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Staff Machine Learning Engineer, Perception


Argo AI is in the business of building self-driving technology you can trust. With experienced leaders in the field and collaborative partnerships with some of the world's largest automakers, we're building self-driving technology that is engineered to scale globally and transform mobility for millions. Talented individuals join our team because they share our purpose to make it safe, easy, and enjoyable for everyone to get around cities. We aspire to impact key industries that move people and goods, from ride hailing to deliveries. Our team delivers solutions to camera-based perception problems on the autonomous vehicle platform. These problems include object detection, scene segmentation, and various classification and regression problems.

AI and D&I: How Machine Learning Algorithms Should Take into Account Black Lives - Digital Marketing Content Services


Did you miss the opportunity to join the conversation on Artificial Intelligence and how we impact the next frontier of our humanity? First, we're so sorry that you missed it! The event took place on Saturday, 20 February 2021 at 09:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada). We had an incredible time together discussing our role with black leaders, top experts, and innovators from the world's best tech companies and our community. That's EXACTLY why we'll make the replay available.

An autonomous ship's first effort to cross the Atlantic shows the difficulty of the experiment

Washington Post - Technology News

The ship-shaped floater constantly monitors incoming weather using forecast data from the Weather Company, which IBM owns. It uses six AI cameras and dozens of other sensors to spot and avoid potential hazards, such as animals or other boats. In the months leading to its launch, researchers added an electric "tongue" to "taste" for the ocean's chemistry and send back information on organic material and microplastic contamination. There are also microphones to pick up whale noises.

How to choose RPA software for your business


RPA (robotic process automation) promises to rescue business users from performing boring, repetitive tasks. Hence the term "robotic": The nature of the jobs performed by RPA tend to be rote and low-level. Businesses use RPA software to create software bots that perform pre-defined, structured jobs that typically involve filling in electronic forms, processing transactions, or sending messages. Stitch those basic activities together into fleets of RPA bots, and you have tremendous potential to eliminate drudgery--in data entry, billing, order management, HR onboarding, and endless other areas. Banks use RPA for due diligence reviews on loans, invoice processing, and customer checks.

For $2,700, You Too Can Have Your Very Own Robot Dog


You're probably familiar with Spot, Boston Dynamics' highly advanced, nightmare-inducing robot dog. And while it went on sale last year, few of us have an extra $74,500 lying around to buy one. However, Chinese firm Unitree Robotics has a similar quadruped bot that's not only a fraction of the size, but it also starts at a mere $2,700. For an advanced robot dog, that's actually pretty dang affordable. In a video, you can see the bot walking alongside its "owner" while also automatically avoiding obstacles in its path.

'Spacebok' is a four-legged robot that is set to be the first powered vehicle to WALK on Mars

Daily Mail - Science & tech

A small quadrupedal robot named'SpaceBok' is set to be the first powered machine to walk across the surface of Mars. Other rovers on the Red Planet, such as NASA's Perseverance and Curiosity, sport gigantic wheels that limit where they can travel. However, SpaceBok's four legs will allow it to climb over rough terrain and possibly search for signs of life that may have otherwise gone unnoticed. The robot was initially developed to trek across the moon and was programmed to leap instead of walk, but SpaceBok's makers have redesigned it to take on Mars. A small quadrupedal robot named'SpaceBok' will be the first powered machine to walk across the surface of Mars It is not clear when SpaceBok will venture to Mars, but

Top 10 Artificial Intelligence Stocks to Invest in Right Now


Technology has been evolving for decades from the 1950s till 2021, things have changed drastically. The current trend of Artificial Intelligence takes over the present stock market. It has been attracting numerous companies to adapt to the trend, driving investments towards them, due to its increasing demand in the present and future. Investing in digital technologies can create huge revenue in the coming days. Ark Invest, an investment management firm, estimates that Artificial Intelligence is going to add US$30 trillion to the global economy by 2037.

Future of Automation: Robots Are Coming But Wont Take Jobs


At the start of the first Terminator movie, Sarah Connor, unknowingly the future mother of Earth's resistance movement, is working as a waitress when Arnold Schwarzenegger's Cyberdyne Systems Model 101 Terminator is sent back through time to kill her. But what if, instead of attempting to murder her, Skynet's android assassin instead approached the owner of Big Jeff's family restaurant, where Sarah worked, and offered to do her shifts for lower wages, while working faster and making fewer mistakes? The newly jobless Sarah, unable to support herself, drops out of college and decides that maybe starting a family in this economic climate just isn't smart. This, in a somewhat cyberbolic nutshell, is the biggest immediate threat many fear when it comes to automation: Not a robopocalypse brought on by superintelligence, but rather one that ushers in an age of technological unemployment. Some very smart people have been sounding the alarm for years. A 2013 study carried out by the Oxford Martin School suggested that some 47% of jobs in the U.S. could be automated within the next two decades -- only 12 years of which now remain following the publishing of the study.

Merlin teaming up with Dynamic Aviation to bring autonomy to 55-aircraft fleet


A Boston-based company that brings autonomy to existing fixed-wing aircraft has come out of stealth to announce a new partnership. Merlin Labs is teaming up with Dynamic Aviation, the owner of the world's largest private King Air fleet, to bring autonomy to 55 airplanes. Merlin is also announcing $25 million in funding from GV (formerly Google Ventures). This places Merlin into a small but active pack of companies scrambling to bring autonomy to aviation. "We're proud to partner with Dynamic to begin the process of moving autonomy from the lab and to the market," said Matthew George, Merlin co-founder and CEO.