Apple's Business Model Will Backfire in Self-Driving Cars


Fans of self-driving cars will have breathed a sigh of relief at the news that Uber and Google's Waymo, two giants in the industry, have settled their intellectual-property lawsuit. This removes a huge distraction for companies, and freeing them up to focus on their own research. So that's good. Dr...

AI special: all you need to know about its impact – now and in the future BIM


The rise of artificial intelligence (AI) is already leading some forecasters to predict a startling vision of construction in a generation's time – where roles traditionally carried out by human beings are instead performed by robots. In the first of our special features Denise Chevin examines which...

Here's why you'll see more Argo AI self-driving cars north and south of Pittsburgh


If you're near Station Square on the South Side or the National Aviary on the North Side, keep an eye out for Argo AI's self-driving cars. The Incline readers and staff have spotted the autonomous Ford Fusions -- often full of people -- more and more in the areas just south and north of Downtown. N...

Robots and workers of the world, unite!


Last year, the BBC reported that 800 million global workers will lose their jobs to robotic automation by 2030. This statistic, from a McKinsey Global Institute study, led to countless headlines asking, will robots take your job? The study found that robots will eliminate some jobs, but also create...

Experts Want Robots to Have an "Ethical Black Box" That Explains Their Decision-Making


Scientists Alan Winfield, professor of robot ethics at the University of the West of England in Bristol, and Marina Jirotka, professor of human-centered computing at Oxford University, believe robots should be fitted with an "ethical black box." This would be the ethics equivalent of the aviation sa...

Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence with Max Tegmark and Neil deGrasse Tyson


NARRATOR: You're listening to Science at AMNH, the podcast of the American Museum of Natural History. Artificial intelligence is growing at an astounding rate, but are we ready for the consequences? Cosmologist and MIT physics professor Max Tegmark guides us through the state of artificial intellig...

Outdated Auto Safety Rules Threaten the Self-Driving Car Revolution


Self-driving cars should be welcomed for their substantial safety and mobility gains for the traveling public, especially the elderly and disabled. But the federal government's failure to modernize auto regulations is already denying consumers safer and superior products, and this problem will only ...

DJI will create no-fly zones around Olympic venues in South Korea


Days ago, South Korean authorities announced that they'd capture any drone that got too close to Olympics event facilities. If you have a DJI-made craft, you won't even be able to get close. The UAV maker is releasing a software patch that creates a no-fly zone around Olympic areas. For the duration of the games, DJI drones won't be able to fly through areas in the South Korean cities of Pyeongchang, Gangneung, Bongpyeong and Jeongseon. "Safety is DJI's top priority and we've always taken proactive steps to educate our customers to operate within the law and where appropriate, implement temporary no-fly zones during major events," the company said in a statement, according to TechCrunch. "We believe this feature will reduce the potential for drone operations that could inadvertently create safety or security concerns." DJI has taken'proactive steps' shutting down its drones around big events before, like the Euro 2016 soccer tournament in France and G7 summit in Japan, according to TechCrunch. But the company has accommodated other requests for no-fly zones, including in Washington, DC and in parts of Syria and Iraq to stop extremists from using DJI drones to deliver explosives.

Two Companies Powering the AI Revolution - Technology Profits Daily


Aaron Gentzler: Excellent. Always great to hear. Let's get right to it. Today, I want to talk artificial intelligence (AI). Can you give a big picture overview? Ray Blanco: Sure, traditionally the way we've dealt with computers is, you program it to do what you want it to do. You give it a condit...