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Mark Harris / IEEE Spectrum:
Nexar AI dashcam app raises $10.5M, has profiled driving behavior of over 7M cars   —  If you've been out on the streets of Silicon Valley or New York City in the past nine months, there's a good chance that your bad driving habits have already been profiled by Nexar.
Jun 20, 2016, 12:05 PMIn context
Lee Gomes / IEEE Spectrum:
Google's Chris Urmson envisions decades-long incremental rollout of self-driving cars, beginning in locations with good weather and easy driving conditions   —  Google Self-Driving Car Will Be Ready Soon for Some, in Decades for Others  —  If you're one of the millions of people pining …
Mar 19, 2016, 8:20 PMIn context
Mark Harris / IEEE Spectrum:
Lidar sensors in most self-driving cars vulnerable to hacking with $60 off-the-shelf Raspberry Pi and a low-powered laser kit   —  Researcher Hacks Self-driving Car Sensors  —  The multi-thousand-dollar laser ranging (lidar) systems that most self-driving cars rely on to sense obstacles …
Sep 8, 2015, 3:50 AMIn context
Lee Gomes / IEEE Spectrum:
Facebook AI Director Yann LeCun on His Quest to Unleash Deep Learning and Make Machines Smarter   —  Deep Learning expert Yann LeCun leads Facebook's AI research lab.  —  Artificial intelligence has gone through some dismal periods, which those in the field gloomily refer to as “AI winters.”
Feb 23, 2015, 10:40 AMIn context
Neil Savage / IEEE Spectrum:
Researchers working on a light-based “Li-Fi” wireless system capable of 100 Gbps speeds, requires direct line of sight to a receiver   —  Li-Fi-like System Would Bring 100-Gbps Speeds Straight to Your Computer  —  The light that zips data across the Internet's backbone used …
Feb 16, 2015, 1:50 AMIn context
Evan Ackerman / IEEE Spectrum:
iRobot Announces Create 2: An Updated, Hackable Roomba   —  Building and maintaining robots is one of the biggest obstacles in robotics research: when you're spending all of your time just figuring out how to get a robot to work and then keeping it working, you end up spending none of your time teaching that robot to do anything useful.
Dec 15, 2014, 6:01 AMIn context
Mark Harris / IEEE Spectrum:
Google's first self-driving car and Street View cameras were developed by 510 Systems, a startup the company quietly bought in 2011   —  The Unknown Start-up That Built Google's First Self-Driving Car  —  Two of Google's signature innovations, Street View cameras and self-driving cars …
Nov 30, 2014, 2:45 PMIn context
Lee Gomes / IEEE Spectrum:
Interview with AI expert Michael Jordan on big data, machine learning, and our current limits   —  Machine-Learning Maestro Michael Jordan on the Delusions of Big Data and Other Huge Engineering Efforts  —  The overeager adoption of big data is likely to result in catastrophes of analysis comparable …
Oct 27, 2014, 1:55 AMIn context
Mark Harris / IEEE Spectrum:
How Google set some test parameters when it passed Nevada's autonomous vehicle testing license exam in 2012   —  How Google's Autonomous Car Passed the First U.S. State Self-Driving Test  —  Regulations governing Google's experimental self-driving cars will come into effect on California's roads starting 16 September.
Sep 14, 2014, 1:55 PMIn context
William A. Radasky / IEEE Spectrum:
Digitally controlled infrastructure is increasingly vulnerable to electromagnetic weapons   —  Electromagnetic Warfare Is Here  —  A briefcase-size radio weapon could wreak havoc in our networked world.  In the 2001 action movie Ocean's Eleven, criminals use an electromagnetic weapon to black out a portion of Las Vegas.
Sep 1, 2014, 1:55 AMIn context

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