Under the Hood of a Self-Driving Taxi, a Look at Computation and Other Core Self-Driving Car Systems

Introduction Auto-pilot or self-driving is one of the hottest topics these days, especially granted the explosion of deep learning algorithms and neural networks. Influential entrepreneurs and companies are competing with each other to be the first to push this technology into its next phase. Recently Oliver Cameron, CEO of Voyage, who was the former Udacity […]

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Shi is Key to Ma’s NASA

Yaoyun Shi recently flew from his Michigan home to Stanford University in sunny California to give a speech on quantum technology. Hundreds of students from the Bay Area’s top universities were waiting for him. The rock star reception reflected Shi’s new position as Chief Scientist of Quantum Technology at Alibaba Cloud. Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba […]

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Alibaba Pumps US$15 Billion into Quantum Computing & AI

Alibaba Group announced its new DAMO Academy for fundamental and disruptive technology research at Alibaba Cloud’s Computing Conference 2017 in Hangzhou. The company will invest US$15 billion into the project, featuring a dozen top-notch international scientists working in quantum computing, machine learning, computer vision, natural language processing, cybersecurity, human-computer interaction, fintech, IoT, hardware, and more. […]

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Six Disruptive AI Platforms for Law

An intelligent revolution of the legal industry has begun. This March The New York Times reported on Luis Salazar, a partner of a small Miami law firm, who discovered bankruptcy cases similar to his client’s by using an online AI legal database. The system also provided a summary and two-page explanatory memo, which to Salazar’s […]

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Good AI Lab Energizes Biotech With AI

Biological data is the key to discovering treatments for incurable diseases. But finding a cure hidden in a mountain of data can be like looking for a needle in a haystack. Unless you have a supercomputer. Enter Silicon Valley-based Good AI lab, which aims to crowdsource the world’s unused FLOPS in order to provide medical […]

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AI Biweekly: 10 Bits from Sept (Pt 2)

Sept. 18 – GE Using AI to Optimize Power Grids General Electric is using AI technology to optimize electricity grids. The technology increases efficiency and apparently can help the industry save up to US$200 billion. The company says it is also applying machine learning capabilities to airplanes, trains, and medical instruments. It has acquired multiple […]

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NVIDIA GTC China: TensorRT 3.0, AI Machine Processor Xavier, and China Partnerships

The annual NVIDIA GTA Conference opened in Beijing on September 26th. The much-anticipated GPU developers’ conference showcased the company’s latest endeavours in AI, deep learning, healthcare, VR, and self-driving cars. In addition to deep learning engine TensorRT 3.0, NVIDIA introduced the HGX-1 hyperscale GPU accelerator powered by Tesla V100 for AI cloud computing, and the […]

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Shenzhen Based RoboSense is the Next DJI for LIDAR

One of the hottest AI topics these days is self-driving cars. According to the recent Boston Consulting Group study, self-driving cars will account for 25% of new car sales by the year 2035, with the market for partially and fully autonomous vehicles hitting a staggering US$77 billion. RoboSense is positioning itself to capitalize on this […]

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Baidu All in AI: DuerOS and Apollo Open Platforms

The “Baidu AI Developers Conference” (Baidu Create 2017) was held July 5 at the China National Convention Center in Beijing. In his keynote speech opening the conference, COO Qi Lu expressed his belief that AI is an historic opportunity for China in terms of talent, technology, capital, market, and policy. He also said Baidu is […]

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Best Time Ever for AI Startups?

Dmytro Shandyba is the CTO of Newzmate, a new Ukrainian artificial intelligence (AI) company using machine learning tools to drive traffic to web news sites. Shandyba brought his startup to the annual innovation conference TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco in the hope of find funding and potential business partnerships. While tech giants like Google and Amazon […]

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