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San Francisco

Artificial Intelligence Could Replace 1.4M American Workers

By | Aug 16, 2017 at 3:50 pm

To follow the fickle artificial intelligence industry is to understand, and even appreciate, the fact that it can be interpreted differently by many people. Recently Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk became embroiled in a good old fashioned internet beef when Musk called the Facebook…

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San Francisco

Why the Self-Driving Car Industry Should Worry About Intel

By | Aug 15, 2017 at 9:20 am

Every tech industry has its major players. Streaming video has Netflix as top dog, with Hulu and Amazon Prime at its heels. Uber and Lyft are the two companies synonymous with ride-sharing apps. The nascent self-driving car industry already has its power players and their…

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NYC

Robocar Is a Driverless Racing Machine Right Out of Tron

By | Jul 14, 2017 at 6:15 pm

The renowned automotive futurist and concept designer Daniel Simon, best known for his work on the popular movie Tron: Legacy, Oblivion, and Captain America, has designed a real version of his sci-fi cars for the race track. Roborace developed the world’s first driverless electric racing car and…

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Pittsburgh

3 Reasons Why Pittsburgh Has Soured on Uber’s Driverless Cars

By | May 22, 2017 at 5:50 pm

What was once a beautiful relationship between the city of Pittsburgh and Uber’s Driverless Car Program has come to a tense halt after nine months as Uber hasn’t held up to their end of the bargain, according to the New York Times. Pittsburgh was…

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Phoenix

Google’s Waymo Offers Phoenix Residents a Chance to Try Self-Driving Car

By | Apr 25, 2017 at 12:50 pm

Any parent will tell you that being the human taxicab can be exhausting, stressful, and allows for little time for errands.  To help with daily duties, Phoenix families will soon be able to receive a little help from Waymo, the former Google self-driving car project,…

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Waymo Is Testing Its Self-Driving Car and I Got to Take a Ride

By | Jan 13, 2017 at 2:20 pm

Ever wanted to take a ride in a self-driving car? Well, you might have the chance soon enough. Google’s self-driving car, now under the name Waymo, has been setting up shop in Arizona and has just launched another test-drive in Chandler. I was fortunate enough…

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This Startup Uses Video Games to Program and Test Self-Driving Cars

By | Dec 7, 2016 at 12:50 pm

Self-driving cars have become the dark horse of the technology world. While just a few years ago people assumed this was a futuristic endeavor, the world has begun seeing autonomous vehicles in cities around the world. Unfortunately, the tech is not 100 percent perfected just…

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Self-Driving Police Bikes Could Replace Meter Maids

By | Dec 1, 2016 at 12:50 pm

Driverless vehicles are all the rage in the tech world right now. From self-driving cars to riderless motorcycles, the revolution is just around the corner. And while you might have thought the invention of these vehicles would curb the amount of parking and speeding tickets…

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Beijing

How China Hopes to Shape the Future of AI

By | Oct 24, 2016 at 3:30 pm

This past May, China announced its AI roadmap for the next three years: The National Development and Reform Commission expects their artificial intelligence sector will give them a market worth topping 100 billion yuan (that’s $15.26 billion) within that time period. Where is China’s AI sector at…

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Here’s What Self-Driving Cars Will Do to Your Daily Commute

By | Oct 20, 2016 at 5:50 pm

With the new wave of self-driving cars, major changes to the driving world are on the horizon. A daily commute in the near-future will be very different once this technology becomes more mainstream. Gone will be the days of traffic stops and hydroplanes. No longer will you have…

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Uber’s Self-Driving Car Is Rolling Out So Fast It’s Scaring People

By | Aug 18, 2016 at 12:33 pm

Self-driving cars have been the talk of the transportation industry for a number of years. Whether it’s because automotive accidents are still one of the top killers in this country, or because Will Smith’s 2004 classic I, Robot made them look so cool, the world seemed on…

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DC

Local Motors Launches Olli Self-Driving Electronic Car At New DC Facility

By | Jun 16, 2016 at 11:07 pm

Today, in National Harbor on the Maryland shore of the Potomac River just south of the Nation’s Capital city, Local Motors held a press conference to open their latest facility and launched the first self-driving car called Olli. Olli is the first autonomous vehicle…

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Driverless Cars Get a Fake City for Testing: What it Means for the Future

By | Nov 10, 2015 at 7:00 pm

When it comes to testing traditional, manually driven vehicles, car companies typically take their vehicles to a large track with lots of loops and straightaways. Unfortunately for driverless cars, those tracks are not all that helpful. Instead, the testing of driverless cars requires more…

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San Francisco

Who Needs a Dog When You’ve Got a Pet Drone?

By | May 15, 2015 at 10:00 pm

They call it the camera reinvented. I wouldn’t disagree with that, but I would also like to say that it’s so much more than just a reinvented camera. I mean, after all, this one flies. Lily was created as a drone for every day,…