Tech Companies And Car Owners Looking For Solutions For Autonomous Cars

In order to implement the vision of the self-propelled car, Autobauer increasingly cooperates with tech companies. A newly established consortium of telecommunications, technology, and the auto manufacturer wants to drive the development of the necessary network infrastructure.

Take the hands of the steering wheel on the highway, drive through the roundabout with your eyes closed, or take a nap on the driver’s seat at the end of the day – autonomous cars are to make all this possible.

If it happens to some car manufacturers, then rather today than tomorrow. However, to make the dream of the self-propelled car come true, a mature infrastructure is essential for data exchange.

With a view to accelerating its expansion, a number of well-known companies from the telecommunications, engineering and automotive industries have now joined forces to form a new con

In order to implement the vision of the self-propelled car, Autobauer increasingly cooperates with tech companies. A newly established consortium of telecommunications, technology, and the auto manufacturer wants to drive the development of the necessary network infrastructure.

Take the hands of the steering wheel on the highway, drive through the roundabout with your eyes closed, or take a nap on the driver’s seat at the end of the day – autonomous cars are to make all this possible.

If it happens to some car manufacturers, then rather today than tomorrow. However, to make the dream of the self-propelled car come true, a mature infrastructure is essential for data exchange.

With a view to accelerating its expansion, a number of well-known companies from the telecommunications, engineering and automotive industries have now joined forces to form a new consortium.

The term “Automotive Edge Computing Consortium” cooperating companies Ericsson, Toyota, Intel, Nippon Telegraph, NTT Docomo and Japanese auto parts maker Denso to create the conditions for smart driving and real-time maps.

For Intel and Ericsson, it is not the first effort in the field. Both companies have been cooperating for some time with Autobauer BMW: Intel to develop new vehicles together with the miners and Ericsson to test the 5G technology on highways, The new merger will ensure the smooth communication between autonomous cars and the cloud.

According to the consortium, the consortium is committed to decentralized data processing. The network capacity is to be significantly increased by so-called edge computing.

Companies expect data traffic to increase by tens of thousands of today’s levels by 2025 between cloud and vehicle. This requires a new infrastructure for data centers and networks.

The focus of the consortium is also the use of mobile devices in the vehicle. To this end, application examples are to be developed, and corresponding companies are to be brought in for their implementation. The formation of the new initiative again illustrates how the development of autonomous cars is increasingly unifying industries that have hardly touched each other before.

In addition to Intel, the chip maker Nvidia, which is mainly known for its graphics cards, has been actively involved in the realization of intelligent cars since the beginning of the year. The company cooperates with Audi, VW, Daimler, Bosch, and ZF to provide processors for artificial intelligence.

The efforts of the “Automotive Edge Computing Consortium” are to show first results in the coming months. The consortium has not yet submitted a precise timetable for the planned network expansion.

Artificial Skin Grafts May Prevent Diabetes in Humans

Genetic engineering has been able to produce unusual solutions to serious physiological problems, but a lot is still in the testing phase. The novelty now, which has been developed by researchers at the University of Chicago, may be the solution to the problems of diabetes in a relatively straightforward way: using artificial skin grafts with the altered DNA structure.

To prove if this is indeed possible, the scientists performed tests on laboratory mice. First, the animals had their stem cells altered as infants so that it was feasible to control the levels of insulin produced by their pancreas. Then they were subjected to different diets, from greasier to healthier.

Less appetite, more health

In the cases of rats that ate more damagingly (considering that obesity

Genetic engineering has been able to produce unusual solutions to serious physiological problems, but a lot is still in the testing phase. The novelty now, which has been developed by researchers at the University of Chicago, may be the solution to the problems of diabetes in a relatively straightforward way: using artificial skin grafts with the altered DNA structure.

To prove if this is indeed possible, the scientists performed tests on laboratory mice. First, the animals had their stem cells altered as infants so that it was feasible to control the levels of insulin produced by their pancreas. Then they were subjected to different diets, from greasier to healthier.

Less appetite, more health

In the cases of rats that ate more damagingly (considering that obesity is one of the major causes of type 2 diabetes), modified skin grafts prevented them from developing the disease.

The method uses a gene that encodes the hormone called glucagon-like peptide 1, or GLP-1. It is responsible for decreased appetite and for regulating the level of blood sugars.

Still far from being a definitive solution to diabetes, the method shows that the use of genetically modified skin grafts can help to develop cures for health problems in a more lasting way and with fewer side effects.

SpaceX by Elon Musk Prepares to Send HPE Supercomputer to Space

On Monday, August 14, 2017, SpaceX of Elon Musk sends its space cargo spaceship Dragon into space with a Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) supercomputer on board. This supercomputer, called Spaceborne Computer, is part of a year-long experiment by HPE and NASA to run a high performing commercial computer system in space, which has never been done before.

The goal is that the system works perfectly in the challenging conditions of space for a year – roughly the time it will take to get to Mars.

Many of the calculations required for space research projects are still being carried out on Earth because of limited space – based computer capabilities, which creates a challenge when transmitting data to the Earth, Space, and space.

Although

On Monday, August 14, 2017, SpaceX of Elon Musk sends its space cargo spaceship Dragon into space with a Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) supercomputer on board. This supercomputer, called Spaceborne Computer, is part of a year-long experiment by HPE and NASA to run a high performing commercial computer system in space, which has never been done before.

The goal is that the system works perfectly in the challenging conditions of space for a year – roughly the time it will take to get to Mars.

Many of the calculations required for space research projects are still being carried out on Earth because of limited space – based computer capabilities, which creates a challenge when transmitting data to the Earth, Space, and space.

Although this approach works for space exploration on the Moon or Low Earth Orbit where astronauts can be in near real-time communication with the Earth once they move farther and closer Of Mars, they will experience greater latencies of communication.

It may take up to 20 minutes for communications to reach Earth, then another 20 minutes for answers to arrive at the astronauts. Such a communication delay would make exploration in the field difficult and potentially dangerous if astronauts are faced with mission critical scenarios that they are not able to solve themselves.

Successful space exploration, Low earth orbit will only be possible after developing sophisticated onboard computer resources that will be able to extend the availability periods. For this to happen, the viability of space technology must be improved to ensure the survival of astronauts. By sending a supercomputer into space, HPE takes the first step in this direction.

As a general rule, for NASA to validate the sending of computers into space, systems must be “sturdy” or “hardened” to withstand the unique conditions of space. Indeed, radiation, solar flares, subatomic particles, micrometeorites, unstable electricity supply and irregular cooling are all factors that make the operation tricky.

This physical hardening takes time, money and adds weight. HPE took a different approach, and the system was “hardened” with software. It has also passed at least 146 safety tests and certifications in order to be approved by NASA to go into space.

Smart Software Learns to Run And Play Football

The idea of a dystopia in which intelligent machines learn human tasks and resolve to put an end to our existence, so common in literature and science fiction cinema, seems to be only a matter of time.

More proof of this comes from DeepLoco, a computer program created at the University of British Columbia in the United States, which has learned a number of activities by itself.

The intelligent software uses machine learning and was created just to develop skills on its own. In this way, it discovered how to walk and run in the open or between obstacles, just as it learned to play football – or at least carries it with the feet. The video below shows some of the capabilities of DeepLoco.

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The idea of a dystopia in which intelligent machines learn human tasks and resolve to put an end to our existence, so common in literature and science fiction cinema, seems to be only a matter of time.

More proof of this comes from DeepLoco, a computer program created at the University of British Columbia in the United States, which has learned a number of activities by itself.

The intelligent software uses machine learning and was created just to develop skills on its own. In this way, it discovered how to walk and run in the open or between obstacles, just as it learned to play football – or at least carries it with the feet. The video below shows some of the capabilities of DeepLoco.

In the future, DeepLoco can make a very impressive contribution to the development of games in the future. If the evolving characters of Mordor Shadows are already attractive, imagine characters not controlled by the player with the ability to learn new skills as the game unfolds?

Research Shows Young Parents Prefer Robots to Care For Them in Old Age

If before the parents loved the idea of being looked after by their children as they age, the generation of the “fathers of the millennium” follows a very different way of thinking.

For them, enlist the help of artificial intelligence or even robots is the preferred option to depend on their – the so – called “alpha child” born from 2010.

At least this is what indicates a research done by the IEEE on the impact of the AI on the generations of parents and children. The study, involving 600 fathers and mothers between the ages of 20 and 36, found that 63 percent of them would rather have a robot to help them than rely on their offspring for independent living as a senior.

From robot-babysitters to AI teachers

This preference for robots is not only limited independent li

If before the parents loved the idea of being looked after by their children as they age, the generation of the “fathers of the millennium” follows a very different way of thinking.

For them, enlist the help of artificial intelligence or even robots is the preferred option to depend on their – the so – called “alpha child” born from 2010.

At least this is what indicates a research done by the IEEE on the impact of the AI on the generations of parents and children. The study, involving 600 fathers and mothers between the ages of 20 and 36, found that 63 percent of them would rather have a robot to help them than rely on their offspring for independent living as a senior.

From robot-babysitters to AI teachers

This preference for robots is not only limited independent living. The study also found that 80 percent of parents believe that using AI will help their children learn from an early age – and even faster than in their generation.

Similarly, 74% of them would consider using a robot as a teacher for their children, and 40% of respondents said they would accept using a nanny robot to care for their children.

Much of the reason for this would simply come from the ease it would bring to everyday life. 45%, for example, agree that these technologies “minimize frustration as a parent,” while 64% think using it would give them “more time to do other things.” 63%, however, admit that this would affect the time they spend with their children.

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Do you think they want to stop it? No way. 48% of parents said they would think about having a “pet robot” for their child. It is worth noting that mothers were more apprehensive about this decision, with only 42% being receptive to 55% for men.

Already at the time of having your child drive a car for the first time against the fear of leaving them in an autonomous car, we have a close ratio: 31% of them find the first option more worrisome, against only 25% in the second. The remaining 44% see both as something to fear.

Last but not least, the study also pointed out that the presence of these technologies has further influenced the type of choice that parents expect their children to follow. 74% of them said they would encourage them to an engineering career.

How Video Games And Virtual Reality Are Revolutionizing Medicine

Researchers from the city of Barcelona, Spain, have discovered a new way to bring technology into hospitals: using video games techniques, augmented reality and 3D modeling.

The new technology depends on artificial intelligence and image processing. With this, they are able to collect tissue samples that are extremely important for the early diagnosis of lung cancer, for example.

But the primary motivation of doctors is that with these techniques, they do not need to change existing procedures, as well as the instruments used for procedures. In addition, novelty is more effective, faster and more accurate.

How it works

The technique will plan a route so doctors can find a possible injury and still determine the best tool to collect the sample.

In addition to the intervention, it is feasible to review a simulation previously with methods of image pro

Researchers from the city of Barcelona, Spain, have discovered a new way to bring technology into hospitals: using video games techniques, augmented reality and 3D modeling.

The new technology depends on artificial intelligence and image processing. With this, they are able to collect tissue samples that are extremely important for the early diagnosis of lung cancer, for example.

But the primary motivation of doctors is that with these techniques, they do not need to change existing procedures, as well as the instruments used for procedures. In addition, novelty is more effective, faster and more accurate.

How it works

The technique will plan a route so doctors can find a possible injury and still determine the best tool to collect the sample.

In addition to the intervention, it is feasible to review a simulation previously with methods of image processing and 3D modeling of how it would be a bronchoscopy analyzing the anatomy of each patient. The same technology is used in the creation of video games.

To prepare, the patient only needs a CT scan, which will be used as a template for his bronchi. With the novelty, the process becomes easier and cheaper and drastically reduces the possible interventions that may fail.

Google is Helping to Create Journalistic Artificial Intelligence in Europe

Here is the proof that artificial intelligence can prove useful in many fields. According to some news circulating the network, Google has transferred an amount equivalent to 706 thousand euros ($806,000) to the Press Association to assist the Digital News Initiative, which is responsible for supporting digital journalism.

According to the press release, the Press Association will work with startup Urbs Media to produce about 30,000 local stories in the UK and Ireland with the help of software.

However, it will not be solely responsible for this material, since human journalists will contribute to producing more detailed stories on topics such as crime and health, while the Radar AI tool (developed by the startup) would fill gaps and help locate the article.

As for the amount passed on by Google, it would be us

Here is the proof that artificial intelligence can prove useful in many fields. According to some news circulating the network, Google has transferred an amount equivalent to 706 thousand euros ($806,000) to the Press Association to assist the Digital News Initiative, which is responsible for supporting digital journalism.

According to the press release, the Press Association will work with startup Urbs Media to produce about 30,000 local stories in the UK and Ireland with the help of software.

However, it will not be solely responsible for this material, since human journalists will contribute to producing more detailed stories on topics such as crime and health, while the Radar AI tool (developed by the startup) would fill gaps and help locate the article.

As for the amount passed on by Google, it would be useful to create tools capable of obtaining information from public databases in the United Kingdom.

Radar would also have the function of generating graphics for these materials, as well as adding important videos and photos to those contents. However, it is worth mentioning that this software will only be used from 2018.

Human journalists will still be vital to this process, but [Radar] allows to turn to artificial intelligence to increase the volume of local stories that would be impossible to deliver manually.

But does it work?

While some may regard this initiative as visionary, others imagine that in practice it may not work as well. One is Tim Dawson, president of the National Union of Journalists.

“The real problem in the media is too little bona fide reporting. I don’t believe that computer whizzbangery is going to replace that. What I’m worried about in my capacity as president of the NUJ is something that ends up with third-rate stories which look as if they are something exciting, but are computer-generated so [news organizations] can get rid of even more reporters,” Dawson said in an interview with The Guardian.