Tesla AI chief explains why self-driving cars don’t need lidar

Tesla's chief AI scientist Andrej Karpathy says pure vision-based approach to autonomous driving will make fully autonomous vehicles possible.

03 July 2021, venturebeat.com

Enjoy the restored Night Watch, but don’t ignore the machine behind the Rembrandt

The computer restoration of this masterpiece illustrates both the benefits and the dangers of AI

03 July 2021, theguardian.com

A Global Smart-City Competition Highlights China’s Rise in AI

Chinese entrants swept all five categories, featuring technologies to improve civic life. But the advances could also be tools for surveillance.

03 July 2021, wired.com

AI Weekly: WHO outlines steps for creating inclusive AI health care systems

The World Health Organization (WHO) outlined steps that must be taken for the development of trustworthy AI in health care.

02 July 2021, venturebeat.com

Insect-sized robot navigates mazes with the agility of a cheetah

Many insects and spiders get their uncanny ability to scurry up walls and walk upside down on ceilings with the help of specialized sticky footpads that allow them to adhere to surfaces in places where no human would dare to go.

02 July 2021, techxplore.com

Biased AI is not just bad for people, it’s harmful for businesses, too

Bias in AI is detrimental to society and can also lead to poor decision-making with harmful impacts on business processes and profitability.

02 July 2021, venturebeat.com

Oracle’s Autonomous Data Warehouse expansion offers potential upside for tech professionals

Oracle execs George Lumpkin, Neil Mendelson, and William Endress weigh in on how Autonomous Data Warehouse handles modern data workloads.

02 July 2021, venturebeat.com

Researchers from Microsoft and global leading universities study the ‘offensive AI’ threat

A group of researchers from Microsoft and seven global leading universities have conducted an industry study into the threat offensive AI is posing to organisations.

Holes in the Solar Atmosphere: Artificial Intelligence Spots Coronal Holes to Automate Space Weather Predictions

Scientists from the University of Graz (Austria), Skoltech and their colleagues from the US and Germany have developed a new neural network that can reliably detect coronal holes from space-based observations. This application paves the way for more

02 July 2021, scitechdaily.com

Attackers use ‘offensive AI’ to create deepfakes for phishing campaigns

In a survey of organizations including Airbus and Huawei, respondents identify the top threats in AI-powered cyberattacks.

02 July 2021, venturebeat.com

Four ways artificial intelligence is helping us learn about the universe

Astronomy is all about data. The universe is getting bigger and so too is the amount of information we have about it. But some of the biggest challenges of the next generation of astronomy lie in just how we're going to study all the data we're collecting.

02 July 2021, techxplore.com

What happened when a ‘wildly irrational’ algorithm made crucial healthcare decisions

Advocates say having computer programs decide how much help vulnerable people can get is often arbitrary – and in some cases downright cruel

02 July 2021, theguardian.com

With Modi squeezing Twitter, India's love for big tech may be ending

An avalanche of criticism over social media against India's farming Bills and an outpouring of revulsion at Modi on Twitter for allegedly doing nothing to save Indians during the pandemic's second wave has convinced the Indian prime minister to tighten the screws on US tech outfits.

02 July 2021, zdnet.com

Virgin Galactic to send Richard Branson into space on July 11

Another billionaire is being sent into space, with the Virgin Galactic founder slated to be a passenger on the SpaceShipTwo Unity test flight.

02 July 2021, zdnet.com

Insect-sized robot navigates mazes with the agility of a cheetah

Engineers have created an insect-scale robot that can swerve and pivot with the agility of a cheetah, giving it the ability to traverse complex terrain and quickly avoid unexpected obstacles. Small, robust robots like these could be ideal for conducting search and rescue operations or investigating other hazardous situations, such as scoping out potential gas leaks.

02 July 2021, sciencedaily.com

Researchers explore how children learn language

New research pinpoints how young children quickly learn language, opening new paths to leverage for machine learning.

02 July 2021, sciencedaily.com

Using computation to improve words: Novel tool could improve serious illness conversations

Conversations between seriously ill people, their families and palliative care specialists lead to better quality-of-life. Understanding what happens during these conversations—and particularly how they vary by cultural, clinical, and situational contexts—is essential to guide healthcare communication improvement efforts.

01 July 2021, techxplore.com

Team uses AI to predict 3D printing processes

Additive manufacturing has the potential to allow one to create parts or products on demand in manufacturing, automotive engineering, and even in outer space. However, it's a challenge to know in advance how a 3D printed object will perform, now and in the future.

01 July 2021, techxplore.com

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