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Zoox vs. San Francisco, Good News for Tesla, and More Car News This Week

WIRED

When tasks feel insurmountable, I have always retreated to a tried and true hack, the sort any self-help book worth the price of the Kindle it's living in will dispense: Break the big, scary thing into smaller tasks. The nice news is that, sometimes, the little task ends up being more interesting, more enlightening, more fun, and more doable than the scary, big thing. This week, WIRED Transportation spent some time with the people sweating the small stuff, the tinkerers making adjustments at the peripherals. The German carmakers running a curious mobility experiment in Seattle; the coders making it easier for cities to share the rules of the road with self-driving cars; the engineers coming up with a very special hook that should someday help autonomous drones deliver their wares. Turns out that work is vital, too.


r/MachineLearning - [D] Keras vs PyTorch

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Ok, I can give you some answers based on my experiences as software engineer (over 10 years). I deal also a lot with open-source and I'm the author of dozens of open-source libraries with thousands of stars and millions of installations as well, so I know both sides (author and user) in both private and commercial applications pretty well. Also, many people ask me the question why we use at aetros.com Let's define some properties that define whether a library X is good or not: Let me explain in detail each point. When you use libraries, no matter if open-source or commercial, and you want to continue to develop an application using that library, it's very important that there are no hidden changes and your application doesn't break when you update the library (to get wanted features or bugfixes).


r/MachineLearning - [D] Keras vs PyTorch

#artificialintelligence

Ok, I can give you some answers based on my experiences as software engineer (over 10 years). I deal also a lot with open-source and I'm the author of dozens of open-source libraries with thousands of stars and millions of installations as well, so I know both sides (author and user) in both private and commercial applications pretty well. Also, many people ask me the question why we use at aetros.com Let's define some properties that define whether a library X is good or not: Let me explain in detail each point. When you use libraries, no matter if open-source or commercial, and you want to continue to develop an application using that library, it's very important that there are no hidden changes and your application doesn't break when you update the library (to get wanted features or bugfixes).


FedEx Finds A Way Around Shipping With Amazon

Forbes Technology

That's because the online pioneer thrives on disruption. Just look at what happened to FedEx Corp. In February, FedEx shares collapsed following a Wall Street Journal report that Amazon was about to launch a delivery service for businesses. Shipping with Amazon, the moniker for the new service, was supposed to kill incumbents. FedEx CEO Fred Smith appears at a signing ceremony where President Donald Trump signed an Executive Order that establishes a National Council for the American Worker in the East Room of the White House, Thursday, July 19, 2018, in Washington.


Bringing AI in-house – How AI can help to create happy employees

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Employees are increasingly expecting the delivery of internal services to be as slick as ordering something from Amazon or hailing a cab from Uber. Most businesses are starting to think along these lines, with 80% of executives believing that AI can increase productivity. Making these gains a reality isn't as difficult as some might think. As such, we've put together three examples of where AI can help deliver services internally: See also: Bringing AI in-house – why AI isn't just for customers The first areas where AI can help is IT management and support. After all, when it comes to employee frustrations, IT problems frequently top the list.


Rolls-Royce is building cockroach-like robots to fix plane engines

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Typically, engineers want to get bugs out of their creations. Not so for the U.K. engineering firm (not the famed carmaker) Rolls-Royce -- it's looking for a way to get bugs into the aircraft engines it builds. They're tiny robots modeled after the cockroach. On Tuesday, Rolls-Royce shared the latest developments in its research into cockroach-like robots at the Farnborough International Airshow. Rolls-Royce believes these tiny insect-inspired robots will save engineers time by serving as their eyes and hands within the tight confines of an airplane's engine.


Russia May Put Androids in Orbit Next Year, State Media Says

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The International Space Station should prepare for the arrival of its first android crew members, Russian state media says. The Roskosmos space agency has approved a preliminary plan to send a pair of humanoid robots called FEDOR into space in August 2019, according to "a source in the space and rocket industry" quoted by the RIA Novosti website. Robots in space have become commonplace for space superpowers: the U.S. has two operational Mars rovers, China has a lunar lander on the moon and more on the way, and Russia has several now-defunct rovers on both the moon and Mars. In 2011, NASA sent Robonaut 2, a 330-pound manually controlled "humanoid" robot, to the ISS to look into how such robots might be used to perform simple, repetitive, or especially dangerous tasks. But while previous robots were shot into space on as cargo, Russia's pair of FEDORs -- the acronym stands for Final Experimental Demonstration Object Research -- will "fly for the first time to the ISS as crew members, and not as cargo in the transport compartment," RIA Novosti wrote, adding that the robots will fly in an otherwise unmanned Soyuz rocket.


Apple adds 11 cars to its California fleet of autonomous test vehicles

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Project Titan, Apple's secretive autonomous car program, is expanding. The Cupertino company has added 11 new test vehicles to its fleet in California, according to MacReports, boosting the total to 66. That's up from 55 in May. The program is rumored to be related to a self-driving platform Apple intends to provide to automobile manufacturers, though the company has yet to apply for an autonomous driving permit. It kicked off semiautonomous trial runs with three 2015 Lexus RX 450h SUVs roughly a year ago, in April 2017, after receiving licenses from the California Department of Motor Vehicles. "We're focusing on autonomous systems," Apple CEO Tim Cook told Bloomberg Television last year, in one of the few public descriptions of Project Titan.


Google is working on software that could eventually replace Android

Mashable

Google is already working on an operating system that may replace Android in the next five years. The tech giant has reportedly been tinkering on the OS, codenamed "Fuchsia," for over two years and now has more than 100 engineers working on the project, according to Bloomberg. SEE ALSO: Google's experimental operating system, Fuchsia, is now available for the Pixelbook Unlike Android, which was designed as an operating system primarily for smartphones and devices with touchscreens, Fuchsia is said to put voice-controls and AI front and center. "It's being designed to better accommodate voice interactions and frequent security updates and to look the same across a range of devices, from laptops to tiny internet-connected sensors," Bloomberg reports. Engineers currently working the project are said to be working towards getting Fuchsia running on voice-controlled speakers "within three years, then move on to larger machines such as laptops."


GTA Online 'After Hours' update lets people open a club with real DJs

The Independent

Grand Theft Auto has revealed its "After Hours" update, allowing players to run their own nightclubs. The new content – which will come to the online multiplayer part of the game on 24 July – features real DJs and the return of much loved characters. As with all GTA updates, the software will come free to anyone who has Grand Theft Auto 5 on PC, Xbox One or PlayStation 4. The I.F.O. is fuelled by eight electric engines, which is able to push the flying object to an estimated top speed of about 120mph. The giant human-like robot bears a striking resemblance to the military robots starring in the movie'Avatar' and is claimed as a world first by its creators from a South Korean robotic company Waseda University's saxophonist robot WAS-5, developed by professor Atsuo Takanishi and Kaptain Rock playing one string light saber guitar perform jam session A man looks at an exhibit entitled'Mimus' a giant industrial robot which has been reprogrammed to interact with humans during a photocall at the new Design Museum in South Kensington, London Electrification Guru Dr. Wolfgang Ziebart talks about the electric Jaguar I-PACE concept SUV before it was unveiled before the Los Angeles Auto Show in Los Angeles, California, U.S The Jaguar I-PACE Concept car is the start of a new era for Jaguar. Japan's On-Art Corp's CEO Kazuya Kanemaru poses with his company's eight metre tall dinosaur-shaped mechanical suit robot'TRX03' and other robots during a demonstration in Tokyo, Japan Japan's On-Art Corp's eight metre tall dinosaur-shaped mechanical suit robot'TRX03' performs during its unveiling in Tokyo, Japan Singulato Motors co-founder and CEO Shen Haiyin poses in his company's concept car Tigercar P0 at a workshop in Beijing, China A picture shows Singulato Motors' concept car Tigercar P0 at a workshop in Beijing, China Connected company president Shigeki Tomoyama addresses a press briefing as he elaborates on Toyota's "connected strategy" in Tokyo.