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Tesla and Waymo are taking wildly different paths to creating self-driving cars

Autonomous cars won’t happen without tons of data, but Tesla and Waymo have a big head start<p>There’s a race happening right now that stretches from Silicon Valley to Detroit and back: who can make a self-driving car that behaves better than a human driver? It’s a far harder task than it sounded even …

Autonomous Cars

Google's New AI Head Is So Smart He Doesn't Need AI

Google’s heavy investment in artificial intelligence has helped the company’s software write music and beat humans at complex board games. What …

Artificial Intelligence

In a Stunningly Aggressive Email, Elon Musk Gave 5 Brilliant Lessons That Everyone Should Adopt

This wasn't an email suffused with charm. But you can learn a lot from it.<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>He's so funny, that Elon Musk.<p>He's so cool, too.<p>He dresses like a 90s rock star and seems to find the time to have a lot …

Tesla

AI chips may give you a real reason to upgrade your smartphone

Processors with artificial intelligence will spread from today's top-end phones to cars, PCs, security cameras, smart speakers and mainstream phones.<p>You've likely seen artificial intelligence technology spread into apps, devices and services, doing things like recognizing your friends' faces in …

Artificial Intelligence

We're on the Brink of a New Era of Innovation. Will You Survive It?

It's better to prepare than adapt because, by the time you see the need to adapt, it may already be too late<p>One of the most interesting things I discuss in my book <i>Mapping Innovation</i> is what I call the new era of innovation, which will create profoundly new technologies, classes of data and business …

Innovation

I Let Amazon's New Robot Stylist Pick My Outfits for a Week

Earlier this year, Amazon asked me if I'd like to test its new Echo Look, "the first artificially intelligent style assistant with Alexa," as the …

Clothing

MIT’s new headset reads the ‘words in your head’

There’s always been a glaring issue with voice computing: Talking to a voice assistant with other people around makes you feel like a bit of a weirdo. It’s a big part of the reason we’ve been seeing the technology start to take off in the home, where people feel a little less self-conscious talking …

Self-awareness

Vacation like The Jetsons at this luxury space hotel

The Aurora Station could tour you around low-Earth orbit as soon as 2022, if you have $9.5 million to burn. (That includes high-speed wireless internet.)<p>Tired of all those Earth vacations and their boring palm trees, beaches and gravity?<p>US space technology startup Orion Span has unveiled Aurora …

Space Exploration

Massterly aims to be the first full-service autonomous marine shipping company

Logistics may not be the most exciting application of autonomous vehicles, but it’s definitely one of the most important. And the marine shipping industry — one of the oldest industries in the world, you can imagine — is ready for it. Or at least two major Norwegian shipping companies are: they’re …

Autonomous Cars

The Travel Ecosystem: An Industry on the Go - MIT Technology Review

Whether you’re booking a flight, shopping for hotel rooms, or combing aggregator sites for a pop-up deal on a family vacation or adventure trip, …

Travel Industry

A Driverless Future Threatens the Laws of Real Estate

The link between property and transport has been perhaps the most durable in human history.<p>Since the ancients, few things have delivered higher land …

Real Estate

Forces of change: The future of mobility

A number of forces are converging to change the way people and goods travel from point A to point B. The resulting new mobility ecosystem could have …

Technology

If Workers Slack Off, the Wristband Will Know. (And Amazon Has a Patent for It.)

LONDON — What if your employer made you wear a wristband that tracked your every move, and that even nudged you via vibrations when it judged that you were doing something wrong?<p>What if your supervisor could identify every time you paused to scratch or fidget, and for how long you took a bathroom …

Employment

Google CEO Sundar Pichai says AI is more profound than electricity or fire

Google CEO Sundar Pichai, speaking at a taped television event hosted by MSNBC and <i>The Verge</i>’s sister site <i>Recode</i>, said artificial intelligence is one of the most profound things that humanity is working on right now and compared it to basic utilities in terms of its importance.<p>Speaking to <i>Recode</i>’s …

Artificial Intelligence

Forget Iceland — these are the 10 places around the world everyone will be visiting in 2018, according to travelers

We're barely into 2018, but travelers are already chiming in on this year's newest travel hotspots.<p>TripAdvisor recently released its annual list of global travel destinations on the rise, and this year's list includes gems from Croatia to Kenya.<p>TripAdvisor based its rankings on year-to-year …

European Travel

4 Technology Trends That Will Transform Our World in 2018

Predicting the future requires hubris, and it should therefore be met with more than a terabyte of skepticism. In past years, I’ve made some calls …

Internet of Things

Apple’s AI director offers more information about company’s work on self-driving systems

Apple’s machine learning efforts have been highlighted in the past, but the company’s artificial intelligence director dove deeper during a speech this week. As outlined by Wired, Ruslan Salakhutdinov took the stage to offer a closer look at how Apple is using machine learning…<p>Salakhutdinov’s …

These new Honda concept mobility robots are adorable

At CES 2018, Honda is set to unveil its 3E Robotics Concept robots. These are aimed at making people's lives easier through the use of robots, with a focus on helping those with mobility issues navigate their homes and the outside world. There are four robots in total: 3E-A18 is a companion robot …

8 Tech Trends to Keep Your Eye on in 2018

Five tech companies made up a whopping 37 percent of the S&P 500's total gains in 2017. How much more proof do you need than that?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Nearly 60 years ago, Gordon Moore, the co-founder of Intel, coined "Moore's Law," a prediction that would …

Virtual Reality

9 best European retirement destinations

Algarve region, Portugal<p>Jacek Sopotnicki | Getty Images<p>Valletta, Malta<p>Peter Thompson | Heritage Images | Getty Images<p>Saint-Chinian, France<p>Paul …

Retirement

Robots aren't just taking our jobs, they're creating them – here are 21 weird jobs humans will have in the future

However, all is not lost, the group also predicts that there will 21 million new jobs created as a direct result of new technologies. To head off some of the fear and help prepare for the future, the organization came up with 21 jobs they think will materialize over the coming years.<p>"We wanted to …

Artificial Intelligence

I tried the $115 service that lets you fall asleep in LA and wake up in San Francisco, and it blew me away

Someday, I might hail a flying Uber car or climb aboard the Hyperloop for transportation from San Francisco to Los Angeles. In the meantime, a sleepaway bus offers a good alternative.<p>Founded in 2016, Cabin (formerly known as SleepBus) recently launched a chartered bus service between SF and LA that …

San Francisco

This hyperloop company is promising 200 mph travel without the vacuum tubes

Arrivo plans on arriving in Denver by 2021<p>Arrivo, the company founded by former SpaceX and Hyperloop One engineer Brogan BamBrogan, announced today that it had formed a partnership with Colorado’s Department of Transportation to build a hyperloop through the city of Denver.<p>Well, not a hyperloop …

Transportation

This Robot Swarm Finishes Your Grocery Shopping In Minutes

Ocado’s warehouse technology would probably make Jeff Bezos green with envy.<p>“This has to be a render,” is my first thought as I watch these robots moving quickly over a seemingly infinite grid of crates. I am wrong. “Because the robots are brand new, it looks like a render but in fact it’s 100% …

eCommerce

Uber’s ‘flying cars’ could arrive in LA by 2020 — and here’s what it’ll be like to ride one

Los Angeles will be the third test city, and NASA will provide logistical support<p>Uber’s “flying car” project Elevate came whizzing back into view today with a number of key announcements about where it will first appear, who will be working on it, and how this futuristic service will look when it …

Transportation

The Future Of The Transport Industry - IoT, Big Data, AI And Autonomous Vehicles

Tremendous strides by innovators have resulted in some fascinating and intriguing enhancements to the transportation industry. In fact, in many ways, it feels like the future of the transportation industry is already here. These developments will cause transportation companies to rethink job …

Autonomous Cars

Quantifying the driverless startup boom

Joanna Glasner Contributor<p>Joanna Glasner is a reporter for Crunchbase.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Not a minimalist? Startups will gladly store, manage and deliver your items<br>• The state of the unicorn<p>For driverless car startups, raising capital seems to happen on autopilot. Investors and acquirers …

Autonomous Cars

Beyond The Cult Of Human-Centered Design

The design industry’s reigning paradigm is in crisis. It’s time to evolve from human-centered design to humanity-centered design, write Artefact’s Rob Girling and Emilia Palaveeva.<p>On the eve of a historical election, last year’s Fast Company Innovation Festival was about hope and potential. In the …

Design

Saudi Arabia just unveiled a futuristic "mega city" 33 times the size of NYC

Middle Eastern Mega City<p>Saudi Arabia is the world’s largest oil exporter, but falling oil prices have made it more difficult for the country to pay …

Mega Cities

You’re not an AI company until you’re a full-stack company

From Siri and Alexa becoming household names to Apple recently announcing its new HomePod smart speaker, artificial intelligence finally seems to have made the jump from the world of futuristic science fiction straight into our own homes. The variety of tasks that AI creations are taking on is …