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The problem with today's driverless car technology is the drivers

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A Tesla Model S that was cruising at highway speeds rammed into the back of a parked fire truck on a freeway in Culver City, CA in late January. The man behind the wheel claimed his car was running on Tesla's TSLA, 1.70% enhanced autopilot system. But shouldn't he still have seen, and stopped for,...




Scaling the AI Ladder - THINK Blog

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The first automobile was driven down the streets of Detroit in 1890. It would take another 30 years before Henry Ford streamlined production and made cars available to the mass market. The obvious lesson: sometimes technology has a long gestation period, before we can scale it for everyday use. But,...


Nissan takes on Uber with trial of a self-driving taxis

Daily Mail

Nissan's self-driving taxi service is ready for its first passengers. The firm will begin testing the service, dubbed 'Easy Ride', in Japan next week ahead of launching it commercially in 2020. Working alongside Tokyo-based mobile developer DeNA, the service will ferry passengers around a 2.8 mile...


Glitches or not, Nissan starts testing semi-autonomous rides

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Starting next month, Nissan Motor Co. is testing on regular roads what it calls "a robo-vehicle mobility service." Called Easy Ride, it uses a cell-phone app to book semi-autonomous driven rides. But Easy Ride won't necessarily be easy if poor internet connections mean it won't work at all. Nissan...


New video shows Airbus' Vahana flying taxi take to the sky

Daily Mail

Airbus has shared new footage of its autonomous robot taxi taking to the skies for the first time. The flying taxi, dubbed Alpha One, is part of Project Vahana, the aerospace giant's advanced projects division. The video shows the self-flying drone hovering above the ground for about a minute or s...


5 Innovative Uses for Machine Learning

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Though its time horizon can't be predicted, artificial intelligence (AI) promises to foundationally influence modern society, for better or worse. A sub-genre of AI -- machine learning -- has garnered particular attention from the pundits for its potential impact on the world's most important indust...


Bitcoin latest: MPs to consider cryptocurrency regulation as part of new inquiry

The Independent

The Treasury Committee is launching an inquiry into digital currencies, which are attracting a great deal of interest after the spectacular rise of bitcoin last year. It will assess the potential risks and benefits bitcoin and alternative cryptocurrencies could bring to individuals, businesses and ...


Destiny 2: Latest update to game delayed to give developers Bungie more time to make new features better

The Independent

Large parts of an upcoming update to Destiny 2 have been delayed to make them better, developers Bungie have said. A range of new features were expected to arrive in the coming weeks, including changes to the multiplayer Crucible mode and new weapons. But many of them have now been delayed so that ...