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Who is the world leader in AI research and development? - 02/04/2019

Developments in the field of artificial intelligence (AI) are considered almost the key direction of scientific and technological progress in the 21st century. But which countries and companies on our planet are leading in creating "thinking" and self-learning machines and computer programs? It is widely believed that North America is still ahead, but Asia is about to overtake it, while Europe is...

Boeing tests flying taxi for Uber - 01/31/2019

Leaders of the aircraft manufacturing company are convinced that they are on the right path to developing autonomous air taxis on demand. The company published a test flight video showing how a PAV (Passenger Air Vehicle) takes off, hovering for a short time in the air before making a controlled landing. “In one year, we have moved from conceptual design to a flying prototype,” said Greg...

UK authorities set to fight harmful content on social networks - 01/29/2019

In the UK, a scandal broke out because of accusations against social networks that they contain may push adolescents to suicide and injuring themselves. British Health Minister Matt Hancock has already turned to social networks with a demand to deal with such posts, threatening otherwise with harsh actions, including blocking. UK Health Minister Matt Hancock said on the BBC TV channel that the...

Nobody likes robots: polls show growing skepticism - 01/25/2019

According to psychologists, the public attitude to robots and artificial intelligence is changing for the worse: most Europeans, in principle, are not against them, but categorically object to the machines having any influence on their daily lives. Robots are quickly moving from science fiction to people daily lives. On average, there are already more than 70 robots per 10,000 industrial workers...

UAE, Saudi Arabia to create joint cryptocurrency - 01/23/2019

Representatives of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Saudi Arabia announced cooperation in order to create a new cryptocurrency. Representatives of both countries discussed a draft of a joint integrated strategy that includes initiatives in areas such as civil aviation, youth financial literacy and tcreation of a digital currency for cross-border payments. This initiative was announced at the...

Daimler to release fully autonomous trucks by 2025 - 01/09/2019

In the coming years, German Daimler plans to invest € 500 million to create self-driving trucks. The company intends to release fully autonomous trucks to the market by 2025, Daimler spokesman at the international Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas said. Partially automated trucks will be commissioned as early as 2019, reports Deutsche Welle. The company intends to create about 200 jobs in...

How countries resist drones - 12/25/2018

The incident with two drones, which resulted in closure of London Gatwick Airport for more than a day, forced the public to think about how the world is ready to withstand the threat from drones. As it turned out, the world has already adopted standards for combating drones, but this problem is treated differently in various countries. Trained birds For the first time this method was proposed...

Study: Presence of AI is growing around the world - 12/17/2018

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford and Harvard universities, along with the organization OpenAI and a number of other institutions, published the second annual study AI Index. The paper assessed the level of development, distribution, investment and other indicators in the field of artificial intelligence (AI). The goal was to assess the progress in the field of AI on specific...

Why Microsoft agrees to cooperate with military despite of protests? - 12/05/2018

Microsoft won a contract for the supply of augmented reality glasses in the US Army. Despite the fact that the high-tech devices will be used "to increase lethality" on the battlefield, and despite of protests of its employees, the IT company does not intend to refuse the Pentagon money. Microsoft, which created one of the most popular Windows operating systems, won a $ 480 million contract with...

Why NASA sent InSight to Mars? - 11/27/2018

On November 26, 2018, NASA landed its InSight lander on Mars. What can we find there? Mars is one of the most studied celestial bodies, but this only stirs the interest of scientists. Apart from science fiction novels, the prospect of finding a microscopic life or its traces still stirs the minds of scientists. Previously, natural depressions in the surface of the planet (for example, the Gale...
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