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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 …

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 …

amazonBig 4 Tech giants are within 14-38% of surpassing $1 trillion in market value

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Morgan Stanley predicts Microsoft could hit $1 trillion in market value in 2019. Microsoft has a valuation of $722 billion today. Apple is at $877 billion. Amazon is at $753 billion Google – alphabet is at $731 billion.

citiesUber’ self-driving system was still 400 times worse Waymo in 2018 on key distance intervention metric

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Uber’s self-driving car program is 400 times inferior to Waymo-Google on the distance until human intervention is needed. Waymo can drive a distance equal to driving from Los Angeles to New York and back again (5600 miles) while Uber had …

amazonBeijing city offer US$158K for top AI and biotech talent as Google software engineers make $200-600+K

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The Beijing municipal government is easing visa policies and offering cash incentives of up US$158,000 to attract top class global talent to work in the capital, as China competes with the US and other countries in artificial intelligence and life …

citiesToyota temporarily suspends self driving car program

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Toyota has temporarily suspended its self-driving car program after Uber fatal self-driving car accident. it would t suspend testing of its ‘Chauffeur’ autonomous driving system on US roads. Toyota (TM) had been road-testing robot vehicles in Michigan and California. The …

citiesUber’s technically inferior self-driving system kills an Arizona Pedestrian

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A self-driving car operated by Uber appears to have caused the first known death of a pedestrian struck by an autonomous vehicle on a public road. Uber has suspended testing of its self-driving cars in Tempe, Pittsburgh, San Francisco and …

dronesGoogle’s Larry Page is getting a two person plane drone hybrid approved as an air taxi

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Kitty Hawk is a flying car funded by Google co-founder Larry Page and it will begin the regulatory approval process required for launching its autonomous passenger-drone system in New Zealand. The firm’s two-person craft, called Cora, is a 12-rotor plane-drone …

amazonFAA, NASA, Amazon, Boeing, GE, and Google working together on Drone Air Traffic Management

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Commercial drones in the U.S. are expected to begin limited package deliveries within months, according to federal regulators and industry officials. According to a Federal Aviation Association official at the FAA Symposium, there are 10 times more drones registered in …

artificial intelligencePerfectly faked video, voice and picture evidence is coming

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AI researchers for Nvidia developed an unsupervised learning method for computers which allows for changes to video content it’s fed. AI software can also generate faces for people who do not exist. Google Wavenet can generate imitated speech and there …