VW brand Chairman Herbert Diess has confirmed to Auto Express that a model based on the electric I.D. Buzz features a battery pack mounted flat in the floor, Tesla Model X-style, that VW says is good for 270 miles of range and is equipped with a wireless charging system that can deliver an 80 percent charge in just 30 minutes. Buzz features a highly configurable interior, with seats that can be turned into tables and beds, and front chairs that can be rotated to face the back. That's because it was designed with fully-autonomous driving capabilities in mind, something VW hopes to add by as early as 2025.
Known as a pioneer in the formation of the video arcade and modern video game industries, Atari is stepping back into the hardware business with a new game console -- its first in more than 20 years. The New York company, swimming with the tide on the popularity and nostalgia of retro games, recently began teasing the Ataribox with an advertisement showing a "brand new Atari product years in the making." Atari also is piggybacking off the success of video game companies rebooting their old models. "We're back in the hardware business," Atari CEO Fred Chesnais said in an interview with GamesBeat.
The move coincided with the release of former Attorney General Eric Holder's report on allegations of harassment throughout Uber's ranks. Uber released the list of recommendations provided by Holder's law firm, saying the company's board of directors will adopt all of the changes. The leadership team will run Uber's day-to-day operations while Kalanick is away. The investigations began after a former Uber employee wrote a blog post in February accusing managers of dismissing her complaints of sexual harassment.
A young Massachusetts girl used a first aid tip learned from reading "The Hunger Games" series to rescue her friend. Megan Gething, 12, and her friend Mackenzie George, were at a marshland in Gloucester with a few other friends on June 3 when George slipped and fell into a steel pump, cutting her calf, according to the Gloucester Times. Megan jumped into action and tied a pair of shorts around Mackenzie's leg to slow the blood loss, a tip she learned from the young adult science fiction novels, while another friend went to get help. "I knew it from a book I read," Gething said about the "The Hunger Games."
The 32-year-old singer opened up about past suicidal thoughts during a live streamed therapy session to promote her new album, Witness, on Friday. WATCH: Katy Perry Previews New Album'Witness,' Goes Live on YouTube in'Big Brother'-Style House During a meeting with Siri Sat Nam Singh, a licensed therapist who appears on Viceland's The Therapist, Perry revealed that her 2013 song, "By the Grace of God," was inspired by her former thoughts of suicide. WATCH: Taylor Swift Puts Her Entire Catalog Back on Streaming Services -- Right When Katy Perry's New Album Drops The singer, whose real name is Katheryn Hudson, also opened up about her struggle to maintain her private and public image. WATCH: Katy Perry Clarifies Whether'I Kissed a Girl' Is About Miley Cyrus, Talks'American Idol' Gig "I always thought it was like, you know, too intimate, like a sexual thing," she shared.
No, its not the worst writers room scenario ever, but an experiment into brain stimulation carried out by researchers at the U.K.s Queen Mary University of London and Goldsmiths University of London. When the transcranial direct-current stimulation (tDCS) technique was used to suppress a key part of the frontal brain called the left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, participants were shown to get better at carrying out creative tasks involving out-of-the-box thinking. However, since the left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex is a part of the brain heavily involved in much of our reasoning processes, they got worse at solving problems in which many items needed to be held in mind at once. These patients were more likely to solve hard think out of the box problems, which was remarkable evidence that this brain region might hinder creative problem solving.
Standing on stage in front hundreds of policymakers, academics, and industry leaders in a United Nations conference room on Wednesday, Margaret Chan admitted shes probably the least knowledgeable person present on the topic of artificial intelligence. Chan, an expert in her own right as director general of the World Health Organization, was nonetheless chosen to open apanel of the first inaugural AI for Good Global Summit, a UN-hosted event that hopes to guide AI development with ethical, social, and sustainable goals in mind. But her more pressing comments addressed issues of the developing world which she believes we often miss in the developed world. At the summit they'll explore the UN's 17 sustainable development goals -- among them, ending things like poverty, hunger, and inequality -- to consider how AI can be used to make our future better for everyone.
Boeing is looking ahead to a brave new world where jetliners fly without pilots and aims to test some of the technology next year, the world's biggest plane maker said in a briefing ahead of the Paris Airshow. Jetliners can already take off, cruise and land using their onboard flight computers and the number of pilots on a standard passenger plane has dropped to two from three over the years. Self-flying aircraft would need to meet the safety standards of air travel, which had its safest year in 2016, according to the Aviation Safety Network. After in-depth talks with nearly 60 customers it concluded that current wide-body planes have too much range for most of the routes narrow-body planes fly, Boeing Commercial Airplanes Chief Executive Kevin McAllister said in a separate briefing.
Thats because scientists from the University of Adelaide in Australia have used deep learning technology to analyze the computerized tomography (CT) scans of patient organs, in what could one day serve as an early warning system to catch heart disease, cancer, and other diseases early so that intervention can take place. The AI analyzes CT scans to make its decisions. For one thing, the AIs 70-percent predictive accuracy when looking at scans is in line with the manual predictions made by experts. We used a very small cohort of 48 patients in this study to show that our approach can work, but in general deep learning works better if you can give it much more data.
The performance of humans' puny brains will be outmatched by computers within just 13 years, billionaire Elon Musk has claimed. According to the terrifying research from boffs at the University of Oxford, it's not looking good for us humans. Within ten years computers will be better at driving a truck than us and by 2031 they will be better at selling goods and will put millions of retail workers on the dole queue. In fact, every single human job will be automated within the next 120 years, according to computer experts the university researchers quizzed.