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artificial intelligenceUS Defense pushing for megawatt class lasers

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The subcommittee on Emerging Threats and capabilities met Dr. Michael Griffin undersecretary of defense for Research and Engineering on accelerating new technologies to meet emerging threats. Rapid technological advancements have the potential to change the very character of war. Michael …

carsWorld will see less robot job loss through 2030 as robot automation leaders Foxconn and Tesla face delays

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Foxconn and Tesla have been targeting extreme automation plans. Both have had to cut back plans for full automation and adding robotics to replace people by many years. Foxconn will be raising $4.3 billion to boost their automation efforts that …

chinaChina GDP in 2018 tracking at 10.5% higher and China will pass world per person averages in 2019

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China’s GDP for the first quarter of 2018 was 19.88 trillion yuan. This was 10.5% more than the first quarter of 2017 (18.03 trillion yuan). The exchange rate is 6.32 yuan per US dollar. The exchange has been in the …

artificial intelligenceGoogle AI staff balk at helping US military keep AI lead over China

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Defense One Technology Editor Patrick Tucker has reported on August 2017 meetings between US Defense Secretary James Mattis and Google founder Sergey Brin and CEO Sundar Pichai. Over a half day of meetings, Google leaders described the company’s multi-year transition …

artificial intelligence$4.5 billion valuation for China’s AI company SenseTime

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SenseTime (the “Company”), China’s leading artificial intelligence (AI) company, has successfully raised US$600 million in its Series C round of funding. This gives the company a $4.5 billion valuation. Alibaba Group is taking the lead role for this round of …

artificial intelligenceFrance tries to shift policy to get competitive with Artificial Intelligence and Innovation

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France has released a 152 page report “For a Meaningful Artificial Intelligence” written by Cédric Villani. Villani is a famous French mathematician and member of parliament. He led a study on how to develop the country’s AI economy. * economic …

carsTesla Electric Semi has about 300 pre-orders

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Fedex has placed a reservation for 20 Tesla Semi trucks. The fully-electric trucks, which are scheduled to begin production in 2019, will be operated by FedEx Freight, its less-than-truckload unit. Company number of Telsa Semis reserved UPS 125 Sysco (food …

futureWaymo will soon increase self-driving by a thousand times while Uber failed when they cut corners on safety

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Google’s Waymo should have 20,000 self-driving cars giving rides by 2023. Those self-driving cars could be driving a billion miles every year. Currently Waymo passed 5 million self-driving miles in February, 2018. For Deep learning artificial intelligence, the key to …

futureRobot for cleaning the side of ships

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The Climb Rob 125 is like a large version of a Roomba vacuum robot. It magnetically moves on the side of large ships and uses water jets to clean off the sides. The 60-kilogram Climb Rob 125 grabs hold of …

alibabaAlibaba Robotic car vending machine is 5 stories tall

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Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group and US carmaker Ford have unveiled an unstaffed car vending machine that is 5 stories tall in China’s southern city Guangzhou. The machine stands about five-storeys tall and contains 42 cars, of various models, including …