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Walmart launches on-demand drone delivery pilot. But it might take time before drones deliver your next order

September 16th, 2020 at 3:17 pm » Comments Off

Your future Walmart order might be delivered via drone.  UPDATED: Days after Walmart announced its first drone pilot Sept. 9, the retail giant announced Monday it was teaming up with Zipline “to launch a first-of-its-kind drone delivery operation in the U.S.” and will test on-demand deliveries of select health and wellness products near Walmart’s headquarters […]



Storelift launches autonomous convenience stores using AI and computer vision

September 10th, 2020 at 11:08 am » Comments Off

As physical retail struggles amid the global pandemic, storeowners are rapidly trying to adapt to new realities that also include growing competition from Amazon. But a French startup called Storelift believes it can create a new convenience store concept that leans on many of the same AI and computer vision tools used in Amazon Go […]



Are robots eating our jobs? Not according to AI

September 4th, 2020 at 11:14 am » Comments Off

Automation has been gradually transforming the workplace for years (think Excel spreadsheets or chatbots). As artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and deep learning systems that can learn from each other become more prevalent and smarter (think Alexa or IBM Watson), they continue to replace more manual, repetitive job tasks. Consequently, automation and robots are changing […]



Sometime soon, your car will park itself in urban garages

September 2nd, 2020 at 12:22 pm » Comments Off

A Ford Escape automatically stops as a pedestrian crosses in front during a self park demonstration, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020 in Detroit. Ford, Bosch and real estate company Bedrock are teaming up to test technology that will let vehicles park by themselves in parking decks. The companies are testing the technology using floor-mounted sensors and […]



How robotics and automation could create new jobs in the new normal

August 26th, 2020 at 3:00 am » Comments Off

Depending on who you ask, AI and automation will either destroy jobs or create new ones. In reality, a greater push toward automation will probably both kill and create jobs — human workers will become redundant in certain spheres, sure, but many new roles will likely crop up. A report last year from PA Consulting, […]



Helm.ai pioneers breakthrough…. “Deep Teaching” of neural networks

August 12th, 2020 at 11:15 am » Comments Off

  Helm.ai today announced a breakthrough in unsupervised learning technology. This new methodology, called Deep Teaching, enables Helm.ai to train neural networks without human annotation or simulation for the purpose of advancing AI systems. Deep Teaching offers far-reaching implications for the future of computer vision and autonomous driving, as well as industries including aviation, robotics, […]



Samsung’s automatic dry cleaning wardrobe removes 99% bacteria and is finally on sale!

August 11th, 2020 at 12:25 pm » Comments Off

What is your most hated chore in quarantine? I think its a tie between doing the dishes and laundry. For me, it is definitely laundry just because it takes longer and is so much more tedious! And while folding my clothes I think about Samsung’s AirDresser – an innovative wardrobe designed to steam, deodorize and […]



Japanese robot to clock in at a convenience store in test of retail automation

July 27th, 2020 at 10:07 am » Comments Off

TOKYO (Reuters) – In August, a robot vaguely resembling a kangaroo will begin stacking sandwiches, drinks and ready meals on shelves at a Japanese convenience store in a test its maker, Telexistence, hopes will help trigger a wave of retail automation. Following that trial, store operator FamilyMart says it plans to use robot workers at […]



The ‘android of self-driving cars’ built a 100,000x cheaper way to train AI for multiple trillion-dollar markets

July 26th, 2020 at 1:51 pm » Comments Off

Level 5 self-driving means autonomous cars can drive themselves anywhere, at any time, in any conditions. How do you beat Tesla, Google, Uber and the entire multi-trillion dollar automotive industry with massive brands like Toyota, General Motors, and Volkswagen to a full self-driving car? Just maybe, by finding a way to train your AI systems […]



Amazon is rolling out grocery carts that let shoppers skip checkout lines, bag their groceries and walk out

July 23rd, 2020 at 12:47 pm » Comments Off

Amazon launching smart grocery carts that track shoppers’ items Amazon is launching smart shopping carts at its Woodland Hills, California, grocery store in 2020. Dash Carts are embedded with cameras, sensors and a smart display that automatically track a shopper’s order. Similar to Amazon’s cashierless Go stores, Dash Carts allow shoppers to avoid checkout lines […]



Tesla (TSLA): Elon Musk says ‘very close’ to level 5 autonomy complete

July 18th, 2020 at 2:40 am » Comments Off

Tesla (TSLA): Basic functionality for level 5 autonomy is complete this year, says CEO Elon Musk. Today, Musk virtually attended the World Artificial Intelligence Conference (WAIC) in Shanghai and participated in a Q&A session. Musk oversees several projects involving AI, but the most prominent one is Tesla’s effort to deliver a full self-driving level 5 […]



NEVS unveils autonomous electric shuttle for urban use

July 17th, 2020 at 2:23 am » Comments Off

NEVS Sango autonomous electric shuttle, image credit: NEVS Way last century, Sweden had two global auto manufacturers — Volvo and Saab. Volvo built staid cars that were as solid as the rock of Gibraltar. Saab was the quirky cousin that insisted on mounting its ignition switch in the center console rather than on the dashboard. […]



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