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73 Mind-Blowing Implications of a Driverless Future

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I originally wrote and published a version of this article in September 2016. Since then, quite a bit has happened, further cementing my view that these changes are coming and that the implications will be even more substantial. I decided it was time to update this article with some additional ideas...


The Skydio R1 might be the smartest consumer drone in the sky

Engadget

Autonomous features in commercially available drones are nothing new. Heck, I'm old enough to remember when DJI Phantoms didn't even offer follow-along technology. Shorter version: Most every drone worth its rotors possesses some level of autonomy. But then there's Skydio's R1, which ratchets things...


73 Mind-Blowing Implications of a Driverless Future

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I originally wrote and published a version of this article in September 2016. Since then, quite a bit has happened, further cementing my view that these changes are coming and that the implications will be even more substantial. I decided it was time to update this article with some additional ideas...


The Future of E-Commerce cartoon Marketoonist Tom Fishburne

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Voice is starting to redefine how consumers buy brands. Brands will increasingly have to navigate a world that doesn't have a traditional user interface -- zero UI. As Google CEO Sundar Pichai put it, "we will move from mobile first to an AI first world." Walker Sands recently reported that one in...


22 Motors Flow launched; India's first artificial intelligence based scooter

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The bookings for the scooter has started already and the deliveries will start in the second quarter of 2018. Flow features many advanced features like cloud-server connectivity, AI learning based on the riding habits, inbuilt GPS that acts as security device too and much more. The scooter is powered by a 90 Nm electric motor. It gets 50,000 km warranty on battery and also gets wireless charging. The Flow is powered by a lithium-ion battery, which can be charged within five hours. It gets a range of about 80 km and it is also available with an option of dual battery set-up that doubles its range. The electric scooter gets a telescopic suspension at the front, monoshock at the rear, a mobile charger and a storage space that can hold up to two helmets under the seat. "We are extremely happy and excited today. Flow, our first and flagship product, is way ahead of time, not just for the Indian market but also several international markets. Electric Mobility is the future of the world – a near future; not distant. The Government of India has the vision of making the country electrically mobile. We are more than aligned with this mission, rather ahead of it." The electric scooter also gets features like twin disc brakes, electronic braking system, LED headlamp and tail lamp. Advanced features like cruise control, drag mode (to make the scooter go slow when the tyre is punctured), reverse gear and more are offered. The scooter's GPS device can be used to locate it or make a geo-fencing border that will turn off the engine as soon as the scooter crosses a certain point.


Tesla Burns More Money Than Ever as Model 3 Production Crawls Along

WIRED

Just 27 hours after launching a Tesla Roadster into orbit around the sun, Elon Musk has turned his gaze from the red planet to the blue one, where he's trying to get a different sort of project off the ground. "If we can send a Roadster to the asteroid belt, we can probably solve Model 3 production,...


The DJI Mavic Air Is the Most Fun I've Ever Had Flying a Drone

TIME

There's no group of gadgets out there more exciting than drones right now. Thanks to their ever-improving camera specs, ever-shrinking size, and ever-expanding roster of aerial abilities, they're a blessing for tech fans bored of the same-old, same-old in the smartphone world. And no dronemaker is a...


DistribuTech 2018: Big Data, Artificial Intelligence and 'Digital Twins'

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What can massive computing power and ubiquitous data do for the future power grid? The answers to this question were lurking around every corner at this year's massive DistribuTech utility and energy trade show in San Antonio, Texas, where the phrases "machine learning," "artificial intelligence" a...


10 Biggest Challenges in Robotics

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The 10 biggest challenges facing robotics that may have breakthroughs in 5-10 years. The journal Science Robotics ran a survey about the challenges in robotics. An invited panel of experts then sifted through the responses to come up with 10 biggest challenges that might have major breakthroughs in the next 5-10 years. Guang-Zhong Yang, director of the Hamlyn Centre for Robotic Surgery at Imperial College London, led the panel. The robotics industry has many challenges, and this list admittedly isn't exhaustive.