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Together, these sensors detect and visualise everything around the truck, including cars, pedestrians and lamp posts. The system works with Caesium, a cloud-based platform (also developed by Oxbotica) that can manage and coordinate fleets of autonomous vehicles. The company sells a "smart platform" which gives other companies access to its delivery infrastructure -- the technology behind its apps, its warehouses and delivery vehicles. So it's very important for us to keep innovating and to keep doing exciting technology projects, because that will give us a competitive advantage going forward."


Self-driving cars can be even safer with connected technology

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The test facility is 32 acres of simulated urban and suburban environment where researchers can test potentially dangerous scenarios that self-driving cars must master before they're road-ready. "In the last year, we've added infrastructure connectivity, the ability to use augmented reality to create a more robust testing environment, and the Michigan Traffic Lab, which is Mcity's traffic control center," said Mcity Director Huei Peng, who is the Roger L. McCarthy Professor of Mechanical Engineering. Peng led the Lincoln demo, which involved vehicle-to-infrastructure communication, as well as vehicle-to-vehicle communication and augmented reality technology. The data came from the Ann Arbor Connected Vehicle Test Environment, one of the world's largest operational, real-world deployments of connected vehicles and infrastructure.


How Artificial Intelligence Became the Darling of an Industry

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The rise of behavioral analytics, machine learning, artificial intelligence, or whatever the latest nomenclature is currently being promoted by vendors, has taken the security community by storm and showing no signs of stopping. The progression of the security industry towards technologies that welcome behavior analysis over static alerting is a step forward in the evolution of detection and defense. Machine learning is teaching the security industry that behavior and big data are better equipped to detect attackers then using traditional security tools. When alerting and monitoring can be tailored off past behavior it helps detect attacks that aren't using malicious tools or would have otherwise slipped through your detection.


Challenges of #ArtificialIntelligence

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As AI is a vast domain, lisitng all challenges is quite impossible, yet we've listed few generic challenges of Artificial Intelligence here below, such as: AI situated approach in the real-world; Learning process with human intervention; Access to other disciplines; Multitasking; Validation and certification of AI systems. Artificial Intelligence systems must operate and interact with the real world and their environment, receiving sensor data, determining the environment in which they operate, act on the real world, are such examples. The essential element of AI's critical systems, the certification of AI systems or their validation by appropriate means, are real challenges, especially if they meet the expectations mentioned above (adaptation, multitasking, learning processes with human intervention). The privacy requirement is particularly important for AI systems confronted with personal data, such as intelligent assistants / companions or data mining systems.


The Future of Artificial Intelligence in Social Media

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A UK-based tech startup called 110% use machine learning (AI) technologies combined with human intelligence to provide a type of workplace support that can't be offered in any other way. What machines are good at, humans are not and vice versa, which is why using AI in Social Media will give businesses a better understanding around a prospects thought pattern. In 2014, LinkedIn acquired a job search startup called Bright.com. Understanding your target customers buying personas is a great way to truly develop the thought process of your potential prospects.


Are we brave enough to entrust how we live to algorithms?

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But the combination of generative design, machine learning and large amounts of on-demand computing power means our environment is going to change radically. VR also impacts heavily on how we make physical things, with every single profession that deals with the built and manmade environment heavily investing in tools to create VR visions of the future. Autodesk is showing demos of future technology that would allow building designers to create optimal office space layouts in ways that it would be simply impossible for humans to achieve – or, for that matter, entirely understand. In most demos, this kind of generative design driven by machine learning is confined to office space.


Snake robots slither into our hearts, literally

Robohub

Choset is the co-director of CMU's Biorobotics Lab that has birthed severals startups based upon his snake technology, including Medrobotics (surgical systems); Hebi Robotics (actuators for modular robots); and Bito Robotics' (autonomous vehicles). Recently, Medrobotics received FDA Clearance for its Flex Robotic System for colorectal procedures in the United States. According to the company's press release, "Medrobotics is the first and only company to offer minimally invasive, steerable and shapeable robotic products for colorectal procedures in the U.S." The Flex system promises a "scarfree" experience in accessing "hard-to-reach anatomy" that is just not possible with straight, rigid instruments. As director of Technion's BioRobotics and BioMechanics Laboratory (BRML) Wolf's lab created the next generation of defensive snake robots for the latest terror threat, subterranean tunnels transporting suicide bombers and kidnappers.


Reimagining the Avatar Dream

Communications of the ACM

The first is our computational approach to analyzing sociocultural identity phenomena in virtual identity systems; these techniques support engineers developing systems that avoid or combat negative phenomena (such as discrimination and prejudice). The current expression of the Avatar Dream in many contemporary societies includes using virtual identities to communicate, share data, and interact in computer-based (virtual) environments. We thus enrich Gee's model with an approach from cognitive science called "conceptual blending theory"9 in which blending is a proposed cognitive mechanism by which humans integrate concepts.d We thus use Harrell's notion of a "blended identity"17 in which aspects of a player's physical identity (such as preferences, control, appearance, and understanding social categories) are selectively projected9 with aspects of the virtual identity onto a blended identity, integrating and elaborating aspects of each (see Figure 1). We later give examples of our approaches for analyzing blended identities computationally to reveal how physical-world values can be both embedded in virtual identity systems and enacted by virtual identity users.


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Don't Get Lost in the Cloud @CloudExpo @RackWare #Compliance #AI #DX #HybridCloud

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With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing Cloud strategies, now is the perfect time to attend 21st Cloud Expo, October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, CA, and June 12-14, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is on the right path to Digital Transformation. With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing Cloud strategies, now is the perfect time to attend @CloudExpo @ThingsExpo, October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, CA, and June 12-4, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is on the right path to Digital Transformation. Join Cloud Expo @ThingsExpo conference chair Roger Strukhoff (@IoT2040), October 31 - November 2, 2017, Santa Clara Convention Center, CA, and June 12-14, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, for three days of intense Enterprise Cloud and'Digital Transformation' discussion and focus, including Big Data's indispensable role in IoT, Smart Grids and (IIoT) Industrial Internet of Things, Wearables and Consumer IoT, as well as (new) Digital Transformation in Vertical Markets. Accordingly, attendees at the upcoming 21st Cloud Expo @ThingsExpo October 31 - November 2, 2017, Santa Clara Convention Center, CA, and June 12-14, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, will find fresh new content in a new track called FinTech, which will incorporate machine learning, artificial intelligence, deep learning, and blockchain into one track.