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Audi introduces Alexa voice control for its new e-tron electric vehicle
September 18, 2018

Audi today announced it will provide Alexa voice control for e-tron SUV. Audi’s first all-electric vehicle made its debut Monday and will become available to customers in the U.S. in Q2 2019. Alexa in e-tron vehicles will function similarly to Alexa in an Echo smart speaker in that it can play music, control smart home devices, and launch Alexa skills. Audi intends to bring Alexa to additional vehicles in the future, a company...

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Amazon opens cashierless Amazon Go store in Chicago, its first outside Seattle
September 18, 2018

Amazon today officially expanded its checkout-free grocery stores beyond Seattle with the opening of its very first Amazon Go store in Chicago, located at 113 S. Franklin Street. The new Chicago Amazon Go outlet is open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. Monday to Friday and sells everything from hot meals to takeaway snacks and meal kits. By way of a quick recap, Amazon first unveiled Amazon Go back in 2016, when it garnered considerable...

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SoundHound builds in-car voice assistant for Mercedes-Benz
September 17, 2018

Voice assistants aren’t just the stuff of smartphones, PCs, and smart speakers any longer — they’re migrating to cars. Amazon recently launched Alexa Auto SDK, a toolkit that lets developers adapt the retailer’s natural language processing to infotainment systems, and both Google’s Android Auto and Apple’s CarPlay platforms support voice interactions. Now Mercedes-Benz is joining the fray. The carmaker’s MBUX voice features...

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MIT CSAIL designs AI that can track objects over time
September 16, 2018

Humans draw on an implicit understanding of the physical world to predict the motion of objects — and to infer interactions between them. If you’re presented with three frames showing toppling of cans — one with the cans stacked neatly on top of each other, the second with a finger at the stack’s base, and a third showing the cans lying on their sides — you might guess that the finger was responsible for their demise. Robots...

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Scale and nuTonomy release nuScenes, a self-driving dataset with over 1.4 million images
September 16, 2018

Datasets are the lifeblood of machine learning algorithms — they “teach” artificial intelligence (AI) facts about the world, in a manner of speaking. And in domains such as autonomous driving, it’s vitally important they’re of the highest quality. That’s why nuTonomy today released a self-driving dataset called nuScenes that it claims surpasses in size and accuracy public datasets like KITTI, Baidu’s ApolloScape, and the...

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CB Insights: AI health care startups have raised $4.3 billion since 2013
September 15, 2018

Artificial intelligence is transforming health care, which is hardly news to folks who’ve followed Google subsidiary DeepMind’s collaboration with the U.K.’s National Health Service or Nvidia’s recent investments in medical imaging. But for those who haven’t, a report published today by research firm CB Insights nicely sums up the state of the sector. CB Insight’s latest AI in Healthcare dispatch packs more than a few juicy...

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Autonomous vehicle startup Udelv inks grocery delivery deal in Oklahoma City
September 15, 2018

A select few grocery shoppers in Oklahoma City will soon have their perishables delivered via self-driving car. Autonomous delivery vehicle startup Udelv today unveiled a partnership with Narnia Road and Esperanza Real Estate Investments to supply supermarkets with fleets of autonomous vans. The first vehicle will be delivered in Q1 2019, with a 10-van deployment to follow by the end of next year. The vehicles will ferry food from a number...

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Microsoft acquires AI startup Lobe to help people make deep learning models without code
September 14, 2018

Microsoft today announced it has acquired Lobe, creator of a platform for building custom deep learning models using a visual interface that requires no code or technical understanding of AI. Lobe, a platform that can understand hand gestures, read handwriting, and hear music, will continue to develop as a standalone service, according to the company’s website. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. People have only started to...

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MIT CSAIL researchers develop computer vision system for robots - SD Times
September 11, 2018

Researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have announced a breakthrough in their robotics research. The team is presenting the Dense Object Nets (DON) method, a new system that they say will one day make robots useful in home and office situations. The system uses computer vision to enable robots to understand and manipulate objects as well as find and detect an item in clutter....

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SD Times news digest: DARPA’s AI investment, Samsung’s NYC AI center, and Bitbar’s AI Testbot - SD Times
September 10, 2018

DARPA has announced a $2 billion campaign to develop new AI technologies as part of a program called AI Next. DARPA is currently in the process of pursuing over 20 programs to advance AI beyond second-wave machine learning techniques, in addition to the more than 60 active programs related to applying AI in different capacities. Over the course of the next 12 months, it will issue Broad Agency Announcements for new programs that...

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