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citiesCan Waymo dominate self driving?

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Waymo has a massive lead in terms of self-driving cars. Waymo has been operating cars for free rides without drivers since November, 2017 in Phoenix, AZ. Waymo has been given legal permission for a commercial self-driving car service in Arizona. …

citiesWaymo authorized for commercial self driving service in the USA

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Waymo, the self-driving Google spinoff, has been given legal permission to operate as a Transportation Network Company in the state of Arizona. Waymo has been running a pilot program that lets people call for rides in its cars, at first …

carsUber and Waymo have settled lawsuit for $245 million in Uber stock

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Waymo had originally sought a $1 billion settlement last year before the trial got underway, but Uber rejected that deal. Waymo has settled for 0.34 percent of Uber’s equity at the company’s $72 billion valuation, which is around $245 million. …

googleGoogle Lunar XPrize will not be claimed

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None of the five finalist Google Lunar XPRIZE teams will make a launch attempt to reach the Moon by the March 31st, 2018 deadline. The grand prize of the $30M Google Lunar XPRIZE will go unclaimed. Google had twice extended …

artificial intelligenceGoogle AutoML makes adding AI as simple as drag and drop

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The goal of Google Cloud was to lower the barrier of entry and make AI available to the largest possible community of developers, researchers and businesses. Google is introducing Cloud AutoML to make AI accessible to every business. Cloud AutoML …

googleIndia will deploy two thousand Google laser internet links for highspeed network backbone

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To make Project Loon a reality, Google had to figure out how to send data reliably between balloons flying on the stratospheric winds. One solution, first proved out by sending a copy of the film Real Genius across more than …

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

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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 …

artificial intelligenceUS leads in AI talent and it will still take time for China to catch up

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A Tencent Research Institute report indicates that are currently only a supply 300,000 Artificial intelligence professionals when there is a demand for millions. Competition for the top tier of talent is the most intense, as there are fewer than 1,000 …

facebook2018 Breakthrough Prizes in Science, Physics and Math

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The sixth annual Breakthrough prize awards gave seven $3 million prizes 2018 Breakthrough Prizes in Life Sciences Awarded to Joanne Chory, Don W. Cleveland, Kazutoshi Mori, Kim Nasmyth, and Peter Walter. 2018 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics Awarded to Charles …

googleLoss of Net Neutrality will mean more overcharging but technological reckoning is coming

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The FCC will vote to get rid of Net Neutrality in December, 2017 and then there will be lawsuits to delay implementation. Past behavior of Comcast, AT&T and Verizon will mean that they will use pricing to raise the cost …