Tens of thousands of new cars and more than $2 billion in new investment are setting up a showdown between the two organizations.
The news: Two big announcements yesterday, from two of the biggest movers and shakers in self-driving cars:
For Waymo … this demonstrates the firm’s commitment to commercialize, either by building out its autonomous taxi fleet or by selling robot cars to the public.
For GM … the automaker gets a major cash infusion to catch up to self-driving rivals. Its shares skyrocketed after the announcement.
Why it matters: Alphabet’s Waymo is in the lead when it comes to self-driving technology—but it’ll have a fight on its hands, and GM wants to be a contender.
This startup wants to copy you into an embryo for organ harvesting
With plans to create realistic synthetic embryos, grown in jars, Renewal Bio is on a journey to the horizon of science and ethics.
VR is as good as psychedelics at helping people reach transcendence
On key metrics, a VR experience elicited a response indistinguishable from subjects who took medium doses of LSD or magic mushrooms.
This artist is dominating AI-generated art. And he’s not happy about it.
Greg Rutkowski is a more popular prompt than Picasso.
This nanoparticle could be the key to a universal covid vaccine
Ending the covid pandemic might well require a vaccine that protects against any new strains. Researchers may have found a strategy that will work.
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