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The Google Assistant now lets you annoy your family members with assignable reminders

Door: Frederic Lardinois   / 15 augustus, 2019  
Do you sometimes have to nag your significant other to take out the trash on Monday night? Now, you can do so in a more passive-aggressive way by sending them a reminder through the Google Assistant instead of in person. “Hey Google, remind Alex to take out the trash at 8pm,” is all it takes. […]..
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Gaan we met AI de code van intelligentie kraken?

Door: FrankWatching   / 12 augustus, 2019  
Om te kunnen bepalen of computers intelligenter kunnen worden dan wijzelf, moeten we eerst bepalen wat intelligentie precies is. Weten we eigenlijk wel hoe intelligentie bij mensen werkt? Artificial intelligence (AI) lijkt een van de meest besproken, m.....
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DeepMind uses AI to track Serengeti wildlife with photos

Door: Engadget RSS Feed   / 8 augustus, 2019  
DeepMind has joined the ranks of those using AI to save fragile wildlife populations, and it's doing that on a grand scale. The company is partnering with conservationists and ecologists on a project that uses machine learning to speedily detect and.....
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Sony is using AI to replace drummers, one beat at a time

Door: Engadget RSS Feed   / 6 augustus, 2019  
Sony is the latest company to dip its toes into AI-powered music. The company revealed this week that its researchers have created a machine learning model that can create kick-drum tracking. According to Sony, the artificial intelligence is c.....
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Waymo uses evolutionary competition to improve its self-driving cars

Door: Engadget RSS Feed   / 29 juli, 2019  
The process of training self-driving car AI is seldom efficient when you need to either use a massive amount of computing power to train systems in parallel or else have researchers spend ages manually weeding out bad systems. Waymo might hav.....
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Siri recordings ‘regularly’ sent to Apple contractors for analysis, claims whistleblower

Door: Devin Coldewey   / 27 juli, 2019  
Apple has joined the dubious company of Google and Amazon in secretly sharing audio recordings of its users with contractors, confirming the practice to The Guardian after a whistleblower brought it to the outlet. The person said that Siri queries are routinely sent to human listeners for closer analysis, something not disclosed in Apple's privacy policy...
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Freedom Robotics raises $6.6M to take the hassle out of founding a robotics startup

Door: Brian Heater   / 23 juli, 2019  
After years — decades even — of promises, the robotics industry is finally beginning to realize its potential. Nowhere is this phenomenon clearer than in the world of warehouse automation. Freedom Robotics, a new Bay Area-based startup, came out of stealth this week with plans to help ease the barrier of entry for companies to […]..
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AI learns to solve a Rubik’s Cube in 1.2 seconds

Door: Engadget RSS Feed   / 17 juli, 2019  
Researchers at the University of California, Irvine have created an artificial intelligence system that can solve a Rubik's Cube in an average of 1.2 seconds in about 20 moves. That's two seconds faster than the current human world record of 3.47 sec.....
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Nexar’s Live Map is like Street View with pictures from 5 minutes ago

Door: Devin Coldewey   / 17 juli, 2019  
We all rely on maps to get where we're going or investigate a neighborhood for potential brunch places, but the data we're looking at is often old, vague, or both. Nexar, maker of dashcam apps and cameras, aims to put fresh and specific data on your map with images from the street taken only minutes before...
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These robo-ants can work together in swarms to navigate tricky terrain

Door: Devin Coldewey   / 12 juli, 2019  
While the agility of a Spot or Atlas robot is something to behold, there's a special merit reserved for tiny, simple robots that work not as a versatile individual but as an adaptable group. These "tribots" are built on the model of ants, and like them can work together to overcome obstacles with teamwork...
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Facebook and CMU’s poker AI beat five pros at once

Door: Engadget RSS Feed   / 11 juli, 2019  
Facebook and Carnegie Mellon University have built another artificial intelligence bot that beat some top poker pros. While AI bots have been to best professional players in one-on-one competition, Facebook claims it's the first time a bot has been a.....
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Luminar eyes production vehicles with $100M round and new Iris lidar platform

Door: Devin Coldewey   / 11 juli, 2019  
Luminar is one of the major players in the new crop of lidar companies that have sprung up all over the world, and it's moving fast to outpace its peers. Today the company announced a new $100M funding round, bringing its total raised to over $250M — as well as a perception platform and a new, compact lidar unit aimed at inclusion in actual cars. Big day!..
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Watch a plane land itself truly autonomously for the first time

Door: Devin Coldewey   / 5 juli, 2019  
A team of German researchers have created an automatic landing system for small aircraft that lets them touch down not only without a pilot, but without any of the tech on the ground that lets other planes do it. It could open up a new era of autonomous flight — and make ordinary landings safer to boot...
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Startups at the speed of light: Lidar CEOs put their industry in perspective

Door: Devin Coldewey   / 29 juni, 2019  
As autonomous cars and robots loom over the landscapes of cities and jobs alike, the technologies that empower them are forming sub-industries of their own. One of those is lidar, which has become an indispensable tool to autonomy and spawned dozens of companies, which have in turn attracted hundreds of millions in venture funding...
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