Baidu Pushing to Expand Robotaxi to 30 Chinese cities by 2023-2024

Baidu plans to expand its robotaxi ride-hailing services across 30 cities in China in two to three years to serve a wider range of users. Robin Li, founder of Baidu, said at the 2021 ABC Summit. Currently, there are about 500 test vehicles in the Baidu Apollo self driving program and they are the first …

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Baidu, Alibaba, Tencent and Beijing are everywhere in China’s huge internet ecosystem

The South China Morning Post in conjunction with a US venture capital firm have published the 2018 China Internet Report. * Whether it’s building, investing, or acquiring, Baidu, Alibaba, and Tencent are present across the internet ecosystem. * China Internet Empowers Rural Population – The number of rural internet users in China reached 209 million …

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Blackberry partners with Baidu on self driving car technology

BlackBerry Limited (NYSE: BB; TSX: BB) and Baidu, Inc. (NASDAQ: BIDU) announced today that the two companies will collaborate to accelerate the deployment of connected and autonomous vehicle technology for automotive OEMs and suppliers worldwide. The companies have signed a statement of intent to make BlackBerry QNX’s industry-leading ISO26262 ASIL-D certified safety operating system (OS) …

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Cracking General Intelligence for competitive advantage leveraging hundreds of billions in research over next few years

In 2017,companies globally have completed around $21.3 billion in mergers and acquisitions related to AI, according to PitchBook, a data provider, or around 26 times more than in 2015. Alphabet (Google’s parent), Amazon, Apple, Facebook, IBM, Microsoft, Baidu, Alibaba, Tencent are all making large investments in to Artificial Intelligence. Alphabet is widely perceived to be …

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Google Experimenting at the crossroads of Artificial Intelligence and the arts

This 233,000 year old female figurine is said to be the oldest piece of artwork ever found. Based on microscopic analyses archeologists suggest that it was shaped by human hands — possibly one of the first artists in the world. Critically, those human hands used a flint to shape the head and arms. Made of …

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Carnival of Nuclear Energy 334

1. Forbes – James Conca – Renewable Energy Will Do Just Fine In President Trump’s America Energy did not make any difference in who we chose for President on Tuesday. But the energy sector won biggly, nonetheless. Under a Trump Presidency, U.S. climate change policy and goals will evaporate, as will the Clean Power Plan, …

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DARPA seek aerial dragnet to track drones in cities

When it comes to small unmanned aerial systems (UAS) such as commercial quadcopters, there is no comprehensive tracking system. And as off-the-shelf UAS become less expensive, easier to fly, and more adaptable for terrorist or military purposes, U.S. forces will increasingly be challenged by the need to quickly detect and identify such craft—especially in urban …

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Court decides against China in Sea dispute but who will enforce the decision ?

The Philippines took China to the PCA (Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague) in January 2013 after the Chinese navy seized control of Scarborough Shoal, a largely submerged chain of reefs and rocks amid rich fishing grounds off the Philippine island of Luzon. The ruling could lead to more friction between China and the …

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Fiat and Google will make 100 self driving Chrisler Pacifica Hybrid Minivans

Google plans to integrate its autonomous tech [self driving car technology] into 100 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans, expanding the fleet of 70 autonomous Lexus RX SUVs it built in-house. Engineers from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Google will work together in Michigan to integrate Google’s tech into the vans, a big upgrade from the cobbled-together look …

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Ukraine makes an upgraded BMP-1 armored vehicle

Ukrainian industry has developed to the prototype stage a major upgrade package for the Russian BMP-1 tracked infantry fighting vehicle (IFV). The first prototype vehicle, designated the BMP-1 UM IFV, is being tested in Ukraine. The BMP-1 was a Soviet amphibious tracked infantry fighting vehicle. BMP stands for Boyevaya Mashina Pekhoty 1, meaning “infantry fighting …

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Lonemind has a list of the top 25 futurists

Lonemind has a list of the top 25 futurists. I, Brian Wang / Nextbigfuture is listed about 7th. Although the list may not be in any particular order. Brian WangBrian Wang is a Futurist Thought Leader and a popular Science blogger with 1 million readers per month. His blog Nextbigfuture.com is ranked #1 Science News …

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