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NASA drone race pits humans against an AI pilot

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NASA has pitted a professional drone racer against its AI. The space agency took on pilot Ken Loo on a specially designed course using three purpose built drones named Batman, Joker and Nightwing. While the human prevailed, NASA found its craft, which were funded by Google, were far more consistent - and didn't suffer from tiredness. The space agency took on pilot Ken Loo on a specially designed course using three purpose built drones named Batman, Joker and Nightwing in a project funded by Google. Loo averaged 11.1 seconds, compared to the drones 13.9 seconds The team built three custom drones (dubbed Batman, Joker and Nightwing) and developed the complex algorithms the drones needed to fly at high speeds while avoiding obstacles.


Elon Musk's electric truck will cost $150,000

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Tesla has begun accepting preorders for its electric truck - and revealed it will cost buyers at least $150,000, with production set to begin in 2019. For those who want their truck in a hurry, a special'founders series' is being made, with $200,000 required up front to get one of the first 1,000 made. Chief Executive Elon Musk unveiled the big rig, dubbed the Tesla Semi, by riding the truck into an airport hangar near Los Angeles last week in front of an invited crowd of what Tesla said were potential truck buyers and Tesla car owners. 'Overall, the Semi is more responsive, covers more miles than a diesel truck in the same amount of time, and more safely integrates with passenger car traffic,' Tesla said. 'Without a trailer, the Tesla Semi achieves 0-60 mph in five seconds, compared to 15 seconds in a comparable diesel truck.


It's time to solve deep learning's productivity problem

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Deep learning is fueling breakthroughs in everything from consumer mobile apps to image recognition. Yet running deep learning-based AI models poses many challenges. One of the most difficult roadblocks is the time it takes to train the models. The need to crunch lots of data and the computational complexity of building deep learning-based AI models also slows down the progress in accuracy and the practicality of deploying deep learning at scale. It's the training times -- often measured in days, sometimes weeks -- that slow down implementation.


Machine Learning with TensorFlow for Business Intelligence

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Singapore aims to drive up standards for autonomous vehicles with test centre

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A new test centre has opened up in Singapore to develop standards and ensure the safe deployment of autonomous vehicles on public roads. Spanning two hectares in Jurong Innovation District, the test site was jointly developed by the country's Land Transport Authority (LTA), Nanyang Technological University of Singapore (NTU), and JTC. It also would support the Centre of Excellence for Testing & Research of AVs - NTU (CETRAN), which was launched in August last year. In a joint statement, the organisations noted the lack of international test standards or international certification bodies for autonomous vehicles (AVs). The new test site as well as efforts led by CETRAN would establish Singapore's role in driving the testing and deployment of such vehicles.


10 best words to include in your dating profile

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From swiping right to sexting, modern dating can be a minefield. And when it comes to creating an eye-catching online profile it can be hard to know where to start. Luckily help is at hand for singletons struggling to describe themselves as a new study has revealed the buzz words most likely to help you attract a partner on the net. Dating service Match has scoured the most successful profiles on its site to reveal the'trigger words' most likely to bag you a date. The company analysed the text in the'About Me' section of their website to reveal the words that appear most frequently in its top profiles.


Putting the "AI" in ThAInksgiving

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Your holiday dinner table is set. Your guests are ready to gab. And, then, in between bites, someone mentions Alexa and AI. "What's this stuff I'm hearing about killer AI? Cars that decide who to run over? Welcome to Thanksgiving table talk circa 2017.


Machine Learning at SAP: How Companies Benefit

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SAP's Christian Boos had a light-bulb moment this year at SAPPHIRE NOW. The global business development expert for machine learning was due to hold a 20-minute meeting with a long-time SAP customer, but 20 minutes soon turned into 90. "They just kept on reeling off the use cases for machine learning at their company," Boos says. This and many other conversations at the event fed his conviction that, far from being "just another bandwagon," machine learning is a topic that will help decide many companies' future. While the consumer market is already brimming with highly advanced artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning products, many enterprises are only just starting to embrace these technologies.


Artificial intelligence and the future of work in agriculture

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Sarah Nolet, CEO of AgThentic, says agriculture is undergoing a digital revolution, and the huge potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI) will accelerate the pace of disruption and rapidly change how our food gets from paddock to plate but it's not as scary as you might think. AI, with applications ranging from image processing algorithms, to cloud biology, to on-farm sensors, could have a positive impact on the economic and environmental sustainability of agriculture. As we understand more about the complex natural systems in which our crops grow, and have access to highly practical recommendations from agronomist-trained algorithms, farmers will use fewer chemicals and pesticides. And as we digitize the agricultural supply chain, we will reduce the amount of food we waste, improve our ability to respond quickly to consumer needs, and more toward seed-to-stomach transparency at the swipe of a finger. AI will eliminate inefficiencies, bring convenience to consumers, and helps farmers capture a larger percentage of each dollar we spend.


TelexAI Takes Cryptocurrency Trading to the Next Level with an AI Chatbot

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As momentum continues to build in the initial coin offering market, there are some particularly innovative products that are looking to raise funds through the ICO market. One that has garnered the attention of late is TeleX AI. Unlike the advancements made in the traditional financial markets, the cryptomarket has yet to see the trading platform evolution. Telex AI is looking to change that. The team at TeleX AI has developed a trading platform that sits on an instant messenger application known as Telegram.