market," Evercore analyst C J Muse wrote in a note on Friday after hosting Nvidia's management. Nvidia has been rapidly expanding into newer technologies including artificial intelligence, cloud computing and self-driving cars, away from designing graphics-processing chips for which the company was known for. Bank of America Merrill Lynch analyst Vivek Arya listed Nvidia a "top pick", basing his view "on (Nvidia's) underappreciated transformation from a traditional PC graphics vendor, into a supplier into high-end gaming, enterprise graphics, cloud, accelerated computing and automotive markets," according to Seeking Alpha. In May, Nvidia announced a partnership with Toyota Motor Corp through which the Japanese car maker would use Nvidia's AI technology to develop self-driving vehicle systems planned for the next few years.


Regulating AI – The Road Ahead

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Summary: With only slight tongue in cheek about the road ahead we report on the just passed House of Representative's new "Federal Automated Vehicle Policy" as well as similar policy just emerging in Germany. Just today (9/6/17) the US House of Representatives released its 116 page "Federal Automated Vehicles Policy". Equally as interesting is that just two weeks ago the German federal government published its guidelines for Highly Automated Vehicles (HAV being the new name of choice for these vehicles). On the 6 point automation scale in which 0 is no automation and 5 is where the automated system can perform all driving tasks, under all conditions, the new policy applies to level 3 or higher (though the broad standards also apply to the partial automation in levels 1 and 2).


Toyota Hilux review: 'A work horse, not a fashion pony' Martin Love

The Guardian

As we prepare for a driverless future, the UK's leading distributor of motoring parts, Euro Car Parts, has revealed how the introduction of autonomous vehicles will affect city landscapes and the environment across the world. Key findings from the research include the reduction of parking space in cities, wireless communication with traffic signals, emission-free transportation and constant circulating fleets of self-driving cars as public transport services. Paul Baylis, head of communications and PR at Euro Car Parts said: "The introduction of driverless cars across the globe is a huge technological feat for the automotive industry but we also want to show how this new innovation will affect the world around us. From the width of roads to the reduction of parking spaces and cleaner air across cities, this visualisation and research makes some really interesting revelations about how the landscape and environment will adapt to these changes in the automotive industry."


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.


This saves many lives

FOX News

Electronic blind-spot monitoring and lane-keeping systems do help to prevent crashes, according to new studies from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. A second institute study of blind-spot detection systems -- usually warning lights in side mirrors -- found the systems lower the rate of all lane-change crashes by 14 percent and the rate of such crashes with injuries by 23 percent. A separate study by the insurance industry-funded institute and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's AgeLab found that drivers using automated systems that scan for parking spots and then park the car spend a lot more time looking at dashboard displays than at the parking spot, the road in front or the road behind. Automakers, taking note of the problem, appear to be switching to systems that vibrate the steering wheel or driver's seat, Cicchino said.


Intel's self-driving powerhouse group adds another major carmaker

Mashable

The autonomous development group spearheaded by Intel, Mobileye and BMW Group announced today that it will add Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) to its ranks. FCA is the parent company behind instantly recognizable auto brands like Fiat, Chrysler, Jeep, and Dodge. The company's Chrysler brand famously partnered with leading autonomous technology company Waymo, providing the Google-spinoff with a fleet of 100 Pacifica minivans which are currently on the road shuttling passengers around Phoenix in one of the first driverless pilot programs. The Intel/Mobileye/BMW group, which was formed back in 2016, meanwhile has stated that it's on track to accomplish its previously stated goal of putting a fleet 40 autonomous test vehicles on the road by the end of this year.


Toyota joins Intel to create self-driving car 'ecosystem'

Daily Mail

This includes Intel, DENSO, Ericsson, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT), NTT DOCOMO and both the Toyota InfoTechnology Center Co. and Toyota Motor Corp. Also joining the consortium are DENSO, Ericsson, Intel, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT), and NTT DOCOMO. Earlier this week, Intel announced plans for a fleet of self-driving cars following its completion of the purchase of Israeli autonomous technology firm Mobileye. Silicon Valley giant Intel on Wednesday announced plans for a fleet of self-driving cars following its completion of the purchase of Israeli autonomous technology firm Mobileye.


Toyota, Mazda to form capital alliance to jointly develop electric vehicles

The Japan Times

NAGOYA – Toyota Motor Corp. and Mazda Motor Corp. are set to form a capital alliance to boost joint development of electric vehicles, sources close to the matter said Friday. Toyota and Mazda decided to deepen their partnership to survive the intensifying competition for developing the self-driving technology and environment-friendly vehicles, the sources said. Toyota is aiming to fully enter the EV market by 2020 and Mazda aims to start selling EVs in the United States in 2019. The influence of technology firms in the industry has also grown with Google Inc. entering the race to develop automated car technology while U.S. electric vehicle maker Tesla Motors Inc. is showing rapid growth.


Facebook's artificial intelligence agents creating their own language is more normal than people think, researchers say

The Independent

Those predictions came to a head days before the story became popular as Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg argued about the dangers of AI – with Mr Zuckerberg saying that the danger had been overstated, after Mr Musk has repeatedly suggested that artificial intelligence could take over the world if it is not properly regulated and restrained. 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 ...