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Mark Harris / IEEE Spectrum:
Google has spent $1.1B on its self-driving car project since its inception in 2009 through 2015, Waymo employee's deposition in Uber trial implies   —  Google has never publicly shared how much it spends on its self-driving cars.  At first, Project Chauffeur was hidden away in Google's ultra-secret X moonshot program.
Sep 15, 2017, 4:05 PMIn context
Mark Harris / IEEE Spectrum:
Texts between Travis Kalanick and Anthony Levandowski surface in Waymo-Uber court case, covering thoughts on Tesla, Otto acquisition, DMV probe, more   —  The epic court case between Waymo and Uber over self-driving car secrets took a tabloid turn last week, as Waymo's lawyers filed …
Aug 15, 2017, 3:54 PMIn context
David Schneider / IEEE Spectrum:
TOP500 fastest supercomputers: China's Sunway TaihuLight and Tianhe 2 take top two spots as Switzerland's GPU-based Piz Daint replaces US' Titan in third place   —  In June, we can look forward to two things: the Belmont Stakes and the first of the twice-yearly TOP500 rankings of supercomputers.
Jun 20, 2017, 10:55 AMIn context
Evan Ackerman / IEEE Spectrum:
Researchers teach drone to fly autonomously by incorporating an obstacle avoidance AI algorithm which was trained using data from 11.5K crashes   —  “Learning to Fly by Crashing,” a paper from CMU roboticists Dhiraj Gandhi, Lerrel Pinto, and Abhinav Gupta, has such a nice abstract that I'll …
May 14, 2017, 2:10 PMIn context
Rachel Courtland / IEEE Spectrum:
As Moore's Law slows, leading chipmakers weigh adoption of EUV Lithography tech, which may be used to mass produce chips as soon as 2018   —  Intel, TSMC, and other chipmakers weigh extreme ultraviolet lithography, which may be ready by 2018  —  Even after you don a bunny suit and get deep inside Fab 8 …
Nov 1, 2016, 7:55 AMIn context
Rachel Courtland / IEEE Spectrum:
Semiconductor Industry Association: transistors to stop shrinking in 2021, but processors can continue to fulfill Moore's Law with increased vertical density   —  After more than 50 years of miniaturization, the transistor could stop shrinking in just five years.
Jul 23, 2016, 5:35 PMIn context
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

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