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Artificial Intellgence -- Application in Life Sciences and Beyond. The Upper Rhine Artificial Intelligence Symposium UR-AI 2021

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The TriRhenaTech alliance presents the accepted papers of the 'Upper-Rhine Artificial Intelligence Symposium' held on October 27th 2021 in Kaiserslautern, Germany. Topics of the conference are applications of Artificial Intellgence in life sciences, intelligent systems, industry 4.0, mobility and others. The TriRhenaTech alliance is a network of universities in the Upper-Rhine Trinational Metropolitan Region comprising of the German universities of applied sciences in Furtwangen, Kaiserslautern, Karlsruhe, Offenburg and Trier, the Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University Loerrach, the French university network Alsace Tech (comprised of 14 'grandes \'ecoles' in the fields of engineering, architecture and management) and the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland. The alliance's common goal is to reinforce the transfer of knowledge, research, and technology, as well as the cross-border mobility of students.


How Volkswagen's $50 Billion Plan to Beat Tesla Short-Circuited

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The car, however, didn't work as advertised. It could drive, turn corners and stop on a dime. But the fancy technology features VW had promised were either absent or broken. The company's programmers hadn't yet figured out how to update the car's software remotely. Its futuristic head-up display that was supposed to flash speed, directions and other data onto the windshield didn't function.


This Week's Awesome Tech Stories From Around the Web (Through June 27)

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Amazon Shakes Up the Race for Self-Driving--and Ride-Hailing Aarian Marshal Wired "Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi says his company wants to be the'Amazon for transportation.' Friday, Amazon made clear that it intends to be the Amazon for transportation. The ecommerce giant said it had agreed to acquire Bay Area-based autonomous vehicle company Zoox, a deal reportedly worth more than $1 billion." Williams knew that he had not committed the crime in question. What he could not have known, as he sat in the interrogation room, is that his case may be the first known account of an American being wrongfully arrested based on a flawed match from a facial recognition algorithm, according to experts on technology and the law." Meet Silq: The First Intuitive Programming Language for Quantum Computers Luke Dormehl Digital Trends "The creation of the C programming language was a massive milestone for classical computing.


The 84 biggest flops, fails, and dead dreams of the decade in tech

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The world never changes quite the way you expect. But at The Verge, we've had a front-row seat while technology has permeated every aspect of our lives over the past decade. Some of the resulting moments -- and gadgets -- arguably defined the decade and the world we live in now. But others we ate up with popcorn in hand, marveling at just how incredibly hard they flopped. This is the decade we learned that crowdfunded gadgets can be utter disasters, even if they don't outright steal your hard-earned cash. It's the decade of wearables, tablets, drones and burning batteries, and of ridiculous valuations for companies that were really good at hiding how little they actually had to offer. Here are 84 things that died hard, often hilariously, to bring us where we are today. Everyone was confused by Google's Nexus Q when it debuted in 2012, including The Verge -- which is probably why the bowling ball of a media streamer crashed and burned before it even came to market.



It's a Linux-powered car world

ZDNet

Elon Musk's new tractor trailer can handle most US shipping routes on a single charge. Linux is everywhere including your car. While some companies, like Tesla, run their own homebrew Linux distros, most rely on Automotive Grade Linux (AGL). AGL is a collaborative cross-industry effort developing an open platform for connected cars with over 140 members. This Linux Foundation-based organization is a who's who of Linux-friendly car manufacturers.


Interview: StreetDrone announces open-source autonomous car platform

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"We take the rear bodywork off it and put a different set of bodywork on, to mount LiDARs and cameras and put the big computer brain in the back. You don't have to worry about all the CAN bus stuff you'd have to in a bigger car, with all the air conditioning and windscreen wipers, and everything that's controllable by the CAN bus in a modern car. We don't have to worry about all that while we're developing autonomous software. So we've simplified a lot of that with Renault, so that it's way easier to control than let's say, hacking into a Prius or one of the other big SUVs that a lot of the folks you might have seen online are starting with.


Tesla hires the creator of Apple's Swift programming language

Engadget

The fight between Apple and Tesla over engineering talent appears to be ongoing, with today's announcement that Chris Lattner is leaving Apple to join Tesla. Lattner was the Senior Director and Architect at Apple, where he created the open-source Swift programming language. At Tesla, he will be leading the Autopilot team that continues to develop its driver assistance and self-driving technology. News of Lattner's departure first surfaced via an email to the Swift Evolution mailing list, where he promised to "remain an active member of the Swift Core Team." The move is particularly notable not only because of Elon Musk's 2015 line that"If you don't make it at Tesla, you go work at Apple," but also those rumors about the direction of an autonomous car project within Apple.