Richie Estacio

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It Could Be 10 Times Cheaper To Take Electric Robo-Taxis Than To Own A Car By 2030

A new report predicts that we’re on the edge of an incredibly rapid transition to an entirely new transportation system–where it will be so much cheaper and easier to not own a car, you’ll get rid of it as soon as you can.<p>Ask a typical industry analyst how long it might take Americans to take most …

This is how a self-driving car ‘sees’ the road

Ever wonder what an autonomous vehicle ‘sees’ via its sensors, on-board computing and sensor fusion system? This video from Civil Maps, the high-definition maps technology company backed by Ford, reveals some of what’s going on when it comes to combining detailed 3D maps with sensor data culled …

This app uses artificial intelligence to turn design mockups into source code

While traditionally it has been the task of front-end developers to transform the work of designers from raw graphical user interface mockups to actual source code, this trend might soon be a thing of the past – courtesy of artificial intelligence.<p>Copenhagen-based startup UIzard Technologies has …

Artificial Intelligence

A Unified Styling Language

In the past few years we’ve seen the rise of CSS-in-JS, emerging primarily from within the React community. This, of course, hasn’t been without its …

The Hunt For Lost Logos Of The U.S.S.R.

With keen detective work, one designer is compiling the lesser-known graphic history of the Soviet era.<p>Some people collect stamps or postcards. The Lithuanian graphic designer Rokas Sutkaitis collects logos from the Soviet Union–and then posts them on Instagram.<p>Sutkaitis began hunting for …

Voice Recognition Tools Review. Alexa, PocketSphinx, Google API or Project Oxford?

Remember back when every sci-fi book, TV series and film had a computer that could be operated by voice? The hero simply speaks, and the computer …

There's No Doubt That Amazon Alexa Is the Next Big Thing

To take advantage of its voice-command assistant, Amazon has just launched an online hub to make it easy to hook your brand up to it.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Want to ask a question and get a fast answer? There’s a skill for that. In this case, <i>skill</i> is the term …

Mobileye Just Blew Up and Elon Musk Should Be Nervous

Elon Musk has some serious competition — and it’s from a company he turned his back on last year. Mobileye, the computer vision company that used to …

Hey Alexa, does this look infected?

Once you’re done ordering pizza and locking and unlocking your front door, what’s left to do with your Echo? Starting today, HealthTap users will be able to use Amazon’s connected home assistant for medical advice, if they so choose.<p>The online healthcare startup is announcing Alexa integration this …

Smart Homes

Ford just invested $1 billion in a secretive AI startup founded by former Google and Uber execs

The startup, Argo AI, was founded by Bryan Salesky, the former director of hardware for Google's self-driving-car efforts, and Peter Rander, Uber's engineering lead at its autonomous cars center.<p>Argo AI is based in Pittsburgh, Penn. and has hubs in Southeastern Michigan, where Ford is based, and …

Amazon's Alexa escapes the Echo and gets into cars

Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant is making its way into cars in the UK, bringing voice controlled music and even the ability to remotely control smart home devices onto the road.<p>The freeing of Alexa from the confines of Amazon’s Echo and Echo Dot is happening due to the launch of the company’s Alexa …

Smart Homes

Waymo's Self-Driving Cars Stand Out from Pack in New Data from California DMV

Self-driving cars operated by Waymo are logging significantly more miles on California public roads than their competitors, and the Google project’s cars are traveling significantly more miles without experiencing disengagements of their autonomous technology, according to reports released by the …

General Motors

Two Companies Think They’ve Cracked the Autonomous–Car Code

Brake lights flashed. Cars inched forward, sped up, and slowed down. Drivers swooped from lane to lane, searching for the slightest of advantages in the late-afternoon rush. It was all part of a routine commute along Interstate 15—for every car except one.<p>Operating amid the traffic fray was an Audi …

Autonomous Cars

Google Assistant gets more intelligent with new partners

Google announced two new partners getting compatibility with Google Assistant — Belkin Wemo and Honeywell, although it’s limited to Google Home right …

The Robot Work Revolution, How Most Jobs Will Change

New research from McKinsey shows almost half of work today could be automated.<p>The robot worker has arrived and many more are coming — impacting the …

Top 10 Hot Artificial Intelligence (AI) Technologies

The market for artificial intelligence (AI) technologies is flourishing. Beyond the hype and the heightened media attention, the numerous startups and the internet giants racing to acquire them, there is a significant increase in investment and adoption by enterprises. A Narrative Science survey …

Artificial Intelligence

Why 2017 is the year of the bot

In the 2013 movie <i>Her</i>, Theodore Twombly, a lonely writer, falls in love with a digital assistant designed to meet his every need. She sorts emails, helps get a book published, provides personal advice, and ultimately becomes his girlfriend. The assistant, Samantha, is AI software capable of learning …

Artificial Intelligence

Panasonic debuts their own autonomous car concept

Panasonic unveiled its autonomous car concept at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2017 in Las Vegas, which features a futuristic peak into the future of the car interior.<p>At the event, Panasonic executives discussed a future filled with “bubble-like” cabins that carry people to their destination. …

Finally, there’s a company with the courage to test driverless cars on Indian roads

It’s one thing trying to build driverless cars, and entirely another to make them work in Indian conditions.<p>With unruly pedestrians, disorderly drivers, reckless autorickshaws, a variety of slow-moving carts, darting dogs, and the occasional elephant, Indian roads are really something else. But …

Tata Motors

Google made a brilliant pivot to turn around its self-driving-car struggles

It's not a secret that Google has ambitions to become a hardware company.<p>The tech giant unveiled a suite of new hardware products in the fall, like its first smartphone, the Google Pixel, and connected speaker, the Google Home.<p>And now the company is taking the same approach with self-driving cars. …

Thousands sign up for BMW new car-sharing service

BMW has added 40,000 drivers to ReachNow, the company’s car-sharing service currently available in Seattle, Portland, Oregon, and Brooklyn.<p>The platform is built for drivers in urban areas, where car prices and lack of parking space has made it difficult to own a car. The driver pays a small amount …

As Self-Driving Cars Approach, the Auto Industry Races to Rebuild

When Ford executives started dropping in on Silicon Valley startups a couple of years ago, they were met with less than warm receptions. The stalwart …

The first self-driving bus on U.S. public streets is carrying passengers in Las Vegas

A small autonomous bus called an Arma is running a short route along Las Vegas’ Fremont Street, marking, according to transit operator Keolis, the first time a self-driving bus has moved passengers on an American public road.<p>The route is short—just three blocks. And this is only a pilot test, which …

Transportation

Seven automotive trends to watch in 2017

DETROIT — Just how old is that hooptie in your driveway?<p>The average vehicle on American roads is nearly 12 years old, market research shows, as drivers hold on to their old, reliable wheels for longer stretches of time. That has held true even as more people than ever bought new cars last year — …

Automotive Industry

CES 2017: A glimpse into the future of marketing

Posterscope's Jeff Tan peers into the crystal ball that is CES to discover the latest trends for tech and brands.<p>To continue reading this article you …

Marketing

Twelve things you need to know about driverless cars

From forecourt to scrapyard, a new car in the UK lasts an average of 13.9 years, which is why if you got one today, it might very well be the last car you buy. Over the next decade, accelerating autonomous driving technology, including advances in artificial intelligence, sensors, cameras, radar …

Plug-in Hybrid EVs

After Mastering Singapore’s Streets, NuTonomy’s Robo-taxis Are Poised to Take on New Cities

<b>Take a short walk through</b> Singapore’s city center and you’ll cross a helical bridge modeled on the structure of DNA, pass a science museum shaped …

3 human speech characteristics that AI is about to destroy

The Amazon Echo and Echo Dot were the best-selling products across Amazon this year. We are on the cusp of an era where talking to machines will be as natural as talking to humans.<p>With artificial assistants there is a pressure to provide an <i>experience</i>; to give the customer an interaction that is as …

Artificial Intelligence

Oh, get over it! Talking to AI is no weirder than talking to your dog

“Ohhh, you’ve got a new collar? Good boy! Do you want to go for a walk? Would you like that? Would you?”<p>I should have been so embarrassed saying …

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