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This business is deploying 40 Samsung-powered robots to roam its halls

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The South Korean tech giant Naver is partnering with Samsung to deploy 40 robots in Naver's new second headquarters. The robots will roam around three floors of the new building, showcasing what businesses can do with cloud computing and private 5G networks -- all the while, they'll be serving coffee and delivering packages to Naver's employees. "NAVER's new headquarters serves as a test bed to explore technologies of the future, where 5G network and cloud play a central role," Sangyoung Han, Executive Director at Naver Cloud Strategy and Planning at Naver Cloud, said in a statement. Naver and Samsung signed an agreement in March to jointly develop new private 5G networks business models and use cases. Private 5G networks give enterprises a way to bring secure and reliable connectivity to locations where they are running data-intensive applications.


GrAI Matter Labs Unveils Life-Ready AI with GrAI VIP at GLOBAL INDUSTRIE

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GrAI Matter Labs, a pioneer of brain-inspired ultra-low latency computing, announced that it will be unveiling GrAI VIP, a full-stack AI system-on-chip platform, to partners and customers at GLOBAL INDUSTRIE, May 17th-20th, 2022. "GML's'Life-Ready' AI provides solutions that here-to-fore were simply impossible at such low footprint and power." At GLOBAL INDUSTRIE, GML will demonstrate a live event-based, brain-inspired computing solution for purpose-built, efficient inference in a real-world application of robotics using the Life-Ready GrAI VIP chip. GrAI VIP is an industry-first near-sensor AI solution with 16-bit floating-point capability that achieves best-in-class performance with a low-power envelope. It opens up unparalleled applications that rely on understanding and transformations of signals produced by a multitude of sensors at the edge in Robotics, AR/VR, Smart Homes, Infotainment in automobiles and more.


Qualcomm plunges into the robotics market with new platform

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Greg Nichols covers robotics, AI, and AR/VR for ZDNet. A full-time journalist and author, he writes about tech, travel, crime, and the economy for global media outlets and reports from across the U. Qualcomm is taking a big dive into robotics. At its 5G Summit event, the company announced a new robotics platform that serves as an off-the-shelf developer kit for creating autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) and drones, utilizing 5G and edge AI for next-gen autonomy. In practical terms, this could set off huge changes in the expanding AMR market and the upstart enterprise drone market. Currently, the space is dominated by a handful of robotics firms that build AMRs or drone-in-a-box solutions and lease them on an as-a-service model.


Qualcomm goes beyond smartphones with 5G and edge-AI robotics solutions

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We are excited to bring Transform 2022 back in-person July 19 and virtually July 20 - 28. Join AI and data leaders for insightful talks and exciting networking opportunities. Qulacomm said it is launching new platform support for advanced robotics products, 5G wireless networking and edge-AI applications. The company unveiled the Qualcomm Robotics solutions at its annual Qualcomm 5G Summit event as it recognizes the ways in which 5G is proliferating beyond smartphones. The San Diego, California-based company took the wraps off its Qualcomm Robotics RB6 Platform and the Qualcomm RB5AMR reference design, which can be used to build advanced edge-AI and robotics products using Qualcomm's chips. The solutions will help unlock new commercial markets for autonomous mobile robots, delivery robots, highly automated manufacturing robots, collaborative robots, unmanned aircraft, industrial drone infrastructure, autonomous defense solutions and beyond.


Kagan: Why Qualcomm keeps hitting it out of the park

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Qualcomm is on a roll. They just keep hitting the ball out of the park, quarter after quarter, with strong and expanding growth. A few short years ago they were bogged down with Apple and U.S. government battles, but now that things have settled down, they are looking stronger than ever going forward. Let's take a closer look at what we can expect. First, Qualcomm is a leader in the very attractive wireless industry which keeps expanding, decade after decade.


Stocks To Watch in 5G Wireless Growth Wave: Jeff Kagan

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The wireless industry has been one of the fastest growing spaces for several decades. That does not mean, however, that it is always on fire. Every growth wave has ebbs and flows. It all depends on the period of time in which you are focused. The good news is the wireless industry has entered the next growth wave with 5G, AI, IoT, AR, VR, cloud and more.


AI Predictions 2022

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Artificial intelligence (AI) applications have become more integrated into the fabric of business success than many would have imagined even a few years ago. In the last year alone, AI innovation witnessed many big waves, from the advancements in edge AI and computer vision to data center modernization and specialized AI chips, to AI designing those very chips. These milestones of progress are unlocking exciting opportunities for the industry. This AI revolution is also driving the need for an entirely new generation of AI systems-on-chip (SoCs). By 2026, the global market value for AI chipsets is expected to grow to more than $70 billion from $8 billion in 2019, as the surge in IoT devices with machine-learning capabilities and the development of smart cities propels the market.


Modern Computing: A Short History, 1945-2022

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Inspired by A New History of Modern Computing by Thomas Haigh and Paul E. Ceruzzi. But the selection of key events in the journey from ENIAC to Tesla, from Data Processing to Big Data, is mine. This was the first computer made by Apple Computers Inc, which became one of the fastest growing ... [ ] companies in history, launching a number of innovative and influential computer hardware and software products. Most home computer users in the 1970s were hobbyists who designed and assembled their own machines. The Apple I, devised in a bedroom by Steve Wozniak, Steven Jobs and Ron Wayne, was a basic circuit board to which enthusiasts would add display units and keyboards. April 1945 John von Neumann's "First Draft of a Report on the EDVAC," often called the founding document of modern computing, defines "the stored program concept." July 1945 Vannevar Bush publishes "As We May Think," in which he envisions the "Memex," a memory extension device serving as a large personal repository of information that could be instantly retrieved through associative links.


Artificial vision could be a reality thanks to an electric eye being developed by scientists

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Artificial vision could be closer to reality, after scientists develop a tiny electric eye designed for use by microbots, which could ultimately help blind people too. Georgia State University researchers created the device using a new vertical stacking system, allowing it to be scaled down, and operate at micro-levels. The goal of the team, led by assistant physic professor Sidong Lei, is to create a micro-scale camera that could operate as the eyes of tiny robots, able to access areas humans, and larger scale bots can't reach. In the future, the team say the same technology could be adapted to bring vision to the blind, or improve color perception in the colorblind. The device makes use of synthetic methods to mimic the biochemical processes that allow humans to see, a step towards a micro-scale robot camera.


Qualcomm Expands Snapdragon Ride For All ADAS Levels

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CES has become the premier event to showcase new automotive technology. In fact, even before the COVID-19 Omicron variant outbreak, it seemed that the automotive segment was drawing the lion's share of in-person attendance at CES. And throughout CES, I will be highlighting some of the technology advancements aimed at Electric Vehicles (EVs), Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems (ADAS), and Autonomous Vehicles (AV's). Qualcomm announced major enhancements to its product portfolio for ADAS and Autonomous Drive (AD) systems. While the company did not go into detail during its press conference, Qualcomm provided more depth on the announcement during a recent briefing.