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Oct 21, 2021

Israeli startup unveils electric ‘flying car’ for consumer travel

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AIR says its AIR ONE aircraft, an all-electric two-seater eVTOL (electric vertical takeoff and landing) vehicle, will allow people to fly ‘on their own terms’.

Oct 20, 2021

Facebook moderation AI can’t tell the difference between car washes and mass shootings

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Facebook’s tools for moderation are awful.

Social media websites are not great at moderation. Facebook, TikTok, YouTube and more all have issues with misinformation. On Facebook, misinformation and harmful content should be handled by the Facebook moderation AI. However, it’s a bit too crap.

Oct 20, 2021

Is A Malicious Mass Control Takeover Of Self-Driving Cars Whilst On Our Roadways Really Possible?

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There are a lot of movies and TV shows that depict a mass control takeover of self-driving cars.

This seems to be on our minds.

For quite good reasons.

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Oct 19, 2021

Could Stealthy E-Bikes Be Australian Army’s New Reconnaissance Transportation?

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The subtle whirring of a battery-powered motor, the crunch of dried grass and leaves, and the whizzing of wind are all you will hear from the 2nd/14th Light Horse Regiment of Australia’s Queensland Mounted Infantry as its soldiers rush through the brush on stealthy e-bikes.

The e-bikes are being trialed to see if they can provide a worthy option for speedy, silent, and safe on-the-ground reconnaissance.

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Oct 18, 2021

How IoT and AI are helping keep truck drivers safe

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A truck fleet accident costs an average of $16,500 in damages and $57,500 in injury-related costs for a total of $74,000. “This does not include a broad range of ‘hidden’ costs, including reduced vehicle value (typically anywhere from $500 to $2,000), higher insurance premium, legal fees, driver turnover (the average driver replacement cost = $8,200), lost employee time, lost vehicle-use time, administrative burden, reduced employee morale and bad publicity,” said Yoav Banin, chief product officer at Nauto, which provides artificial intelligence driver and fleet performance solutions.

Emphasis on truck driving safety is well placed, considering other challenges that the trucking industry is facing.

Ranking first is a chronic shortage of truck drivers nationwide that could force fleet operators to hire less-experienced drivers who require operator and safety training. Driver compensation and truck parking ranked second and third, but immediately behind them in fourth and fifth position were driver truck fleet safety and insurance availability, which depends on safe driving records.

Oct 17, 2021

Facebook talks about an interesting new AI concepts that can see and remember everything it’s user does

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While reading or listening about the future of the world and its technology, you might have heard the term Artificial Intelligence. It surely is the future of technology and applications in the near future, major tech companies have been working on developing better versions of AI and are expecting it to revolutionize technology.

With many companies heavily investing towards Artificial Intelligence, Social giant ‘Facebook’ is not far behind in this race towards the rising industry. Facebook a few years ago took it’s step into the world of AI and is now making big moves by creating AI based products and slowly capturing a large market share in this industry.

AI based developments in Facebook have increased since the company increased its workforce in the AI sector. Recent news suggests that developers at Facebook are working towards another interesting AI program, this one will be able to see, hear and memorize everything users do. Facebook said that it wants the AI to have things such as episodic memory which means that the AI would be able to remember even small details such as where you kept your car keys. Surprising isn’t it?

Oct 16, 2021

Tesla shareholders vote overwhelmingly to retain Kimbal Musk, James Murdoch on Board

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Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA) shareholders voted overwhelmingly to retain Kimbal Musk, brother of CEO Elon Musk, and James Murdoch on Tesla’s Board of Directors, according to an 8-K filing with the SEC that revealed the number of votes to re-elect the two to the company’s Board for three more years.

On October 13th, Tesla filed an 8-K form with the SEC that revealed the number of votes that supported or were against the re-election of both Kimbal Musk and James Murdoch to the Tesla Board. The number of votes for other proposals was also revealed. However, prior to the company’s 2021 Shareholder Meeting on October 7th, proxy advisory firm Institutional Shareholder Services, or ISS, urged Tesla investors to oust both Musk and Murdoch from the Board. Their reasoning was based on the belief that the two non-executive board members did not present any advantages to the automaker’s governance.

“Votes AGAINST directors James Murdoch and Kimbal Musk are warranted due to concerns regarding excessive compensation to named executive officers and to non-executive directors,” ISS wrote in a note to investors. The firm was adamant that Kimbal’s payout package was not necessarily logical for the company as he did not serve on any board committees. Additionally, ISS felt that Murdoch’s presence on the Tesla Board of Directors also was not justified due to his service on Audit and Governance Committees. The Audit Committee pledged a large sum of company stock to directors, which raised questions regarding its risk oversight. The Governance Committee failed to react appropriately to last year’s Shareholder proposal, which was supported by the majority of voters.

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Oct 16, 2021

Tesla’s Spending on R&D and Marketing vs. Other Automakers

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Why Tesla has grabbed the lead, like Apple. Both will soon be “silicon on wheels.”


How much does Tesla spend on a per car basis on innovation and marketing, compared to more traditional automakers?

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Oct 16, 2021

Can Artificial Intelligence Help To Close The Financial Equality Gap For Women?

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Using AI to analyze your income and expenses regularly is a great way to help you better understand where your money goes each month. Most modern financial institutions have apps that will automatically categorize your spending into expense types, making it easy for you to see how much of your paycheck ends up going toward rent/mortgage, food, transportation, entertainment, etc.

Technology is empowering women to build wealth through AI-assisted financial management. Women are now able to invest and manage their finances by using technology that automatically invests and manages money for them. This software provides a unique algorithm for each woman with personalized goals, risk tolerance, income, and age.

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Oct 16, 2021

Flying Taxis Got a Major Boost From a New Ultrafast Charging System

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Going from zero to full charge in 30 minutes.

Flying taxi firm Lilium and Swedish/Swiss tech multinational ABB announced a collaboration that will see them develop a superfast charging system for eVTOL aircraft that will allow them to increase the amount of time their machines spend in the skies transporting passengers, a press statement reveals.

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