Self-Driving Cars Involved in More Crashes than Normal Vehicles
New Scientist reports on a new study from the University of Michigan. The statistics aren’t damning, but it does seem that robot cars need to learn how to drive more like us.
Skype Founders Build a Robot for Suburban Streets
An interesting new company called Starship aims to automate home delivery with a wheeled robot that travels from a store to your home carrying your latest purchase.
Google Is Turning Its Lucrative Web Search Over to AI
Bloomberg Businessweek on how Google is using machine learning to parse unfamiliar search queries.
Nissan’s Autonomous Car Will Use AI to Log Drivers’ Tastes
The FT reports on the Japanese carmaker’s plans for automated vehicles. Matching a car’s behavior to its driver is an interesting idea, and one that could prove surprisingly important.
Apple’s Deep Learning Curve
Is Apple’s secretive approach hurting its efforts to recruit AI talent?
These materials were meant to revolutionize the solar industry. Why hasn’t it happened?
Perovskites are promising, but real-world conditions have held them back.
Why China is still obsessed with disinfecting everything
Most public health bodies dealing with covid have long since moved on from the idea of surface transmission. China’s didn’t—and that helps it control the narrative about the disease’s origins and danger.
Anti-aging drugs are being tested as a way to treat covid
Drugs that rejuvenate our immune systems and make us biologically younger could help protect us from the disease’s worst effects.
A quick guide to the most important AI law you’ve never heard of
The European Union is planning new legislation aimed at curbing the worst harms associated with artificial intelligence.
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