Udacity tackles cybersecurity with its latest nanodegree

Udacity tackles cybersecurity with its latest nanodegree

Responding to the talent shortage and increasing demand facing the cybersecurity industry, Udacity said that it is now developing a new nanodegree focused on security. Launched at the security industry’s RSA Conference, details about the new program (including potential partners) are still sketchy (there’s little available on the information page on the Udacity’s website about the program).…
Waymo reportedly applies to put autonomous cars on California roads with no safety drivers

Waymo reportedly applies to put autonomous cars on California roads with no safety drivers

Waymo has become the second company to apply for the newly-available permit to deploy autonomous vehicles without safety drivers on some California roads, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. It would be putting its cars — well, minivans — on streets around Mountain View, where it already has an abundance of data. The company already has…
China’s SenseTime, the world’s highest valued AI startup, raises $600M

China’s SenseTime, the world’s highest valued AI startup, raises $600M





	
	
	
	
	
	
	

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Einride’s autonomous trucks will be Nvidia-powered, and deliveries start this fall

Einride’s autonomous trucks will be Nvidia-powered, and deliveries start this fall

Einride’s T-pod all-electric, self-driving transport vehicle will use the Nvidia Drive AI platform to provide its autonomous smarts, the Swedish technology company revealed today. Einride also announced that the very first customer deliveries of its production T-pod truck will begin this fall, meaning it could be making actual deliveries sooner rather than later. The Nvidia…
Voicery makes synthesized voices sound more like humans

Voicery makes synthesized voices sound more like humans

Advancements in A.I. technology has paved the way for breakthroughs in speech recognition, natural language processing, and machine translation. A new startup called Voicery now wants to leverage those same advancements to improve speech synthesis, too. The result is a fast, flexible speech engine that sounds more human – and less like a robot. Its…
We need to improve the accuracy of AI accuracy discussions

We need to improve the accuracy of AI accuracy discussions

Reading the tech press, you would be forgiven for believing that AI is going to eat pretty much every industry and job. Not a day goes by without another reporter breathlessly reporting some new machine learning product that is going to trounce human intelligence. That surfeit of enthusiasm doesn’t originate just with journalists though —…
IBM Watson CTO Rob High on bias and other challenges in machine learning

IBM Watson CTO Rob High on bias and other challenges in machine learning

For IBM Watson CTO Rob High, the biggest technological challenge in machine learning right now is figuring out how to train models with less data. “It’s a challenge, it’s a goal and there’s certainly reason to believe that it’s possible,” High told me during an interview at the annual Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. With…
Technological solutions to technology’s problems feature in “How to Fix The Future�

Technological solutions to technology’s problems feature in “How to Fix The Future�

Larry Downes Contributor Larry Downes is a senior industry and innovation fellow at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business. He is the author of several books on the Internet and business. In this edition of Innovate 2018, Andrew Keen finds himself in the hot seat. Keen, whose new book, “How to Fix the Future”, was…
A peek inside Alphabet’s investing universe

A peek inside Alphabet’s investing universe

Jason Rowley Contributor Jason Rowley is a venture capital and technology reporter for Crunchbase News. More posts by this contributor: Raise softly and deliver a big exit Mobile delivers high exit multiples despite broader market slowdown Chances are high you have heard of Google. You are likely a contributor to one of the 3.5 billion search queries…
This autonomous 3D scanner figures out where it needs to look

This autonomous 3D scanner figures out where it needs to look

If you need to make a 3D model of an object, there are plenty of ways to do so, but most of them are only automated to the extent that they know how to spin in circles around that object and put together a mesh. This new system from Fraunhofer does it more intelligently, getting…

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