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Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Microsoft open sources simulator that lets developers test autonomous drones, cars, robots, and more in a virtual environment   —  Microsoft has made available a beta version of an advanced virtual world for training autonomous drones, as well as other gadgets that move on their own.
Feb 15, 2017, 7:25 PMIn context
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Waymo says disengagement rate per 1K miles driven autonomously dropped from 0.8 in 2015 to 0.2 in 2016, even while miles driven rose to 635K overall   —  Waymo's self-driving software had far fewer disengagements in 2016 than it did in 2015 in the state of California, despite a big increase in the number of miles driven overall.
Feb 1, 2017, 1:55 PMIn context
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Report: Snap Inc. is working on adding lenses that can recognize and interact with landscapes, an extension of the current lenses that recognize faces   —  Snap, Inc. is working on an updated version of its in-app Snapchat lenses that would be able to recognize landscapes as well as faces …
Feb 1, 2017, 11:20 AMIn context
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Tesla files suit against former Autopilot director, says he took proprietary information and tried to poach staff for his new self-driving car startup Aurora   —  Tesla has sued former employee Sterling Anderson, who acted as Director of its Autopilot Programs for just over a year, for breach of contract.
Jan 27, 2017, 8:00 AMIn context
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Report: Amazon expands into sea freight deliveries, acting as a freight forwarder for 150+ ocean freight deliveries from China to US since October 2016   —  Amazon has begun shipping products from Chinese merchant partners to its U.S. warehouses via ocean freighters, the Wall Street Journal reports.
Jan 25, 2017, 11:55 AMIn context
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Uber hires former Google search chief Amit Singhal as SVP of Engineering   —  Uber's latest hire has a storied and accomplished history in Silicon Valley - Amit Singhal, former Senior Vice President of Search and employee number 176 at Google, has joined the ride-hailing company as SVP of Engineering.
Jan 20, 2017, 1:22 PMIn context
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
NHTSA closes probe into June 2016 Tesla crash, clearing Autopilot of fault and praising its safety features, including a ~40% drop in crashes since introduction   —  The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has released its full findings following the investigation …
Jan 19, 2017, 1:01 PMIn context
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Microsoft says it will double the size of its Montreal research and design office over two years and invest $7M in Montreal-based AI research over five years   —  Microsoft is following its acquisition of Montreal-based Maluuba with additional investment in the city that's become quite the artificial intelligence hotbed.
Jan 19, 2017, 4:05 AMIn context
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Department of Labor sues Oracle over discriminatory pay and hiring practices   —  The U.S. Department of Labor has sued Oracle for discriminatory employment practices, the government body announced on Wednesday.  The Department of Labor specifically states that the company has “a systemic practice” …
Jan 18, 2017, 1:45 PMIn context
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Nvidia Shield TV 2017 review: best balance for home entertainment with smart home features, gaming, streaming 4K HDR video, and the upcoming Google assistant   —  Nvidia's Shield line of devices is now more than six years old, and the latest member of the family is the new Shield TV …
Jan 16, 2017, 11:25 AMIn context

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