CogX will have a panel on The Impact of AI on Healthcare on Wednesday 21 June which you don’t want to miss featuring DeepMind’s Senior Clinician Scientist, Dr Dominic King. What do you think: Will AI have a bigger impact on healthcare than Penicillin?
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The car maker is expected to roll out a software update this week that will improve Enhanced Autopilot, which is the company’s new semi-autonomous system.
The upcoming software update will help bring cars with Enhanced Autopilot up to speed. CEO Elon Musk said during Tesla’s shareholder meeting last week that the next software update will “exceed the experience of the hardware one cars.” He also said that the system will “advance very rapidly from there,” hinting that more updates will soon follow.
On Sunday, Musk said via Twitter that the over-the-air update should happen this weekend and that it will include “additional smoothness improvements to longitudinal control.” According to a report from Electrek, the update will also give cars with Enhanced Autopilot the ability to perpendicular park on their own.
If you’ve been rolling your eyes waiting for a real superstar to adopt a chatbot in earnest, click here. Katy Perry’s Messenger bot, developed by the boutique firm that built them for Snoop Dogg and the fictionally naughty Christian Grey from Fifty Shades of Grey, is now live where some 66 million followers can find it.
Persona co-founder and bot designer Josh Bocanegra, who takes pride in focusing on little personal details
that make a bot seem more human — Christina Milian’s bot pretends to be typing for an instant before it replies, rather than robo-responding instantaneously — isn’t ready to talk about Perry’s bot in detail yet. But you can see the attention to detail in the way it explains clearly to new followers how to interact with its guided conversations.
Researchers at Bielefeld University have developed a grasp system with robot hands that autonomously familiarizes itself with novel objects. The new system works without previously knowing the characteristics of objects, such as pieces of fruit or tools. The knowledge gained from this project could contribute to future service robots, for instance, that are able to independently adapt to working in new households.
Our system learns by trying out and exploring on its own – just as babies approach new objects,” says
neuroinformatics Professor Dr Helge Ritter , who heads the Famula project together with sports scientist and cognitive psychologist Professor Dr. Thomas Schack and robotics Privatdozent Dr. Sven Wachsmuth.
In the emoji search box, you can now tap the emoji handwriting icon to draw emoji directly onto the screen. Your drawing will automatically be recognized and show results for your favorite emoji. Also, to help you up your texts per minute, Gboard now includes phrase suggestions to predict what you plan to type next. For example, try typing “looking forward” and Gboard suggests “to seeing” or “to it” as you type. This is supported in English today and will be rolling out to more languages soon. It’s not working for me yet in the UK 🙁
It’s the latest move by Microsoft to expand its reach in the market for business intelligence and data visualization, competing against Seattle-based Tableau Software and other rivals. Features of Power BI Premium include the ability to distribute data visualisations to recipients who aren’t individually licensed to use the software. The company offers a pricing calculator to determine cost for large companies, depending on the number and type of users.
Founded by a set of Georgia Tech science professors, the company was a “response to the effects of offshoring textile and apparel manufacturing had on the US economy,” said CEO Palaniswamy “Raj” Rajan. They’ve received a $2 million grant from the Walmart Foundation and a $3 million Series A from CTW Venture Partners. This latest round is a Series A1.
“Most automation in textiles and apparel is operation specific — focused on automating a particular process— and still require an operator to feed and manage the machine,” said Rajan. “Using our patented computer vision technology, SoftWear’s fully automated Sewbots are able to replace the operator without making any modifications to the material.”