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A wave of new chips designed to run artificial intelligence software will soon be hitting the market. Device makers are waiting to use them in products like cameras that can identify images faster, and cloud computing providers want them to give their services a technical edge. First though, the companies have to figure out which chips perform the best.
That’s why some of the biggest ...
Artificial intelligence startup Sentient Technologies seemed to have hit paydirt three years ago when it landed customers such as shoe retailer Zappos and shoe maker Skechers for its software, which uses AI algorithms to recommend products to shoppers. But in the past year Sentient has stumbled in efforts to diversify into advertising and agriculture. And lately the company, whose ...
CHANDLER, Ariz.—Alphabet’s Waymo unit is a worldwide leader in autonomous vehicle development for suburban environments. It has said it would launch a driverless robo-taxi service to suburban Phoenix residents this year. Yet its self-driving minivan prototypes have trouble crossing the T-intersection closest to the company’s Phoenix-area headquarters here.
Two weeks ago, Lisa ...
The introduction of autonomous features on cars has at its core a laudable goal: saving lives. But so far, there is a lack of independent data to judge whether the technology is working.
The federal agency charged with reducing injuries and fatalities on the road has taken steps to try to change that, encouraging states to include information on automated-driving technology in traffic-collision ...
Google is developing a news-aggregation app for use in China that will comply with the country’s strict censorship laws, part of a plan to re-enter the world’s largest internet market in the near future, according to three people familiar with the project.
Google has been working on the app since last year and had been meeting with Chinese regulators to discuss the project, the ...
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