Antonio Ferreira

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How to build a Tech Team for Blockchain projects

As a CTO and Tech Consultant, I’ve been been working closely with entrepreneurs and corporates on innovative products for the past 8 years. Since …

Blockchain

BMW, GM, Ford and Renault launch blockchain research group for automotive industry

Car makers BMW, General Motors, Ford and Renault are the big names behind a new group announced today to explore the potential of the blockchain in the automotive and mobility space.<p>MOBI — the Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative — launches today with over 30 founding members that also include …

An AI can now write its own code

Computer scientists have created an AI called Bayou that is able to write its own software code, reports <i>Futurity</i>. Though there have been attempts in the past at creating software that can write its own code, programmers generally needed to write as much or more code to tell the program what kind of …

13 Tech Trends Worth Watching, From the 2018 SAE World Congress

Car-biz geek-squad gathers to share latest wonders<p>The Society of Automotive Engineers’ annual World Congress—WCX18 in abbrev-speak—aims to be the SXSW of the car-biz’s nerd-illuminati. “Better mousetraps” for accomplishing nearly anything mechanical or electronic onboard a vehicle are displayed …

New Volkswagen CEO signals major changes | Money Talks

I was at the largest Blockchain Hackathon in the world, and this is what I learned

The hackathon was huge. A lot of cool stuff got built and everyone learned a lot. Everything was perfect, and the only flaw I could find was that a …

Authorities in Australia used Apple Watch heart rate data to identify a murder suspect

In a sensational story out of Australia, the heart rate sensor on the Apple Watch was used by authorities to help them identify and arrest a suspect …

Inside BMW’s Effort to Deliver a Self-Driving Machine for 2021

Earlier this year, while celebrating its centennial, BMW told us it plans to offer a self-driving car by 2021 called the iNext. A battery-electric luxury sedan with autonomous capability, developed in partnership with suppliers Intel and Mobileye, the iNext represents an ambitious reach for a …

4 Things Every Leader Should Know Before Starting A Big Data Project

As many as 85% of big data projects fail<p>We were told that "data is the new oil." The Internet of Things combined with the ability to store massive amounts of data and powerful new analytical techniques like machine learning would help derive important new insights, automate processes and transform …

DARPA wants new ideas for autonomous drone swarms

The Defense Department’s research wing is serious about putting drones into action, not just one by one but in coordinated swarms. The Offensive Swarm-Enabled Tactics program is kicking off its second “sprint,” a period of solicitation and rapid prototyping of systems based around a central theme. …

Google's Waymo denies 'masterplan' to harvest data from driverless cars

GOOGLE has “no master plan” to ­harvest the mass of data that will be generated by its self-driving cars arm.<p>The assurance from John Krafcik, the chief executive of Waymo, comes in the wake of the Facebook scandal, where millions of users’ details were shared with other businesses.<p>Mr Krafcik said …

Autos

The Uber Crash Won't Be the Last Shocking Self-Driving Death

Everyone working in the autonomous vehicle space said it was inevitable. In America—and in the rest of the world—cars kill people, around 40,000 in …

Italy's robot concierge a novelty on the way to better AI

PESCHIERA DEL GARDA, Italy (AP) — Robby Pepper can answer questions in Italian, English and German. Billed as Italy's first robot concierge, the …

The Trouble with Sharing: China's Bike Fever Has Reached Saturation Point

Back in 1987, when I was still a boy, my father, a doctor, attended a medical conference in Communist China. He returned from Beijing with tales of a …

Watching Video Games Is Now Bigger Than Traditional Spectator Sporting Events

Young gamers are spending roughly 3 hours and 25 minutes each week just watching video game activity.<p>After hearing nonstop chatter about Epic Games' <i>Fortnite</i>, I took the plunge and downloaded it on Xbox One last week. There is a steep learning curve, but I became hooked, not only playing the battle …

NVIDIA Pushes Its GPU Technology To The Front And Center Of Artificial Intelligence

At the GPU Technology Conference (GTC) in Santa Clara, NVIDIA has unveiled a series of new products that accelerate the research and development of artificial intelligence. The new features and products cement the leadership position of Nvidia in the field of machine learning, deep learning and …

Machine Learning

Health care groups to use blockchain to improve provider data

Blockchain, the technology behind bitcoin, is creeping into the health care space.<p>A growing number of researchers and companies are finding that blockchain -- a permanent, openly accessible record of transactions -- can make sharing and accessing data more efficient. On Monday, five health care …

Digital Health

15 Tiny Cars That Need a Motorcycle Engine Swap

Nothing wakes up a tiny little car like a screaming motorcycle engine.<p>While we love little, lightweight cars, sometimes we'd like to see them get just a bit more power and excitement. Which got us thinking: What cars would benefit from a motorcycle-engine transplant? Put big, high-revving power in …

Nissan Infiniti Goes Zen in Fresh Attack on BMW and Audi

Infiniti is recharging its attack on BMW and Audi.<p>The Nissan Motor Co. premium brand wants to use the structural changes enabled by the industry’s …

Tesla Model 3 gets more useful Autopilot controls with steering wheel scrolls/buttons on latest update

When Tesla started delivering the Model 3 last year, it still hadn’t completed its user interface.<p>The automaker has been updating it through over-the-air software updates ever since and the latest update brings better controls with the steering wheel scrolling buttons.<p>Tesla’s software team has been …

Tech Thinks It Has a Fix for the Problems It Created: Blockchain

SAN FRANCISCO — Worried about someone hacking the next election? Bothered by the way Facebook and Equifax coughed up your personal information?<p>The technology industry has an answer called the blockchain — even for the problems the industry helped to create.<p>The first blockchain was created in 2009 …

Blockchain

Elon Musk Shares Tesla Autopilot Video That Shows Incredible Progress

Elon Musk is not standing still. On Sunday, the Tesla CEO shared on his Twitter page coverage about the company’s semi-autonomous Autopilot mode, …

Tesla

Blockchains aren’t just tech, they’re new economic systems

Forget for a moment about the value of the cryptocurrencies that you may or may not own. Instead of thinking of blockchains as investment bets or just cool technology, think of them as entirely new, and previously impossible, economic systems. Because that’s what they are.<p>Just like any economy, a …

Tesla owner almost crashes on video trying to recreate fatal Autopilot accident

Tesla and the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) are both investigating the fatal accident involving a Model X Autopilot in Mountain View last month, but now another Tesla owner also conducted his own little investigation into the accident by following a similar scenario on Autopilot …

China’s AI Supremacy

AI Superpower<p>The development of AI is our modern version of a cold-war arms race, and in 2018, China is laying the groundwork to become the world’s …

The “Black Mirror” Scenarios That Are Leading Some Experts to Call for More Secrecy on AI

Artificial intelligence could sway elections, help Big Brother, and make hackers way more dangerous, suggests a new report<p><i>By Will Knight</i>

73 Mind-Blowing Implications of Driverless Cars and Trucks

I originally wrote and published a version of this article in September 2016. Since then, quite a bit has happened, further cementing my view that …

Facebook Has Lost the Plot

“A silhouette of a man holding a burning torch next to a huge bonfire” by Mohamed Nohassi on UnsplashFoot-in-MouthbookFacebook has lost the plotIf I …

Social Media

Recreating the self-driving experience: the making of the Waymo 360° video

To bring Waymo’s technology to life, we leaned on the unique format of 360 video.<p><i>By Meiling Tan, Head of Marketing, Waymo</i><p>Waymo has been working on …

Virtual Reality

Inside the Chinese Lab That Plans to Rewire the World with AI

Alibaba is investing huge sums in AI research and resources — and it is building tools to challenge Google and Amazon<p><i>By Will Knight</i><p>The ticket kiosks …