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Twitter round-up: Andrej Karpathy on the Tesla Autopilot top tweet in February 2020

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Verdict lists ten of the most popular tweets on artificial intelligence in February 2020, based on data from GlobalData's Influencer Platform. The top tweets were chosen from influencers as tracked by GlobalData's Influencer Platform, which is based on a scientific process that works on pre-defined parameters. Influencers are selected after a deep analysis of the influencer's relevance, network strength, engagement, and leading discussions on new and emerging trends. He shared a video featuring the advanced driver-assistance system, claiming that in no field AI expertise could be making so much of a difference. Help revolutionize the world with full self-driving by joining us at Tesla Autopilot: https://t.co/ekekjKDOZF



Overcoming Hurdles to Autonomous Cities - News Analysis

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The technology to power connected cities exists today--and continued growth is predicted. Will all our cities soon be connected? Or do hurdles stand in the way? Perhaps one of the biggest challenge will be overcoming regulatory hurdles that could slow the progress down. Technavio says the autonomous bus market, as an example, will grow by 2364 units during 2020 and 2024, which is a growth rate of 32%.


Phantom Auto Readies Autonomous Vehicles For Delivery Center Work

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Like the yard trucks that Phantom Auto is going to put into use with its just-announced partners Autonomous Solutions, Inc and FANUC America Corporation. These productivity vehicles, which are commonly used at places like docks and distribution centers, move semi truck trailers around the yards so they can get loaded or unloaded according to schedule. Today, that means someone has to get in and drive each trailer to its destination. With the new Phantom Auto technology, they can do it on their own. The way Phantom Auto sees autonomous technology working in the near term is that the vehicles will be able to handle most of the tasks they need to do using their sensors and AI.


The Future of Spaghetti Code

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AI is expected to be better equipped than humans to write a high school essay by 2026, drive a truck by 2027, work in retail by 2031, write a best-selling book by 2049, and perform surgery by 2053. There is a 50 percent chance AI will outperform all human tasks in 45 years and automate all human jobs in 120 years.2 I don't know what high school West attended, but driving a truck or working in retail are exactly the jobs waiting for you if you suck at writing high school essays. Even today we have robotic vehicles capable of navigating city streets. They can even disregard bicyclists, just like we do.


Constructech: Connected Cities, Transportation - News

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As cities become more connected, construction companies will need to be aware of how transportation systems are evolving, requiring future municipalities to be built. This is where robotics and autonomous vehicles enter the equation, and offers big opportunities for cities. Technavio says the autonomous bus market, as an example, will grow by 2364 units during 2020 and 2024, which is a growth rate of 32%. At the end of last year, IDTechEx also predicted that that the robotaxi services will become a $2.5 trillion market by 2040. Further, if you were at CES earlier this year, then you know intelligent transportation systems and autonomous vehicles were big trends at the show and it is a topic that has been covered in depth over on Constructech TV.


Here's why we should hope self-driving tech is ready soon - Axios

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Waymo, whose driverless minivans are already shuttling a limited number of passengers in suburban Phoenix, Arizona will soon begin delivering packages for UPS as part of a new strategic partnership announced on Wednesday. Why it matters: Widespread use of robo-taxis is still years away, but automated trucks are quickly gaining momentum toward deployment. Waymo's ambition is to use the same self-driving technology in its minivans -- what it calls the Waymo driver -- to automate big rigs and delivery trucks like the ones UPS uses every day.


Waymo's AI Content Search tool lets engineers quickly find objects in driving records

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AI is the method by which self-driving cars perceive joggers, cyclists, traffic lights, road signs, trees, shrubs, and more, and it informs the way in which they choose to behave when encountered with those signals. The vehicles in Waymo's fleet aren't an exception to the rule -- they tap AI to make real-time driving decisions, in part by matching obstacles spotted by their onboard sensors to the billions of objects in the Alphabet company's database. Large data sets are invaluable in the autonomous driving domain because they enable the underpinning AI to self-improve. But it's been historically tough for engineers to surface samples within those sets without investing time and manual effort. That's why Waymo developed what it calls Content Search, which draws on tech similar to that which powers Google Photos and Google Image Search to let data scientists quickly locate almost any object in Waymo's driving history and logs.


German drone delivery trial paves the way to replacing trucks for inter-office deliveries – TechCrunch

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Drone startup Wingcopter, working with partners Merck and the Frankfurt University of Applied Science, has completed a first flight of a new drone delivery trial designed to show the benefits of using drones instead of trucks or other road-faring vehicles for moving small cargo between two physically separate office facilities. This first flight covered around 25 km (roughly 15.5 miles), taking a sample of pigments from one Merck lab in Gernsheim to its headquarters in Darmstadt in Germany. This trial is significant in more ways than one: The area it covered spanned a fairly dense metropolitan area, flying over power lines, trains, roadways and more. It also did all of this without continuous line-of-sight, something that's been required of most drone delivery trials in a commercial setting to date. The partners involved are hoping this means it can stand as a blueprint to other similar pilot projects and trials being run all over the world.


The Rise of Cloud Kitchens Future of Work Cognizant

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The restaurant industry is a tough nut to crack. Despite their consumers' capricious nature, the industry largely remained stiff and staid in bringing new approaches to market. Then food trucks shook things up. Ten years ago, as the global economy was in shambles and social media began to rise, the food truck movement took shape. Restaurateurs could launch concepts faster, at lower costs, then test new markets, and more readily see what diners had to say about them.