Goto

Collaborating Authors

Results


Military AI speeds up human decision-making - Military Embedded Systems

#artificialintelligence

Imagining military artificial intelligence (AI) applications can make one dream up scenarios like those in the Terminator films, but in reality, AI solutions for defense are much more mundane and focused on improving decision-making for humans, whether they're aircraft maintenance personnel; pilots; or intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) analysts, says John Canipe, Director of Business Development, Air Force, at SparkCognition Government Systems, during a conversation we had at his company headquarters in Austin, Texas. We also discussed the difference between AI and machine learning (ML), how AI is being applied across multiple military domains, and more. MCHALE: Please provide a brief description of your responsibility within SparkCognition Government Systems and your group's role within the company. CANIPE: As Director of Business Development, Air Force, my current responsibilities are product development, capture management, price/licensing of products, and generating new and recurring sales. MCHALE: We often see AI/ML [artificial intelligence/machine learning] in the same sentence, or used to describe the same thing, but what is the actual difference between AI and ML? CANIPE: Differentiating AI from ML is a struggle everyone is having right now.


'Hannity' on Texas district flipping red, Biden's economy

FOX News

Sean Hannity discusses the Fed hiking rates to 0.75% and how this will affect the housing market on'Hannity.' This is a rush transcript of "Hannity" on June 15, 2022. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated. In a moment, we will cover today's whopping three quarters of a point rate hike from the Fed, the single biggest increase since 1994, and we'll tell you how this specifically will negatively impact the already horrific Biden economy. But get this, we actually begin with some good news. The tide is already turning in the Washington sewer and swamp, help is on the way, in what could be a canary in the coal mine moment for the Democratic Party. Last night, there was a special congressional race in south Texas. It saw a very deep blue sea turned bright red. Now, Republican Mayra Flores easily defeated her Democratic opponent by eight points in District 34. Now, get this it's the first time in 159 years this district ever elected a Republican. In 2012, Obama won it by 23points. Biden only wanted by four. But now, Republican Mayra Flores she won it by eight. That would be a point swing in two years, a 30-point swing if you go back to 2016. Keep in mind: this is a majority Hispanic district. Now, Mayra actually immigrated to the U.S. from Mexico, making her the very first Mexican-born woman be to be elected to Congress. She's also married to a U.S. Border Patrol agent. She made border security a huge focus of her campaign. I was born in Burgos Tamaulipas, Mexico. Now I am living my American dream.


Biden's punishment promise for CBP agents 'despicable' failure to acknowledge reality: Nevada candidate

FOX News

Nevada GOP senatorial candidate Adam Laxalt sounds off on'Jesse Watters Primetime' as the Silver State gets overrun by illegal immigration repercussions. President Biden's Department of Homeland Security is preparing to discipline the Border Patrol agents involved in the purported "whipping" incident last year on the Rio Grande, which Nevada's newly-minted Republican Senate nominee called a "despicable" failure to "acknowledge reality." The agents were legally cleared of any criminal wrongdoing in the incident, which critics said was a hoax – as the style of horsemanship utilizes split-reins, which are complementary to one-handed riding, to control the animals' movements. On Fox News, Jesse Watters reported the agents will face some level of administrative sanction, whether that be a proverbial slap on the wrist or loss of job. Mounted U.S. Border Patrol agents watch Haitian immigrants on the bank of the Rio Grande in Del Rio, Texas on September 20, 2021, as seen from Ciudad Acuna, Mexico.


Automakers Report Nearly 400 Crashes of Cars That Used Driver-Assist Tech

TIME - Tech

Automakers reported nearly 400 crashes over a 10-month period involving vehicles with partially automated driver-assist systems, including 273 with Teslas, according to statistics released Wednesday by U.S. safety regulators. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration cautioned against using the numbers to compare automakers, saying it didn't weight them by the number of vehicles from each manufacturer that use the systems, or how many miles those vehicles traveled. Automakers reported crashes from July of last year through May 15 under an order from the agency, which is examining such crashes broadly for the first time. "As we gather more data, NHTSA will be able to better identify any emerging risks or trends and learn more about how these technologies are performing in the real world," said Steven Cliff, the agency's administrator. Tesla's crashes happened while vehicles were using Autopilot, "Full Self-Driving," Traffic Aware Cruise Control, or other driver-assist systems that have some control over speed and steering.


Why Teslas may be driving themselves into a recall

Christian Science Monitor | Technology

Teslas with partially automated driving systems are a step closer to being recalled after the U.S. elevated its investigation into a series of collisions with parked emergency vehicles or trucks with warning signs. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Thursday that it is upgrading the Tesla probe to an engineering analysis, another sign of increased scrutiny of the electric vehicle maker and automated systems that perform at least some driving tasks. Documents posted Thursday by the agency raise some serious issues about Tesla's Autopilot system. The agency found that it's being used in areas where its capabilities are limited, and that many drivers aren't taking action to avoid crashes despite warnings from the vehicle. The probe now covers 830,000 vehicles, almost everything that the Austin, Texas, carmaker has sold in the U.S. since the start of the 2014 model year.


Teslas with Autopilot a step closer to recall after wrecks

#artificialintelligence

Teslas with partially automated driving systems are a step closer to being recalled after the U.S. elevated its investigation into a series of collisions with parked emergency vehicles or trucks with warning signs. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Thursday that it is upgrading the Tesla probe to an engineering analysis, another sign of increased scrutiny of the electric vehicle maker and automated systems that perform at least some driving tasks. Documents posted Thursday by the agency raise some serious issues about Tesla's Autopilot system. The agency found that it's being used in areas where its capabilities are limited, and that many drivers aren't taking action to avoid crashes despite warnings from the vehicle. The probe now covers 830,000 vehicles, almost everything that the Austin, Texas, carmaker has sold in the U.S. since the start of the 2014 model year.


Teslas with Autopilot Move Closer to Being Recalled

TIME - Tech

Teslas with partially automated driving systems are a step closer to being recalled after the U.S. elevated its investigation into a series of collisions with parked emergency vehicles or trucks with warning signs. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Thursday that it is upgrading the Tesla probe to an engineering analysis, another sign of increased scrutiny of the electric vehicle maker and automated systems that perform at least some driving tasks. An engineering analysis is the final stage of an investigation, and in most cases NHTSA decides within a year if there should be a recall or the probe should be closed. Documents posted Thursday by the agency raise some serious issues about Tesla's Autopilot system. The agency found that it's being used in areas where its capabilities are limited, and that many drivers aren't taking action to avoid crashes despite warnings from the vehicle.


Marco Rubio calls for improved 'threat assessment process' to stop school shooters before they act

FOX News

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., joined the'Brian Kilmeade Show' to discuss his effort to prevent school shootings nationwide and the latest on Putin's war on Ukraine. Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are debating classroom security measures to ensure student safety across the country, one week after the Uvalde elementary school massacre left more than 20 people dead, including 19 children. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., joined the "Brian Kilmeade Show" to discuss his approach in preventing potential school shooters from committing mass atrocities, stressing the importance of flagging concerning behavior beforehand. "It's so important that all this information be fed into a threat assessment process," Rubio told host Brian Kilmeade. "That has to be applied, obviously, at the local level, and that involves multiple people feeding into the threat assessment because a bunch of people are going to see those threats."


Wise Health System Partners with Biofourmis for Continuum-Wide Care-at-Home Initiative

#artificialintelligence

Biofourmis, a Boston-based global leader in virtual care and digital medicine, has announced its engagement with Wise Health System to launch a continuum-wide care-at-home initiative. Wise Health System is a four-hospital, integrated care network in the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area. Wise Health System will launch the effort with a home hospital program leveraging Biofourmis' Hospital@Home end-to-end solution that combines artificial intelligence (AI)-based remote patient monitoring technology and clinical support services. Wise Health System has nearly 200 beds across its four-hospital campus, with over 200 physicians and more than 2,000 employees. The health system is launching a hospital at home program with Biofourmis as part of its progressive healthcare delivery philosophy, to enable participation in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' (CMS') Acute Hospital Care at Home program, for which it has already earned a waiver.


An AI power play: Fueling the next wave of innovation in the energy sector

#artificialintelligence

Tatum, Texas might not seem like the most obvious place for a revolution in artificial intelligence (AI), but in October of 2020, that's exactly what happened. That was when Wayne Brown, the operations manager at the Vistra-owned Martin Lake Power Plant, built and deployed a heat rate optimizer (HRO). Vistra Corp. is the largest competitive power producer in the United States and operates power plants in 12 states with a capacity of more than 39,000 megawatts of electricity--enough to power nearly 20 million homes. Vistra has committed to reducing emissions by 60 percent by 2030 (against a 2010 baseline) and achieving net-zero emissions by 2050. To achieve its goals, the business is increasing efficiency in all its power plants and transforming its generation fleet by retiring coal plants and investing in solar- and battery-energy storage, which includes the world's largest grid-scale battery energy-storage facility.