These Self-Driving Companies Never Stop Competing
Waymo Begins Experimenting with Self-Driving Taxi Prices
Waymo, the self-driving unit of Google parent Alphabet, has kept mum about how much it will eventually charge people to ride in its autonomous taxis.
Tesla Is Building Its Own AI Chips For Self-Driving Cars
“We’ve been in semi-stealth mode on this basically for the last 2-3 years,” said Elon Musk on an earnings call today. “I think it’s probably time to let the cat out of the bag…”
Here We Go, Frisco; Our Self-Driving Service is Live, With One Million Simulated Miles Under Our Belt
"We announced the news of our self-driving service back in May, and now the time has arrived: today the pilot is launching in Frisco, Texas."
Uber to Stop Developing Self-Driving Trucks
Uber will stop developing self-driving trucks that have been hauling cargo on U.S. highways, the ride-hailing company said on Monday, seeking to focus its autonomous-vehicle technology solely on cars.
Fairness Matters: Promoting Pride and Respect with AI
"We think everyone should be able to express themselves online, so we want to make conversations more inclusive. That’s why we created tools like Perspective, an API that uses machine learning to detect abuse and harassment online."
GANimation: Anatomically-aware Facial Animation from a Single Image
"In this paper, we introduce a novel GAN conditioning scheme based on Action Units (AU) annotations, which describes in a continuous manifold the anatomical facial movements defining a human expression."
"We've trained a human-like robot hand to manipulate physical objects with unprecedented dexterity. Our system, called Dactyl, is trained entirely in simulation and transfers its knowledge to reality, adapting to real-world physics using techniques we’ve been working on for the past year."
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