The Self-Driving Project That Could Help China Leapfrog the West

The #Chinese plan to overtake all #selfdriving cars #baidu #AI

  • One of Baidu’s experimental self-driving

    The CEO of Baidu, Robin Li, arrived at his company’s first AI developer conference, held in Beijing this week, in a vehicle that has the potential to reshape the world of self-driving cars.

  • The vehicle was controlled using software that Baidu (50 Smartest Companies 2017) plans to offer for free in the coming years through a project called Apollo.
  • The Apollo platform consists of a core software stack, a number of cloud services, and self-driving vehicle hardware such as GPS, cameras, lidar, and radar.
  • Dawen Zhou, Apollo’s principle product manager, explained that the simulation platform being developed by Baidu would be used to test the code and also to train self-driving algorithms.
  • Since lots of real-world driving data is vital for the continued improvement for Baidu’s self-driving technology, one of the biggest benefits of opening up the Apollo platform is the data Baidu can receive from its partners.

Baidu opens up its software, a stark departure from the normally secretive world of commercial AI development.
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New AI Can Write and Rewrite Its Own Code to Increase Its Intelligence

This new #AI can rewrite its own code to get even smarter  via @futurism

  • This form of probabilistic programming — a code that uses probabilities instead of specific variables — requires fewer examples to make a determination, such as, for example, that the sky is blue with patches of white clouds.
  • Gamalon CEO and cofounder Ben Vigoda showed MIT Technology Review a demo drawing app that uses their new method.
  • However, unlike Google’s version, which relied on sketches it had previously seen to make predictions, Gamalon’s app relies on probabilistic programming to identify an object’s key features.
  • One product, the Gamalon Structure, using Bayesian program synthesis to recognize concepts from raw text, and it does so more efficiently than what’s normally possible.
  • For example, if equipped with a Beysian model of machine learning, smartphones or laptops wouldn’t need to share personal data with large companies to determine user interests; the calculations could be done effectively within the device.

Teaching machines could be much easier using this tech.
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What artificial intelligence will look like in 2030

What artificial intelligence will look like in 2030? 
      [via @harvard] #AI #Futurism

  • Harvard Professor Barbara Grosz chairs the AI100 Standing Committee, which has released its first report examining how advances in artificial intelligence might affect urban life in 2030.
  • “Now is the time to consider the design, ethical, and policy challenges that AI technologies raise,” said Grosz.
  • Tackling the ethical and legal quandaries of artificial intelligence with AI pioneer and SEAS professor Barbara Grosz.
  • Every five years for the next 100 years, the AI100 project will release a report that evaluates the status of AI technologies and their potential impact on the world.
  • “But the technology will also create profound challenges, affecting jobs and incomes and other issues that we should begin addressing now to ensure that the benefits of AI are broadly shared.”

New report examines how AI might affect urban life | “Artificial Intelligence and Life in 2030” is the first product of the One Hundred Year Study on Artificial Intelligence (AI100).
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How Self-Driving Cars Work

How Self-Driving Cars Work #fintech #selfdriving #insurtech #AutonomousVehicles #AI

  • Measure the distance from the car to various obstacles.
  • If a car moves into your lane, your car keeps its distance.
  • Car is a Lexus model modified by Google.
  • Displayed some self-driving cars in June.
  • Uses parallax from multiple images to find the distance to various objects.

Uber and Google both made announcements this week that offer the latest signs that autonomous cars have arrived — and may be driving our city streets sooner than we think.
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What artificial intelligence will look like in 2030

What artificial intelligence will look like in 2030? 
    [via @harvard] #AI #Futurism

  • Harvard Professor Barbara Grosz chairs the AI100 Standing Committee, which has released its first report examining how advances in artificial intelligence might affect urban life in 2030.
  • “Now is the time to consider the design, ethical, and policy challenges that AI technologies raise,” said Grosz.
  • Tackling the ethical and legal quandaries of artificial intelligence with AI pioneer and SEAS professor Barbara Grosz.
  • Over the next 15 years, AI technologies will continue to make inroads in nearly every area of our lives, from education to entertainment , health care to security.
  • Every five years for the next 100 years, the AI100 project will release a report that evaluates the status of AI technologies and their potential impact on the world.

New report examines how AI might affect urban life | “Artificial Intelligence and Life in 2030” is the first product of the One Hundred Year Study on Artificial Intelligence (AI100).
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What artificial intelligence will look like in 2030

What artificial intelligence will look like in 2030  #technology #AI

  • Every five years for the next 100 years, the AI100 project will release a report that evaluates the status of AI technologies and their potential impact on the world.
  • “Now is the time to consider the design, ethical, and policy challenges that AI technologies raise,” said Grosz.
  • What artificial intelligence will look like in 2030
  • Over the next 15 years, AI technologies will continue to make inroads in nearly every area of our lives, from education to entertainment , health care to security.
  • The views expressed in this article are those of the author alone and not the World Economic Forum.

Artificial intelligence (AI) has already transformed our lives — from the autonomous cars on the roads to the robotic vacuums and smart thermostats in our homes. Over the next 15 years, AI technologies will continue to make inroads in nearly every area of our lives, from education to entertainment, health care to security.
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What artificial intelligence will look like in 2030

Interesting read on what #AI will look like in 2030. #MachineLearning via @wef

  • Every five years for the next 100 years, the AI100 project will release a report that evaluates the status of AI technologies and their potential impact on the world.
  • “Now is the time to consider the design, ethical, and policy challenges that AI technologies raise,” said Grosz.
  • The views expressed in this article are those of the author alone and not the World Economic Forum.
  • What artificial intelligence will look like in 2030
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Artificial intelligence (AI) has already transformed our lives — from the autonomous cars on the roads to the robotic vacuums and smart thermostats in our homes. Over the next 15 years, AI technologies will continue to make inroads in nearly every area of our lives, from education to entertainment, health care to security.
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