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artificial intelligenceUS Navy Buys Four Large Robotic Submarine Drones

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The US Navy will pay Boeing $43-million to buy four Orca Extra Large Unmanned Undersea Vehicles (Robotic submarine drones or XLUUVs). Boeing based its winning Orca XLUUV design on its Echo Voyager unmanned diesel-electric submersible. The 51-foot-long sub will launch …

artificial intelligenceThe Jobs After Automation Will Be to Satisfy Rising Standards and Competitive Demands

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When particular areas are automated then what is provided from automation becomes the competitive ante. The work and the activity will be to add more. This could mean creating more locations or finding ways to use more people to provide …

airplanesBoeing Flew an Electric VTOL Passenger Drone Which Would Become Personal Flying Machines

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Boeing successfully completed the first test flight of its autonomous passenger air vehicle (PAV) prototype in Manassas, Virginia. Boeing NeXt, which leads the company’s urban air mobility efforts, used Boeing subsidiary Aurora Flight Sciences to design and develop the electric …

chinaChina’s Lunar Rover Yutu 2 Begins Exploring Far Side of the Moon

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China’s rover Yutu 2 has begun exploring the far side of the moon after making a soft landing with the lander. The rover will used ground-penetrating radar to map the moon’s inner structures, analyze soil and rock samples for minerals …

artificial intelligenceWill Mimicking The Nervous System Advance Artificial Intelligence?

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Frequently reported advances in artificial intelligence make some people curious, and others nervous. While some people picture their next smart appliance purchase being an AI robot, others wonder if an AI robot will take their job. The truth is, neither …

roboticsRussia Is Behind Japan in Robots But Ahead in Robot Costumes

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The most modern robot at a Russian Technology Conference was a person in a $3700 robot costume. Robot Boris talked, danced and answered math equations. One picture shows an exposed human neckline. Others showed the man actually playing the part …

artificial intelligenceWe Hype Artificial Intelligence But How Good Are Non-AI Solutions?

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There is a lot of hype for the accomplishments of Artificial Intelligence. Nextbigfuture keeps you up to date about the achievements made in AI. Two hours ago Nextbigfuture published what IBM has done with AI. at some point in the …

artificial intelligenceNavy Making Enhanced Bacteria for Tripwire Submarine Detection

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A video of a panel discussion on the use of modified bacteria to as part of military-grade sensor systems. (H/T Patrick Tucker of Defense One.) The panelists discuss the power of biology. Synthetic biology is breaking out of discipline to …

batteriesElon Lesson from Model 3 is Don’t Be Overconfident and Change in Manageable Phases

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Although Elon feels the Tesla 3 manufacturing issues are mostly behind them he shared what he felt caused the problems with the Tesla 3 to be worse than expected. An older video with CBS reviewed what went wrong with the …

carsCar Makers Prepare for Future of Self-driving, Ride-sharing and Electric Cars

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GM, Ford and other car makers are making big moves to prepare for a future dominated by self-driving cars, ride-sharing and electric cars. The next few years in the USA are still mainly SUV and Trucks. US light truck sales …