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Winners and Losers in the Digital Transformation of Work

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MILAN – Perhaps no single aspect of the digital revolution has received more attention than the effect of automaton on jobs, work, employment, and incomes. There is at least one very good reason for that – but it is probably not the one most people would cite. Former US President Donald Trump is not Hitler, and America is not the Weimar Republic. But, as four excellent recent books about the interwar years show, false narratives and craven political choices can have dreadful consequences that may not emerge immediately. Using machines to augment productivity is nothing new.


A better intelligence test for autonomous driving systems

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In 2015, Elon Musk guessed that the industry should expect fully autonomous vehicles by 2018--but that never happened. In 2014, Nissan promised multiple, commercially viable driverless vehicles on the market by 2020. While the COVID-19 pandemic did not help the situation, this is another unmet promise. Why do auto manufacturers have to keep moving the goalposts on driverless vehicles? According to a research paper recently published in Nature Communications by the Center for Connected and Automated Transportation (CCAT), one of the obstacles that has hindered the development of autonomous vehicles comes down to a severe inefficiency in the way autonomous vehicle testing and evaluation is performed.


How will Robots change the World?

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Global forecasting and quantitative analysis firm have released a new report that predicts robotic machines will displace about 20 million manufacturing jobs across the world over the next decade. Robots are becoming more and more effective at performing tasks that were formerly relied upon individual hands. This robotic revolution has been propelled by technological advances in automation engineering, technology, energy storage, AI and machine learning. Already, the amount of robots in use globally multiplied three-fold over the previous two years, to 2.25 million. Trends imply the international inventory of robots will grow faster in the next 20 decades, reaching as many as 20 million by 2030, with 14 million in China alone.


The Human Spark at the AI Frontier

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The Zoox vehicle is out in the wild -- and it is extraordinary. Embedded in the fanfare though is an important, perhaps contrarian development philosophy, that I'm here to spotlight for you. The pace of innovation, the height of your achievement as an automation product, has as much to do with humans, as it does with AI. For the 1,000 of us who worked on the Zoox vision, we can now breathe a sigh of relief -- first, that it didn't go the way of Jodorowski's Dune or General Magic, and second, in the delight of finally being able to share our journey over the past 6 years. I had the privilege of spending three of the earlier years there in product leadership defining the vehicle and its ecosystem.


Will Artificial Intel get along with us? Only if we design it that way

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems that interact with us the way we interact with each other have long typified Hollywood's image, whether you think of HAL in "2001: A Space Odyssey," Samantha in "Her," or Ava in "Ex Machina." It thus might surprise people that making systems that interact, assist or collaborate with humans has never been high on the technical agenda. From its beginning, AI has had a rather ambivalent relationship with humans. The biggest AI successes have come either at a distance from humans (think of the "Spirit" and "Opportunity" rovers navigating the Martian landscape) or in cold adversarial faceoffs (the Deep Blue defeating world chess champion Gary Kasparov, or AlphaGo besting Lee Sedol). In contrast to the magnetic pull of these "replace/defeat humans" ventures, the goal of designing AI systems that are human-aware, capable of interacting and collaborating with humans and engendering trust in them, has received much less attention.


doks. innovation Enables Indoor Drone Flights for Next Level Digital Logistics

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Inside a building GPS does not work. We use a combination of global mapping and local mapping… it is very very complex. This recording was made possible by (Hessen Trade and Invest). Doks.innovation is not a hardware startup, they only provide Benjamin has spent some time after university in marketing and consulting for some smaller and also well-known companies like Leica. Learn about our interviews hours before they are released, help in the selection of the startups we interview or even suggest startups to be interviewed, by becoming a Patron: https://buff.ly/32bZ4zW


Sailing without a crew: Saildrone aiming to replace manned ships on mapping expeditions

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They are also using machine learning to help the Surveyor sense and respond to its surroundings when it's out at sea. "We have to make sure the sonar …


The SolarWinds Body Count Now Includes NASA and the FAA

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Some blasts from the past surfaced this week, including revelations that a Russia-linked hacking group has repeatedly targeted the US electrical grid, along with oil and gas utilities and other industrial firms. Notably, the group has ties to the notorious industrial-control GRU hacking group Sandworm. Meanwhile, researchers revealed evidence this week that an elite NSA hacking tool for Microsoft Windows, known as EpMe, fell into the hands of Chinese hackers in 2014, years before that same tool then leaked in the notorious Shadow Brokers dump of NSA tools. WIRED got an inside look at how the video game hacker Empress has become so powerful and skilled at cracking the digital rights management software that lets video game makers, ebook publishers, and others control the content you buy from them. And the increasingly popular, but still invite-only, audio-based social media platform Clubhouse continues to struggle with security and privacy missteps. If you want something relaxing to take your mind off all of this complicated and concerning news, though, check out the new generation of Opte, an art piece that depicts the evolution and growth of the internet from 1997 to today.


Advanced Robotic Vehicles Programming PDF

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Learn how to program robotic vehicles with ardupilot libraries and pixhawk autopilot, both of which are open source technologies with a global scope. This book is focused on quadcopters but the knowledge is easily extendable to three-dimensional vehicles such as drones, submarines, and rovers. Pixhawk and the ardupilot libraries have grown dramatically in popularity due to the fact that the hardware and software offer a real-time task scheduler, huge data processing capabilities, interconnectivity, low power consumption, and global developer support. This book shows you how to take your robotic programming skills to the next level. By the end of this book, you'll learn the pixhawk software and ardupilot libraries to develop your own autonomous vehicles.


6 Emerging Technologies Of 2021

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This listing marks 20 years since we started compiling an yearly choice of the year's most important technology. Some, for example mRNA vaccines, are already transforming our own lives, while some continue to be a couple of decades off. Below, you will get a brief description along with a link to a feature article that probes every technology in detail. We hope you will enjoy and research --taken collectively, we think this listing reflects a glimpse into our collective potential . Tech businesses have been shown to be poor stewards of their private information.