Intel, a company that has become a major player in self-driving technology through the acquisition of automotive sensor maker Mobileye earlier this year, will partner with Warner Bros. to convert a self-driving car into one that becomes an experimental entertainment pod.
It’s a huge opportunity, said Intel CEO Brian Krzanich. Those being transported the cars no longer will have to drive or pay attention to the road, so they may want to watch movies or TV. The windows of the car could become screens for augmented reality, or the car itself could be a mobile billboard.”We’re building a partnership with Warner Bros. to bring those experiences to life,” Krzanich said.
While speech recognition technology is still maturing, Mozilla has seen significant barriers to innovation that can put people first. These challenges inspired them to launch Project DeepSpeech and Project Common Voice. Yesterday, they reached two important milestones in these projects for the speech recognition work of the Machine Learning Group at Mozilla.
A machine that can cause people to hallucinate without the use of drugs has been built by scientists. Using VR and AI technologies, researchers have created a device – known as the Hallucination Machine – that can mimic the experience of having psychedelic drugs without the potentially harmful side effects.
The machine uses Google’s DeepDream system of neural networks which is trained to look for patterns and features in images. With a little modification to DeepDream, scientists were able to create videos of patterns overemphasising certain recurring details to make the brain work in overdrive – causing it to see things that aren’t actually there.
A new report published Wednesday and provided exclusively to CNN by Work and Govini, a data and analytics firm that conducts government analysis, warns that the US military must now decide if it wants to “lead the coming revolution, or fall victim to it” amid emerging challenges from China and Russia.
“This stark choice will be determined by the degree to which the Department of Defense (DoD) recognises the revolutionary military potential of AI and advanced autonomous systems,” the report said.
Alibaba is in discussions to invest about 1.5 billion yuan ($227 million) and become the largest backer of Chinese facial recognition startup SenseTime, according to a person familiar with the matter.
The Chinese e-commerce giant is keen on owning a sizeable stake but has no interest in exerting control over the artificial intelligence startup, the person said, asking not to be identified discussing a private deal. SenseTime, which says it’s valued at more than $2 billion, is backed by Qualcomm Inc. and considered one of the more advanced players in machine vision technology.
Baidu has announced that it has entered into a partnership with Xiaomi to develop technologies on AI and IoT.
The partnership aims at using the Chinese internet giant’s conversational AI system DuerOS for the further expansion of the IoT industry. This will give the users a better experience in consumer electronics and smart devices. The deal will also expand China’s smart manufacturing capabilities using AI, IoT, and big data.
Yesterday, Udacity announced that Nvidia will help shape the second term of its robotics software engineer nanodegree program. The effort is led by Nvidia’s Deep Learning Institute, which helps developers, researchers, and others with the tools and training necessary to carry out deep learning.
The first term of the robotics software engineer nanodegree was first offered in March alongside more than 20 industry hiring partners such as Bosch, Lockheed Martin, Uber, and iRobot. Each term of the robotics nanodegree program takes 4 months to complete and costs $1,200 per term. Course curriculum will incorporate Nvidia hardware like the Jetson TX2 developer kit, used in a broad range of devices like drones, robots, and autonomous vehicles to help carry out computation necessary to execute various forms of artificial intelligence.