Where are the cameras in your car and what are they looking for?


Shot at the New York Auto Show, the new Cadillac Super Cruise includes a driver facing camera. In 2018, drivers asked for hi-tech, onboard cameras and now they're getting them. The New York International Auto Show, open to the public through April 28, is ground zero for next-generation car technology and also home to several vehicles that offer in-car and exterior monitoring systems. From upgraded blind spot cams to facial recognition software installed in the dash, cars on display are equipped with several sets of digital eyes that can improve vehicle security, safety and convenience. Some of the cameras can help propel cars closer toward an autonomous future by enabling the vehicle to see what's around it.

Elon Musk claims Tesla has created 'the best chip in the world' for autonomous vehicles

Daily Mail

Elon Musk has given a rare glimpse into the underpinnings of his electric car company's futuristic autonomous vehicle technology. At Tesla's first-ever Autonomy Day with investors, the firm revealed it has developed what it says is the'best chip in the world' that will allow its cars to achieve full self-driving capabilities without the need for human intervention. The new chip has allowed Tesla to make strides in bringing fully autonomous software to its fleet of vehicles, so much so that Musk predicts Tesla will have more than one million fully self-driving cars on the road by 2020. Elon Musk has given a rare glimpse into the underpinnings of his electric car company's futuristic autonomous vehicle technology. How could it be that Tesla, who has never designed a chip before, would design the best chip in the world?' Musk said on stage at the event, which was hosted at Tesla's Palo Alto, California headquarters.

Paris Firefighters Used This Remote-Controlled Robot to Extinguish the Notre Dame Blaze

IEEE Spectrum Robotics Channel

The Paris Fire Brigade has seen its share of logistical challenges, but the massive conflagration that consumed parts of the Notre Dame cathedral on the night of 15 April required a fight of epic proportions. The cathedral is 856 years old and built in a style that makes it almost structurally impossible to contain a fire. The site doubles as both a wildly popular tourist attraction and a holy site for Christians. Defending this symbol of French heritage would require all the tactical and physical power the Brigade had at its disposal--human and otherwise. Soon after firefighters arrived at the scene, the cathedral's giant spire began to show signs of collapsing into the building.

Preparing Your Contact Centre for the Age of Artificial Intelligence


A recent Salesforce/IDC special report revealed some telling predictions about how Artificial Intelligence (AI) will impact customer service and customer relationships. The report is an urgent reminder that the AI revolution is in full swing, and businesses should be preparing strategies to both capitalize on its potential and stay competitive. One way to ensure your customer service stays up to par for the age of AI is by moving your contact center to the cloud. Cloud contact center technology allows you to acquire and leverage the customer data that is necessary to power AI's machine-learning, needs-predicting power. It also enables you to automate processes so that data can be collected more quickly.

Why Turn To Artificial Intelligence To Monitor Your Supply Chain Compliance?


Historically, buying organizations have mandated that vendors comply with specific supply chain rules in order to coordinate processes, avoid supply chain failures and maintain consistency in order fulfillment and delivery timelines. Some of these compliance rules required vendors to invest in automation that would streamline the supply chain process, increase operational flexibility, enhance collaboration and ensure scalability. Without automation, there's an increased risk of operational disruption, which could lead to diminished profit margins. Having spent the past 20 years as the co-founder of DiCentral, a leading provider of technology solutions that help businesses streamline and improve the productivity of their supply chains, I've seen just how complex those supply chains have become over the past decade due to the rapid rate of increase in supply-chain globalization. Most companies have done away with vertically integrated supply chains, which typically require companies to take in raw material and have several cycles of manufacturing to create a finished product.

Is Artificial Intelligence Taking Over Military? Analytics Insight


Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been omnipresent and the latest in the block is Military. In recent times, AI has become a critical part of modern warfare. Compared with the conventional systems, military establishments churning enormous volumes of data are capable to integrate AI on a more unified process. Ensuring operational efficiency, AI improves self-regulation, self-control and self-actuation of combat systems, credit to its inherent computing coupled with accurate decision-making capabilities. Taking into account the enormous capability Artificial intelligence (AI) holds in the modern-day warfare, many of the world's most powerful countries have increased their investments into military and self-security.

How HIEs and AI can work in tandem to boost interoperability ROI


"We spent all those years adopting EHRs, and now we're wanting to get the most out of them. Now we have the digital data, so it should be more liquid and in control of patients and put to use in the care process, even if I go to multiple sites for my care." As ONC and CMS prepare to digest the voluminous public comment on their proposed interoperability rules, especially the emphasis on exchange specs such as FHIR and open APIs, he sees the future only getting brighter for these types of advances as data flows more freely. "We're in the interoperability business, and we like having data being more available and more liquid, and systems being more open to getting data out of them," Woodlock said. "A lot of customers are starting to embark on their journey with with FHIR, and they're really bullish on this as well: having a standards-based API way to interact with medical record medical record data," he added.

Three Benefits to Deploying Artificial Intelligence in Radiology Workflows


Artificial Intelligence (AI) has the capability to provide radiologists with tools to improve their productivity, decision making and effectiveness and will lead to quicker diagnosis and improved patient outcomes. It will initially deploy as a diverse collection of assistive tools to augment, quantify and stratify the information available to the diagnostician, and offer a major opportunity to enhance and augment the radiology reading. It will improve access to medical record information and give radiologists more time to think about what is going on with patients, diagnose more complex cases, collaborate with patient care teams, and perform more invasive procedures. Deep Learning algorithms in particular will form the foundation for decision and workflow support tools and diagnostic capabilities. Algorithms will provide software the ability to "learn" by example on how to execute a task, then automatically execute those tasks as well as interpret new data.

'It's an educational revolution': how AI is transforming university life


Beacon is unlike any other member of staff at Staffordshire University. It is available 24/7 to answer students' questions, and deals with a number of queries every day – mostly the same ones over and over again – but always stays incredibly patient. That patience is perhaps what gives it away: Beacon is an artificial intelligence (AI) education tool, and the first digital assistant of its kind to be operating at a UK university. Staffordshire developed Beacon with cloud service provider ANS and launched it in January this year. The chatbot, which can be downloaded in a mobile app, enhances the student experience by answering timetable questions and suggesting societies to join.