Robots and road users. As the Starship robots carry out their… | by Ed Lovelock | Starship Technologies | Sep, 2022

As the Starship robots make their deliveries, naturally they may have to cross the road. This will only be done at appropriate — and pre-mapped — locations, but this could be zebra crossings, traffic lights or just unmarked road crossings. We map all delivery areas in advance, so the robots know which routes they can — and can’t — use. The robots are then equipped with a suite of sensors and cameras that constantly understand the environment around them. Sensors allow the robot to follow a mapped route and can detect moving objects up to 90 meters away. This means

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The net worth of Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Sergey Brin and other tech billionaires will drop in 2022. They are doing well.

It’s been a a gloomy year for the economy, with high inflation and recession concerns leading to a sharp drop in the stock market. Tech companies suffered some of the biggest shocks: Netflix shares fall more than 60 percent so far this year; The target is down about 58 percent. Amazon and Google shares are down about 30 percent year-to-date in 2022, according to Google Finance. As tech stocks tumbled, the industry’s billionaire leaders also saw losses in their personal fortunes. That is one of this year’s conclusions Forbes 400 list, the annual calculation of the 400 richest Americans. Tech

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Meta is an AI that generates video based on text queries

Although the effect is rather crude, the system offers an early glimpse of what’s to come for generative artificial intelligence, and it’s an obvious next step from the text-to-image AI systems that have generated so much excitement this year. Meta’s announcement of Make-A-Video, which is not yet available to the public, is likely to prompt other AI labs to release their versions. It also raises some big ethical questions. Just in the last month, the AI ​​lab OpenAI has created its latest AI system for converting text to image GIVE IT available to everyone, and AI startup Stability.AI launched Stable

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Why computer chips are at the center of tensions over Taiwan

In a single day, we interact with hundreds of computer chips, most no larger than a penny. These tiny circuits power everything from smartphones and laptops to medical devices and electric vehicles, and they’re largely responsible for our increasingly computerized lives. But in recent months, the world’s dependence on these chips has also put them at the center of mounting tensions between the United States and mainland China over Taiwan. Taiwan is located just 100 miles from China’s eastern coast, and it produces the vast majority of the advanced chips used in today’s electronics. The island is a democracy with

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Maximize data results by investing in people and systems

Sundar: In my experience, having been an architect in the past and having managed and advised many of my clients, data governance has been primarily looked at to meet regulatory requirements in the past. So it used to be a standalone process level, but for any effective data management, it should be a holistic process. It should be done directly from the data source all the way to the use of feedback. It is one of the key best practices that we recommend to all of our clients. Also, data management is a continuous process. It’s not, “Okay. I’ve looked

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Robots ‘in the wild’. We are often asked about the ‘rules… | by Ed Lovelock | Starship Technologies | Sep, 2022

We’re often asked about the ‘rules of the road’ and how the Starship robots navigate the community, so we wanted to provide a little more insight – and some advice on what to do if you encounter one on your travels. First, let’s take a step back and look at the rules of the road. They’ve been around for decades and are something every road vehicle has to keep up with – including autonomous cars. Among other things, they must stay in their lane, signal before turning and keep an appropriate braking distance. On the other hand, pavements have no

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Remote workers feel pressure to prove their productivity

People who work from home say they do, and numerous objective studies show this to be true. But many managers are still concerned that they are not. U new research from Microsoft, nearly 90 percent of office workers said they were productive at work, and objective measures—increased working hours, meetings held, quantity and quality of work done—proved it. Meanwhile, 85 percent of bosses say hybrid work makes it harder to make sure employees are productive. That uncertainty, along with the looming recession and many companies returning to more hours in the office, is forcing workers to increasingly show to do

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Russia’s struggle to convince people to join its war is being waged on Telegram

Just minutes after Putin announced the recruitment, the administrators of the anti-Kremlin group Rospartizan announced their own “mobilization”, preparing his supporters to bomb soldiers and the Ministry of Defense with Molotov cocktails. “Ordinary Russians are invited to die for nothing in a foreign country,” they wrote. “Agitate, incite, spread the truth, but don’t be the ones who legitimize the Russian government.” The Rospartizan Telegram group—which has more than 28,000 subscribers—posted photos and videos purportedly showing early action against the military mobilization, including burned offices and broken windows of local government buildings. Other Telegram channels offer citizens options for less direct

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How Meta and Google are using recession fears to slow hiring and cut benefits

For nearly two decades, top tech companies like Google and Facebook (now Meta) were known for hiring fast, luxury amenitiesand corporate cultures of abundance. But now, as rising inflation, the war in Ukraine and other macroeconomic factors have caused marketers to cut their advertising budgets, Big Tech’s work culture is changing. In recent months, Google and Meta drastically slowed employmentreduce benefits like employee travel and laundry roomand started reorganization of the department. Employees fear deeper staff cuts ahead. Some economists say that these moves are a sign that we are headed for the ua “white collar recession”, or the decline

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DeepMind’s new chatbot uses Google searches and people to provide better answers

The difference between this approach and its predecessors is that DeepMind hopes to use a “long-term security dialogue,” says Geoffrey Irving, a security researcher at DeepMind. “That means we don’t expect the problems we face in these models — whether misinformation or stereotyping or whatever — to be obvious at first glance, and we want to talk about them in detail. And that also means between machines and people,” he says. DeepMind’s idea of ​​using human preferences to optimize the way an AI model learns is not new, says Sara Hooker, who runs Cohere for AI, a nonprofit AI research

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