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After rolling out its Version 9 of Autopilot a couple of weeks ago, Tesla has followed up with an additional update to equip its vehicles with its Navigate with Autopilot feature, a driver assistance system that brings the vehicles closer to being able to drive on their own.
A future 'quantum internet' could find use long before it reaches technological maturity, a team of physicists predicts. Such a network, which exploits the unique effects of quantum physics, would be fundamentally different to the classical Internet we use today, and research groups worldwide are already working on its early stages of development.
Robots will make robots at a new ABB factory in China, which the Swiss engineering group said on Saturday it plans to build for $150 million in Shanghai as it defends its place as the country's largest maker of industrial robots.
Companies slow to adopt AI-based productivity improvements be warned: Artificial intelligence is the biggest commercial opportunity for companies, industries and nations over the next few decades, according to a recent report from PwC. AI advances will increase global GDP by up to 14% between now and 2030, the equivalent of an additional $15.7 trillion contribution to the world's economy.
Artificial intelligence can be used to determine with considerably accuracy whether a police report is fake or legit, a new study finds. Researchers have developed a computer tool that is able to successfully identify false robbery reports with 80 per cent accuracy by recognising patterns such as lack of detail, the language that is used and the items they claim have been stolen.
Bentonville is following Amazon's lead
Mercedes-Benz Trucks delivered a fully electric eActros for on-road testing to EDEKA. The German retail association will be testing a 25-tonne truck with refrigerated body for one year in Berlin, where it will be used to transport fresh, temperature-sensitive foodstuffs in Germany's capital. The daily route from the warehouse in Grünheide on the outskirts of [...]
Nissan has helped reach an important milestone on the road towards emission-free energy and mobility in Germany. With an innovative charging and energy management solution, the project partners - technology company The Mobility House, energy supplier ENERVIE and transmission system operator Amprion - have qualified the Nissan LEAF for the regulatory requirements needed for primary [...]
What's in a camera? A lens, a shutter, a light-sensitive surface and, increasingly, a set of highly sophisticated algorithms. While the physical components are still improving bit by bit, Google, Samsung and Apple are increasingly investing in (and showcasing) improvements wrought entirely fr...
As described by Tesla: Our most advanced Autopilot feature ever, Navigate on Autopilot is an active guidance feature that, with driver supervision, guides a car from a highway's on-ramp to off-ramp, including suggesting lane changes, navigating highway interchanges and taking exits.
On October 28, Beijing's first fully automated kitchen with robot chefs and waiters will open to the public. Haidilao International Holding Ltd. owns a hot pot restaurant chain and recently partnered with Panasonic Corp. to create the automated eatery. Haidilao plans to expand to 5,000 locations around the world in the future.
Dutch robotics company MX3D has completed the 3D printing of a steel bridge, which will be installed across a canal in Amsterdam next year. Designer Joris Laarman worked with the robotic manufacturing technology start-up to build the 12-metre-long pedestrian bridge, which is being previewed at Dutch Design Week between 20 and 28 October.
Does technology favor tyranny? That's one of the surprising - and unsettling - questions Israeli historian Yuval Noah Harari asks in his much-quoted new book, 21 Lessons for the 21st Century.
With time running out to avoid dangerous global warming, the US's leading scientific body has urged the government to fund research into developing technologies to remove vast quantities of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. The 369-page report, written by a panel of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, underscores an important shift.