Google plans to use its self-driving cars to compete with Uber

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Description: Recent report suggests the tech giant is preparing to launch an Uber competitor backed by a fleet of self-driving cars Source: Mashable Date: December 17, 2015 Since Google started testing self-driving cars, like the one shown above, the company has logged over 1 million miles on the roads around San Francisco, California and Austin, Texas…. Read more »

Bosch Bonirob robot set to make field work easier for farmers

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Description: Bosch’s new weed-destroying robot could eradicate the need for herbicide use. Source: Digital Trends Date: November 20, 2015 The company Bosch is developing a farming robot the size of a small car that can distinguish crops from weeds. The Bonirob can then can fish out weeds mechanically & obliterate any unwanted plants into the ground with… Read more »

This Robot Delivers Groceries

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Description: Former Skype co-founders have designed a self-driving robot that can navigate local neighborhoods to deliver parcels. Source: CNN Money Date: November 6, 2015 Questions for discussion: 1. Which demographics might find this type of robot useful? 2. What other kinds of tasks might a robot like this be useful for?

How Facebook is Using AI to Help Bring Photos to Life for the Blind

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Description: New AI technology can interpret the content of photos and provide more context than was possible before. But there’s still a long way to go. Source: Fast Company Date: October 16, 2015 Trevor Thomas is a professional hiker. Heading out on some of America’s most famous trails with his dog, Tennille, for treks of up to six… Read more »

Augmented Reality Has An Image Problem

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Description: Augmented Reality will be at the forefront of the next revolution in the way we connect with the world around us. Source: TechCrunch Date: Sept 26th, 2015   To date, Augmented Reality (AR) has been referred to as “the biggest technological advancement of our lifetime” by some, a mere “gimmick” by others or, worst yet,… Read more »

One Big Sign the Apple Self-driving Car is Closer Than We Thought

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Description: Apple may just now be ready to go public with its self-driving car plans. Source: Tech Insider Date: Sept 18, 2015   Apple may finally be ready to talk about its self-driving car project. The tech giant met with officials from California’s Department of Motor Vehicles last month to discuss the state’s regulations for autonomous vehicles, the… Read more »

Microsoft’s Siri Rival to be Available on Android, Apple Devices

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Description: Microsoft is attempting to define the competitive landscape of who can create the most effective and efficient “virtual assistant” to help simplify our lives. Source: Globe and Mail Date: March 13, 2015 Microsoft is working on an advanced version of its competitor to Apple’s Siri, using research from an artificial intelligence project called “Einstein.”Microsoft has been running… Read more »

Magic Leap Makes Internet Lose Its Mind

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Description: Meet Magic Leap — the company whose secret technology could change how you see the world. Source: CNN Money Date: March 20, 2015 Magic Leap, a tech company vying to compete with Facebook’s Oculus VR, says they have the technology that will blow your mind. Questions for Discussion: 1. Have you heard of Magic Leap before? Does… Read more »

See Microsoft’s New HoloLens in Action

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Description: Microsoft gives a sneak peek at the new holographic technology, a part of the upcoming Windows 10 operating system. Source: CNN Money Date: February 26, 2015 Alex Kipman of Microsoft announces Microsoft’s new HoloLens which boasts a new type of processing unit – a holographic processing unit.(HPU) Questions for discussion: 1. Do you think this HoloLens… Read more »