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Aug 17, 2019

A.I. Is Learning From Humans. Many Humans

Posted by in categories: education, health, robotics/AI, surveillance, transportation

Before an A.I. system can learn, someone has to label the data supplied to it. Humans, for example, must pinpoint the polyps. The work is vital to the creation of artificial intelligence like self-driving cars, surveillance systems and automated health care.

Artificial intelligence is being taught by thousands of office workers around the world. It is not exactly futuristic work.

At iMerit offices in Kolkata, India, employees label images that are used to teach artificial intelligence systems. Credit Credit Rebecca Conway for The New York Times.

Aug 15, 2019

The ‘1,000-MPG’ BMW i3: 56,000 miles on 50 gallons of gas

Posted by in categories: sustainability, transportation

The few available range-extended electric car models give drivers added flexibility by using gasoline engines as onboard backup generators.

But using the range extender too often may consume a significant quantity of gasoline, somewhat offsetting the purpose of owning an electric car for some buyers.

Electric-car advocate Tom Moloughney faced that dilemma about two years ago, when he decided to buy one of the first BMW i3 electric cars in the U.S.

Aug 15, 2019

This car built by college students gets 2,713 miles per gallon

Posted by in categories: energy, transportation

Imagine making the 2,710-mile trip from Philadelphia to Los Angeles using just one gallon of gas.

You might look silly doing it, but students from Université Laval, in Quebec, have theoretically made that outlandish trip possible with their prototype gasoline-powered car that gets 2,713.1 miles per gallon.

The Laval team took home the big prize at this year’s Shell Eco-marathon Americas, a competition in which university students design a prototype car using various fuels, from gasoline to hydrogen fuel cells, in an attempt to maximize efficiency on a Detroit, Michigan test track.

Aug 15, 2019

Tesla is working on new battery that lasts 1 million miles to come out next year, says Elon Musk

Posted by in categories: economics, Elon Musk, sustainability, transportation

Tesla CEO Elon Musk says that the automaker is working on a new battery pack to come out next year which will last 1 million miles.

When talking about the economics of Tesla’s future fleet of robotaxis at the Tesla Autonomy Event yesterday, Musk emphasized that the vehicles need to be durable in order for the economics to work:

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Aug 14, 2019

A robot dispatcher and a self-driving truck just sent a load ‘without any human involvement’

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, transportation

This week, two companies say that their technologies were able to work together successfully broker and transport a load without any human help.

On Thursday, July 8, Starsky Robotics and Loadsmart issued an announcement about the trucking industry’s first autonomous dispatch and delivery.

The companies say that this “marks the first time an autonomous company and a digital broker have collaborated to price, book and load a shipment without any human involvement.”

Aug 14, 2019

Turn your Tesla into a CIA-like counter-surveillance tool with this hack

Posted by in categories: cybercrime/malcode, surveillance, transportation

A software engineer has built an impressive real-time counter-surveillance tool for Tesla vehicles on top of Sentry Mode.

It looks like something the CIA or James Bond would have in their car.

Aug 14, 2019

Human-Powered Car

Posted by in category: transportation

You’ll never have to buy gas again witht his human-powered car.

Aug 14, 2019

The HumanCar — The Gadget Show #FuelFriday

Posted by in categories: futurism, transportation

Polly takes a trip to Oregon USA to meet up with Charles Greenwood and take a spin in his human powered car.

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Aug 9, 2019

A Look At The Emerging Electric Aircraft Sector

Posted by in category: transportation

The reasons electric aircraft make a lot of sense.

The electric aircraft sector — the number of electric aircraft in development increased by roughly 50% over the past year to 170.

Roland Berger: “All indications suggest that we may be on the cusp of a revolution in the aerospace and aviation industries.”

Aug 9, 2019

How Do Self-Driving Cars Work?

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, transportation

Driverless cars seem straight out of the future, but thanks to developments in autonomous vehicle technology, that future could be right around the corner. Similar to the incremental adoption of electric cars — with hybrid models hitting the road first—car manufacturers have been introducing driverless features to conventional vehicles for some time now. Already on the road today we have partially autonomous vehicles, cars and trucks with cruise control, braking assistance and self-parking technology. And industry specialists predict that fully autonomous vehicles could be on the market in a matter of a few years.

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