Britain is pledging £14m for a four-year technology partnership with India that it hopes will generate thousands of new jobs across the UK. The technology alliance, which will initially focus on developing driverless cars, virtual reality and artificial intelligence, follows on from the success of the UK-Israel Tech Hub, which generated £62 million worth of deals over the past five years. The ambitious agreement will see British universities and businesses partner with states in India, working with the British High Commission in New Delhi, the Indian government and private sector to increase tech investment, exports and research and development. Businesses will be able to exchange staff, develop... Register or log in to view this and other Technology Intelligence articles. It's free and easy to do. Access brilliant stories, features and analysis Sign up to our exclusive Technology Intelligence daily newsletter Become part of our ambitious new … [Read more...] about UK and India join forces on driverless cars, virtual reality and artificial intelligence
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The Spectator 10 April 2018 4:20 PM 10 April 2018 4:20 PM Share Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Email Whatsapp Recently, The Spectator, in association with NatWest, brought together leading entrepreneurs, MPs and technology writers to discuss where Artificial Intelligence (AI) – or the fourth industrial revolution as it is often termed – is taking us. Guests included: Simon McNamara , group CAO of NatWest, Damian Collins MP, Tugce Bulut, CEO of Streetbees, Nathan Gralton, MD of Scopesuite, Rob O’Donovan, CEO of Charlie HR, Jesse Lozano, CEO of Pi-Top, Charles Arthur, former tech editor for The Guardian and Independent, Alan Mak MP, Sarah Drinkwater, head of Campus London for Google, Rory Cellen-Jones, BBC technology correspondent, Kevin Hanley, director of innovation for NatWest, Leigh Renders, Senior Public Affairs Manager for NatWest and Lesley Smith, UK Director of Public Policy for Amazon. Fraser Nelson chaired the discussion. A podcast was … [Read more...] about Where is Artificial Intelligence taking us?
In recent years, the notion of true artificial intelligence (AI) has undoubtedly surpassed merely a scientific abstraction. From driverless cars to healthcare, the technology is now more prevalent in our lives than ever before. It is therefore of the utmost importance that not only those driving progress in the field, but also those responsible for regulating it are able to grapple with the ethical implications of its development. A number of weeks ago, the European Commission announced plans to investigate the ethics of AI via the launch of a new group. Tasked with assessing the benefits of the technology and its potential impact on the future of work, the group’s ultimate goal will be to make informed policy recommendations to facilitate the right kind of deployment. By the close of 2018, the expectations are that the group will have drafted a thorough set of guidelines for ethical advancements in the field across Europe. Specifically, its work will focus on fairness, … [Read more...] about Nailing Down The Ethics Behind Artificial Intelligence Will Determine Its Success
Alphabet Inc.’s Google is getting into self-driving cars in a new way. Gradient Ventures, an early-stage venture fund within Google, is leading a $6 million investment in a new company that’s building software to let humans control cars remotely. Scotty Labs, a nine-person startup, works on “teleoperations,” an emerging slice of the autonomous vehicle business that may grow more critical as the field faces closer scrutiny.California recently moved to let companies test driverless cars on public roads with remote human operators, starting in April. Scotty’s technology is designed for new regulatory environments like this. When a self-driving car finds itself in a tricky situation – stuck in snow, or behind a truck for instance – it alerts a trained operator in a call center who takes over.Scotty Labs (as in “beam me up, Scotty”) has built remote-driving … [Read more...] about Google Backs Startup Working on Remote-Controlled Driverless Cars
Self-driving cars are supposed to be our salvation, drastically reducing the 1.3 million road fatalities worldwide each year by replacing humans with robots who can do precision piloting and never get distracted, drowsy or drunk. So why did a self-driving Uber SUV being tested in Tempe, Arizona, strike and kill a woman March 18 without so much as hitting the brakes? The accident will only drive more anxiety about autonomy given that 63 percent of Americans already say they’d be afraid to ride in a fully self-driving car, according to a AAA survey. As experts and investigators pore over the Arizona fatality to determine the cause, here’s a look at some factors that may determine how safe robot rides may, or may not, be.1. How do self-driving cars work?Driverless cars “see” the world around them by using data from cameras as well as radar and lidar -- sensors that bounce laser light off objects to determine their shape and location. High-speed processors crunch … [Read more...] about Just How Safe Is Driverless Car Technology, Really?