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Porsche Will Set Up 500 Fast Charging Stations In The US – Ubergizmo

Ubergizmo Porsche Will Set Up 500 Fast Charging Stations In The US Ubergizmo Porsche is one of the many big car manufacturers who are making major moves in the electric car market. The company today announced its plans to set up a network of fast charging stations in the United States much like Tesla's Supercharger network ... and more »

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Who’s a good AI? Dog-based data creates a canine machine learning system

We’ve trained machine learning systems to identify objects, navigate streets and recognize facial expressions, but as difficult as they may be, they don’t even touch the level of sophistication required to simulate, for example, a dog. Well, this project aims to do just that — in a very limited way, of course. By observing the behavior of A Very Good Girl, this AI learned the rudiments of how to act like a dog. It’s a collaboration between the University of Washington and the Allen Institute for AI, and the resulting paper will be presented at CVPR in June . Why do this? Well, although much work has been done to simulate the sub-tasks of perception like identifying an object and picking it up, little has been done in terms of “understanding visual data to the extent that an agent can take actions and perform tasks in the visual world.” In other words, act not as the eye, but as the thing controlling the eye. And why dogs? Because they’re intelligent agents of sufficient complexity, “yet their goals and motivations are often unknown a priori .” In other words, dogs are clearly smart, but we have no idea what they’re thinking. As an initial foray into this line of research, the team wanted to see if by monitoring the dog closely and mapping its movements and actions to the environment it sees, they could create a system that accurately predicted those movements. In order to do so, they loaded up a Malamute named Kelp M. Redmon with a basic suite of sensors. There’s a GoPro camera on Kelp’s head, six inertial measurement units (on the legs, tail and trunk) to tell where everything is, a microphone and an Arduino that tied the data together. They recorded many hours of activities — walking in various environments, fetching things, playing at a dog park, eating — syncing the dog’s movements to what it saw. The result is the Dataset of Ego-Centric Actions in a Dog Environment, or DECADE, which they used to train a new AI agent. This agent, given certain sensory input — say a view of a room or street, or a ball flying past it — was to predict what a dog would do in that situation

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Kitty Hawk Unveils Its Cora Flying Taxi – Ubergizmo

Ubergizmo Kitty Hawk Unveils Its Cora Flying Taxi Ubergizmo Subscribe to Ubergizmo on Youtube. The modes of transportation in which we are used to right now will definitely change in the future, like how people used to walk, before riding horses, to horse-drawn carriages, to cars, motorbikes, and so on. This is ... and more »

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Man Takes 300 Mile, $1600 Uber Ride After Getting Drunk – Ubergizmo

Ubergizmo Man Takes 300 Mile, $1600 Uber Ride After Getting Drunk Ubergizmo We've all made bad decisions when drunk, such as eating uncooked food, calling people in the dead of the night, and sometimes spending more than we should have, which is what a certain Kenny Bachman did when he got drunk after a night out partying with ... and more »

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Udacity grew its revenue over 100% year-over-year in 2017

 Online learning platform Udacity had a banner year in 2017, according to a rare glimpse at the (still private) company’s financials. It revealed that it had over 8 million students in total on the platform, counting enrolments across both free and paid courses, which is a big bump from the nearly five million it counted at the end of 2016. Despite not quite doubling enrolled students… Read More

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CEO: Uber’s Flying Taxis Could Be Launched In 5-10 Years – Ubergizmo

Ubergizmo CEO: Uber's Flying Taxis Could Be Launched In 5-10 Years Ubergizmo Uber has been working on a “flying taxi” project which will see electric-powered vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft servicing passengers in busy cities. The company is hopeful that it will get the service up and running over the next decade ... Uber to Renew Push to Expand in Japan With Taxi Partnerships Bloomberg Sony chases SoftBank and Toyota in taxi-hailing fray Nikkei Asian Review Sony PlayStation Store Unveils Most Downloaded Games of 2017 Tech Times all 87 news articles »

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Airbus Flying Car Passes First Test Flight – Ubergizmo

Ubergizmo Airbus Flying Car Passes First Test Flight Ubergizmo Commonly referred to as a flying car, Airbus has been working on an all-electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft called Vahana for a couple of years now. The company had said that it would test Vahana by the end of 2017 but it missed that ... and more »

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AirSelfie2 Pocket-sized Flying Camera

The AirSelfie2 pocket-sized flying camera features 12-megapixel resolution, 85° field of view and 50 percent longer battery life. Other enhancements include 16 GB memory and choice of four colors. The AirSelfie2 includes a flying camera, a powerbank for anywhere/anytime recharging, a USB cable for connecting to a computer and a protective bumper. AirSelfie2 will be through airselfiecamera.com and select retailers for $299.95.

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Parrot Disco Fixed-wing Drone Review: Hands-on – Ubergizmo

Ubergizmo Parrot Disco Fixed-wing Drone Review: Hands-on Ubergizmo Parrot, one of the pioneers in the consumer drones industry, unveiled its first of a kind fixed-wing Disco Drone prototype at CES 2016 in Las Vegas, and Ubergizmo had the opportunity to be among the first to fly it in California in August 2016 just ...

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Airbus Flying Car Will Be Tested By The End Of 2017 – Ubergizmo

Ubergizmo Airbus Flying Car Will Be Tested By The End Of 2017 Ubergizmo Airbus has long been working on an electric-powered vertical take-off and landing aircraft, commonly referred to as a flying car. The European company launched this project called Vahana back in 2016 through its Silicon Valley subsidiary. The project ... and more »

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