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Four Reasons Why Drones, Not Driverless Cars, Are The Future Of Autonomous Navigation

<i>This article is coauthored with</i> <i>Daniel Rubio,</i> <i>CTO of AirMap</i> <i>and the former CTO of road-mapping platform for autonomous vehicles HERE.</i><p>Last Wednesday, U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced a new advisory committee on autonomous vehicles. The committee’s mission: develop …

How Google's self-driving car project rose from a crazy idea to a top contender in the race toward a driverless future

Now, it's seven years later, and Google's test cars have driven two million miles in four cities around the nation and have learned everything from how to honk politely to how to sense cyclists and pedestrians.<p>But Google has also failed to commercialize its cars so far — falling behind competitors …

Autonomous Cars

8 predictions for A.I. and bots in the next 24 months

In the last twelve months, we’ve witnessed a huge surge in the development and adoption of chatbots, artificial intelligence (A.I.), and machine learning. Many startups, including my own (ReplyYes), are utilizing A.I. and chatbots to help consumers engage with brands through their mobile devices in …

Artificial Intelligence

100 movies on Netflix that everyone needs to watch in their lifetime

Netflix has no shortage of titles to choose from. By combining its original content, movies, and TV shows, you could go on an endless binge and never …

12 Open Source/Commercial Control Panels For Virtual Machines (VM’s) Management

Automatic creation and management of virtual machines is a topical issue for any company that provides VPS services. If you manage a large number of …

Virtualization

Concord Claims 10x Performance Edge on Spark Streaming

Organizations that are looking for a stream processing engine upon which to build fast data applications featuring high-throughput and low-latency …

Is WebStorm the Smartest JavaScript IDE around?

JavaScript, along with HTML5 and CSS3, enables developers to build websites that look good and deliver optimal browsing experience across computers, …

Ex-Google engineers have spent 2 years secretly trying to solve 'the hardest problem in banking'

London-based Thought Machine has been working on its VaultOS platform behind closed doors for two years, with over 50 engineers dedicated to the project.<p>The project is one of the first bottom-up attempts to built a modern computer system for banks, which can be used out of the box by any bank and …

History of Science

Are You Using the Right Data Science Tools for Your Big Data Projects?

Data scientists rely on tools/products/solutions to help them get insights from data. Gregory Piatetsky of KDNuggets conducts an annual survey of …

3D Within the Browser: Seen.js Creates Complex Graphics and Animations for Canvas and SVG

HTML5 and JavaScript provide all functions needed to create complex graphics and animations within the browser. For that purpose, the JavaScript …

JavaScript

Apache Apex Is Promoted To Top-Level Project

Streaming and batch big data analytics technology Apache Apex has been elevated to a Top-Level Project by the Apache Software Foundation. Used by …

Big Data

5 Next-Gen Cloud Technologies You Should Know

The cloud computing ecosystem is vast. A multitude of technologies comprise the cloud infrastructure that companies now rely on to deliver their …

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This one chart explains why cybersecurity is so important

New hacking threats have emerged in the past two years, and with it has come an large increase in worldwide concern about cybersecurity.<p>In 2014, 69% of executives expressed concerned about cyber threats, including a lack of data security, according to a PricewaterhouseCoopers survey. In 2015, an …

Cyber-attacks

Driverless cars have a new way to navigate in rain or snow

One of the big reasons driverless-car tech hasn’t gone mainstream yet is because it can’t deal with snow and rain very well. Some of the sensors can become untrustworthy in wet weather, including the cameras that pick out road dividers, and laser radar, or LiDAR, which can wrongly interpret …

Google says most people are surprised by 3 things when they first ride in a self-driving car

At a South by Southwest panel on Sunday, Haroon said that when Google launches self-driving cars in new neighborhoods, it aggressively seeks feedback from locals on how they feel about having the cars on their streets, how they would want to use them, and so on.<p>But one thing she pointed to was the …

Autonomous Cars

10 Ways Predictive Analytics Improves Innovation

From drug discovery to price optimization, across virtually every industry, more companies are using predictive analytics to increase revenue, reduce …

Predictive Analytics

Unsupervised Learning with Even Less Supervision Using Bayesian Optimization

In this post on integrating SigOpt with machine learning frameworks, we will show you how to use SigOpt and XGBoost to efficiently optimize an …

Machine Learning

Driverless cars could be tested on UK motorways in 2017

LONDON — Driverless cars will begin trials on local roads in the UK this year, motorways the next, and could be widely used by 2020, if Chancellor …

The beginning of the end: Google’s AI has beaten a top human player at the complex game of Go

I’m sorry to be the one to tell you this, but we have entered the beginning of the end for the human race as we know it.<p>Earlier today, AlphaGo, an artificially intelligent algorithm developed by Google’s DeepMind subsidiary, categorically beat Lee Sedol, one of the best players of the Chinese board …

Artificial Intelligence

What Google's grand Go victory means: Technology is about to get a lot smarter

On Wednesday afternoon in Seoul, two players faced off in a game of Go - one of civilisation’s oldest board games. But this game was different to the billions played in the game’s 3,000-year history.<p>For the first time ever, a computer program beat the world champion at the strategy game at which …

Board Games

Web performance testing: Top 12 free and open source tools to consider

The performance of your web application affects your business more than you might think. Top engineering organizations consider performance not as …

Barefoot release – An Open Source Java library for map matching with OpenStreetMap

Barefoot is an open source Java library for online and offline map matching with OpenStreetMap. Together with its extensive set of geometric and …

Ubiquitous Computing

There is a 'game changer' technology on Wall Street and people keep confusing it with bitcoin

Goldman Sachs says the technology "has the potential to redefine transactions" and can change "everything."<p>JPMorgan last month announced it was launching a trial project with the blockchain startup led by its former executive, Blythe Masters.<p>Her company, Digital Asset Holdings, has secured funding …

Blockchain

40 top banks just did an experiment of 'unprecedented scale' with the technology behind bitcoin

R3, the industry-wide body trying to bring blockchain technology to finance, announced on Thursday that its members had experimented with issuing, trading, and redeeming short-term commercial paper — a sort of IOU issued by companies to secure financing — across 5 different blockchains.<p>The …

Blockchain

Oracle's JET flies into open source skies

JavaScript for the massesOracle has published the code for its long-awaited open source JavaScript Extension Toolkit (JET) version 2.0.0.…

Oracle

How autonomous vehicles will transform economies

<i>Barrie Kirk is e</i><i>xecutive director of the Canadian Automated Vehicles Centre of Excellence.</i><p>Three separate but linked technologies will soon change our lives and our cities as much as the introduction of the car changed the 20th century.<p>Autonomous vehicles, connected vehicles, and electric vehicles …

Google’s DeepMind unit is developing software to improve, quicken, healthcare

Google’s DeepMind unit was founded to help solve some of societies biggest challenges. Google quickly realized how health, and the problems …

Autonomous Vehicles Will Bring Their Own Negative Impacts – Feature

From the March 2016 issue<p>Automakers and tech companies alike seem to be pushing us toward an autonomous future in which streamlined, sustainable-bamboo-trimmed robotic taxis and luxury cruisers zip within inches of one another as they reel around turns and through crowded me­tropo­lises like pulses …

Autonomous Vehicle