Autonomous Vehicle

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Autonomous Vehicle

Self-Driving Safety Check: U.S. Government Data Details 2021 Autonomous Vehicle Crashes

The United States National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) detailed autonomous vehicle collisions over a 12-month period.
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Drone delivering package.
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Where Drones Fly Free

Autonomous aircraft in the United Kingdom are getting their own superhighway.What’s new: The UK government approved Project Skyway, a 165-mile system of interconnected drone-only flight routes. The airspace is scheduled to open by
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Keep Your AIs on the Road: New Law Requires European Vehicles to Come with Automated Features

The European Union passed a law that requires new vehicles to come equipped with automated safety features.
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10 most in demand jobs in AI, ML and Big Data
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What AI Employers Want: 10 Most In-Demand Jobs in AI and Machine Learning

A website that aggregates AI jobs revealed the roles that are most in-demand.What’s new: Ai-jobs.net published its second annual list of the job titles that appeared most frequently in its listings. The site, which pulls from various hiring
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When Self-Driving Cars Won’t Drive

Dormant robotaxis are snarling traffic on the streets of San Francisco.What’s new: Cruise self-driving cabs lately have stalled en masse, Wired reported.
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Autonomous research ship in the ocean
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AI AI, Captain!

An autonomous research ship crossed the Atlantic Ocean — with a few pit stops to address challenges along the way.What’s new: Built by IBM and marine research nonprofit ProMare, the
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Autonomy Becomes Autonomous

In Beijing, self-driving cars are rolling without a driver behind the wheel.What’s new: China’s capital city authorized Pony.ai and Apollo Go, a Baidu subsidiary, to deploy self-driving taxis without a human in the driver’s seat,
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Alexei Efros
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Alexei Efros: Learning From the Ground Up

Things are really starting to get going in the field of AI. After many years (decades?!) of focusing on algorithms, the AI community is finally ready to accept the central role of data and the high-capacity models that are capable of taking advantage of this data.
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Illustration of Thumbzilla destroying a city and shooting lightning from its mouth (T-Rex with Facebook thumbs up)
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Don’t Be Evil: What if AI Enables Corporations to Become Truly Evil?

Tech companies generally try to be (or to appear to be) socially responsible. Would some rather let AI’s negative impacts slide?
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Only Safe Drivers Get Self-Driving: Tesla Opens Beta Test of Full Self Driving Feature

Tesla’s autonomous driving capability has inspired hair-raising antics on the road. Now the company is deploying an algorithm to determine whether customers have shown sufficiently sound judgement to use its “Full Self-Driving” software.
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Driverless Delivery in High Gear: Walmart Tests Self-Driving Delivery Vehicles

Walmart aims to deliver goods via self-driving vehicles this year.What’s new: The retail giant will test autonomous delivery in three U.S. cities. Cars built by Ford and piloted by Argo AI will ferry merchandise
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Person dressed up as Tesla Bot showing some dance moves
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Dances With Robots: Tesla Unveils a Robot and D1 Chip at AI Day

Tesla unveiled its own AI chip and — surprise! — plans for a humanoid robot.What’s new: At Tesla’s AI Day promotional event, the company offered a first look at an upcoming self-driving computer powered by custom AI chips.
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Outstanding in the Field

One of the world’s largest makers of farm equipment is doubling down on self-driving tractors. John Deere agreed to pay $250 million for Bear Flag Robotics, a California startup that upgrades conventional tractors.
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Video showing how robots from Israeli startup Arugga Farming work
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To Bee or Not to Bee

Insects that spread pollen to fruiting plants are in trouble. A possible alternative: Robots. Farmers in Australia and the U.S. are using robots from Israeli startup Arugga Farming to pollinate greenhouse tomatoes.
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A self-riding bicycle
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A Bicycle Built for Zero

Self-driving cars, get ready to share the road with self-riding bikes. Beijing-based machine learning researcher Zhihui Peng built a riderless bike that stays upright, navigates, and avoids collisions.
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