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Toyota CEO Sounds Ambivalent About EVs, But EV Plans Still On Track

Toyota CEO Sounds Ambivalent About EVs, But EV Plans Still On Track

In a recent interview with Automotive News , the CEO of Toyota, Akio Toyoda, was quoted discussing the company’s electric vehicles plans — seemingly making it clear that the CEO (and company namesake) remains somewhat ambivalent about the tech. This isn’t too surprising, as the company has been taking its time entering the plug-in electric vehicle market in a serious …

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Fossil Find Suggests Dinosaurs Crossed North America Before Extinction

Fossil Find Suggests Dinosaurs Crossed North America Before Extinction

Tooth of a horned dinosaur from Mississippi. | A single dinosaur tooth is helping paleontologists better understand what North America looked like right before non-avian dinosaurs went extinct. Prior to 68–66 million years ago, hefty horned dinosaurs migrated from western North America to the east. One such animal died sometime after the lengthy journey, perhaps falling victim to a bloodthirsty …

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Remote Operations – Getting the Most from Your People and Assets

Remote Operations – Getting the Most from Your People and Assets

Remote Operations – Getting the Most from Your People and Assets In Part One of this series, How to Get Started with IoT , we took a look at how to generate quick returns on IoT investments. There are four fast paths to IoT payback: Connected Operations, Remote Operations, Predictive Analytics, and Predictive Maintenance. In Part Two of this series, …

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Adding an IoT dimension to le Tour

Adding an IoT dimension to le Tour

Credit: Apple The Tour de France pro cycling race is one of the oldest and most prestigious annual sporting events in the world. Each year about 200 cyclists compete during most of July in a race that crosses some 2,200 miles of varied terrain in France. The first Tour de France was in 1903. Back then it attracted mostly local …

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Himalayan powerhouses: how Sherpas have evolved superhuman energy efficiency

Himalayan powerhouses: how Sherpas have evolved superhuman energy efficiency

Sherpas have evolved to become superhuman mountain climbers, extremely efficient at producing the energy to power their bodies even when oxygen is scarce, suggests a new study led by University of Cambridge and UCL researchers, published today in the Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) . The findings could help scientists develop new ways of treating hypoxia – lack …

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Technology taking over: Google’s artificial intelligence beats Chinese master in Ancient game of Go

Technology taking over: Google's artificial intelligence beats Chinese master in Ancient game of Go

The victory over the world’s top player, which many thought would take decades to achieve, underlines the potential of artificial intelligence to take on humans at complex tasks. Photo: Reuters A Google artificial intelligence program defeated a Chinese grand master at the ancient board game Go on Tuesday, a major feather in the cap for the firm’s AI ambitions as …

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Google’s AlphaGo A.I. beats world’s number one in ancient game of Go

Google's AlphaGo A.I. beats world's number one in ancient game of Go

Wuzhen, China — Computer 1, human 0. The rise of the machine was fully evident Tuesday when a Google computer beat the world’s number one player of the ancient Chinese board game Go, signifying a major breakthrough in artificial intelligence. Global champ Chinese player Ke Jie , lost his first game against Google DeepMind computer program AlphaGo in Wuzhen. With …

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Cera is building an AI for social care decision support

Cera is building an AI for social care decision support

Can AI overhaul the social care system? That’s the pitch underpinning UK home care provider Cera ‘s plans. The startup has today taken the tiniest baby steps to launch an AI chatbot that it hopes will, at an unspecified point in future, be able to assist carers with recommendations for home care of people with conditions such as dementia. And …

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Nuance and DFKI Jointly Advance Cognitive and Conversational AI for Autonomous Driving

Nuance and DFKI Jointly Advance Cognitive and Conversational AI for Autonomous Driving

New study one of many projects underway as Nuance opens office at DFKI as part of expanded partnership for automotive, healthcare and enterprise solutions BURLINGTON, Ma. and SAARBRUECKEN, Germany, May 23, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN ) announced it has expanded its partnership with Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz (DFKI GmbH), the German Research Center …

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When artificial intelligence botches your medical diagnosis, who’s to blame?

When artificial intelligence botches your medical diagnosis, who’s to blame?

Artificial intelligence is not just creeping into our personal lives and workplaces—it’s also beginning to appear in the doctor’s office. The prospect of being diagnosed by an AI might feel foreign and impersonal at first, but what if you were told that a robot physician was more likely to give you a correct diagnosis? Medical error is currently the third …

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