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Komatsu's self-driving dump truck doesn't even have a cab

Despite the dream of the self-driving car, most autonomous vehicles still have a steering wheel, giving passengers the option to take control at a moments notice. Komatsu's latest dump truck is a bit different -- it doesn't even have a cab for a human operator to <i>sit</i> in. The company calls it the …

Autonomous Cars

Computer science class fails to notice their TA was actually an AI chatbot

With all this talk about chatbots from Facebook and Microsoft, teaching artificial intelligence to be smarter has become a central topic of the tech world. But what about what AI can teach <i>us?</i><p>Ashok Goel, a computer science professor at Georgia Tech, put that question to the test when he added “Jill …

30 companies are now making self-driving cars

There are now 30 companies involved in the development of autonomous vehicles, according to research from analyst firm CB Insights.<p>The companies were identified using CB Insights' investment, acquisition, and partnership data.<p>Apple, Google, and Uber are among the tech heavyweights looking to cash …

Plug the Fathom Neural Compute Stick into any USB device to make it smarter

Following on the heels of their announcement a few weeks ago about their FLIR partnership, Movidius is making another pretty significant announcement regarding their Myriad 2 processor. They’ve incorporated it into a new USB device called the <i>Fathom Neural Compute Stick</i>.<p>You can plug the Fathom into …

The company behind a human-like AI bot who organizes your meetings just raised $23 million to take on Facebook and Microsoft

x.ai is the company behind Amy Ingram, a virtual PA designed to schedule meetings for busy executives by taking away the long email trail that usually goes with getting time in the calendar.<p>To use Amy Ingram, users just need to link their calendars and then CC amy@x.ai into their next email …

Driverless lorries to be trialled in UK

<b>Driverless lorries are to be trialled in the UK, Chancellor George Osborne is expected to confirm in his Budget speech this month.</b><p>The Department for Transport said the UK would "lead the way" in testing driverless "HGV platoons".<p>The technology enables vehicles to move in a group, using less fuel, …

Microsoft's Xiaoice AI becomes the first live TV weather host

Even though machines can now generate clickbait headlines and automatically write earthquake news reports in the name of journalism, live television has remained shielded from artificial intelligence. That hasn't stopped Microsoft from trying to influence proceedings with its machine learning …

Artificial Intelligence

Elon Musk, Amazon Create Artificial Intelligence Research Center

Several technology giants have banded together to invest $1 billion to research artificial intelligence, an increasingly important technology used in …

Bank of England: 15 million British jobs at risk from robots

Robots could replace 15 million British workers in the "third machine age", according to the Bank of England's chief economist. That's almost half of …

We’ve Got This Whole Unicorn Thing All Wrong!

“Unicorn” is the term du jour in Silicon Valley, used to describe a startup with a valuation of more than a billion dollars. Fortune Magazine started …

Artificial Intelligence

4 robots Pepper animent les rayons chez Carrefour

Les clients du Carrefour de Claye-Souilly en Seine-et-Marne ont pu faire connaissance depuis mardi avec 4 robots Pepper, présents dans le supermarché …

Robotique

Meet The Scary Little Security Robot That’s Patrolling Silicon Valley

The K5 never tires on patrols and only costs $6.25 an hour. But at least it’s not armed–for now.<p>Here’s why several companies are apparently considering hiring the K5 security robot, despite its strange appearance. It patrols your grounds continuously, no need for sitting down or going outside to …

Silicon Valley

Robots learn to evolve and improve

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/science_environment/1185000/1185837_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524617440_a9e4ec57141b8c1289022224c1a2831d<p><b>Engineers have developed a robotic system that can evolve and improve its performance.</b><p>A robot arm builds "babies" that get progressively …