Winners in Robotaxi Tech Can 100X? Who Wins? By How Much?

I have looked at all of the dozens of self-driving car companies. I looked at many of the 80 LIDAR (laser radar) companies. I cut through all of the noise, complexity and confusion. Robotaxis will change the world and are a multi-trillion opportunity. Companies have spent over a hundred billion dollars already and even more …

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Next Generation AbramsX Tank

The General Dynamics Land Systems Abrams X is a main battle tank for the next generation, featuring reduced weight for improved mobility and transportability and delivering the same tactical range as the M1A2 Abrams with 50% less fuel consumption. The AbramsX’s hybrid power pack supports the U.S. Army’s climate and electrification strategies, enhances silent watch …

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A-Eye Can See Millions of Colors for Better Automation

Researchers at Northeastern have built a device that can recognize “millions of colors” using new artificial intelligence techniques. “In the world of automation, shapes and colors are the most commonly used items by which a machine can recognize objects,” Kar says. The breakthrough is twofold. Researchers were able to engineer two-dimensional material whose special quantum …

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DARPA Offroad Self Driving Races

DARPA’s Robotic Autonomy in Complex Environments with Resiliency (RACER) program has had several off road races. Experiment 1 took place March-April 2022 on six courses of combat-relevant terrain. The teams did more than 40 autonomous runs of about 2 miles each and reached speeds just under 20 miles per hour. The biggest challenge the teams …

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Samsung Targets Mass Production of 2nm by 2025 and 1.4 nm by 2027

Samsung has a new roadmap that targets mass production of 2nm process technology by 2025 and 1.4nm by 2027. TSMC is planning to start production of 2-nm chips in 2025. Intel Foundry Services (IFS) plans to offer its own GAA-based process at its 18-A node that’s equivalent to 2 nm by 2024. Samsung plans to …

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Deep Mind AlphaTensor Will Discover New Algorithms

Deep Mind has extended AlphaZero to mathematics to unlock new possibilities for research Algorithms. AlphaTensor, builds upon AlphaZero, an agent that has shown superhuman performance on board games, like chess, Go and shogi, and this work shows the journey of AlphaZero from playing games to tackling unsolved mathematical problems for the first time. The ancient …

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Google and Tesla Will Compete With 10-100 Exaflop AI Clouds

In early 2022, Google revealed it is operating a full cluster of eight of these AI supercomputing pods in its Oklahoma data center. There is combined 9 exaflops of peak aggregate performance. Google believes this makes this “the world’s largest publicly available ML hub in terms of cumulative computing power, while operating at 90% carbon-free …

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