Tag Archives: Google

How a driverless car sees the road

I found this TED talk on self driving cars interesting, particularly the time frame mentioned at the end that Google is aiming for.  If it comes to fruition, it could revolutionize travel by the 2020s. Personally, I’m looking forward to … Continue reading

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What do you use to keep track of the blogs and sites that you follow?

I’m a big user of RSS feeds, and used to pretty much live in Google Reader before Google killed it.  In the months after GR was shut down, I tried a number of different RSS reading services including Feedly, AOL, … Continue reading

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Quantum computing 101with D-Wave’s Vern Brownell

I found this to be an interesting primer on quantum computing.  One take away for me is that quantum processors will be useful for specific purposes, not necessarily as general purpose devices.  This implies to me that we might someday have … Continue reading

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Americans keen on space exploration, less so on paying for it | Pew Research Center

Many Americans are optimistic about the future of space travel, but they don’t necessarily want to pay for it. It’s been that way for some time, actually. A Harris survey taken in 1970 – less than a year after the first moon … Continue reading

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The Unexpected Way Philosophy Majors Are Changing The World Of Business

Dr. Damon Horowitz quit his technology job and got a Ph.D. in philosophy — and he thinks you should too. “If you are at all disposed to question what’s around you, you’ll start to see that there appear to be … Continue reading

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Artificial intelligence is what we can do that computers can’t…yet

I think I’ve mentioned before that I listen to a number of different podcasts.  One of them is Writing Excuses, a podcast about writing science fiction.  One of the recent episodes featured Nancy Fulda to discuss writing about AI realistically. … Continue reading

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As artificial intelligence grows, so do ethical concerns – SFGate

Now that Google is delving even deeper into artificial intelligence, the minds behind “Don’t be evil” might face real questions of right and wrong. This week the Mountain View search titan snatched up DeepMind, which develops artificial intelligence software. The price … Continue reading

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Artificial Intelligence – What You Really Need to Know – Forbes

For those who started their careers in AI and left in disillusionment (Andrew Ng confessed to this, yet jumped back in) or data scientists today, the consensus is often that artificial intelligence is just a new fancy marketing term for … Continue reading

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Self-Driving Cars Moving into the Industry’s Driver’s Seat | IHS Online Pressroom

Self-driving cars (SDC) that include driver control are expected to hit highways around the globe before 2025 and self-driving “only” cars are anticipated around 2030, according to an emerging technologies study on Autonomous Cars from IHS Automotive, driven by Polk. … Continue reading

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Termite inspired robots | Machines Like Us

Inspired by termites and their building activities, the TERMES project is working toward developing a swarm construction system in which robots cooperate to build 3D structures much larger than themselves. The current system consists of simple but autonomous mobile robots … Continue reading

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