Author Archives: ET Village

What’s happened in AI: February 9-17

Company developments: Yandex shows off the first tests of self-driving cars on Moscow roads – Feb. 16, 2018 (TechCrunch) Russian search and internet services giant Yandex has been working on its autonomous driving program, and its most recent achievement is a public self-driving pilot of its self-driving test car in Moscow, the first such test… Read More »

What’s happened in AI: February 1 – 8

Partnerships: Nvidia, Continental to develop self-driving system based on Nvidia Drive “Nvidia has inked a deal with Continental to create self-driving vehicle systems built on the Nvidia Drive platform for the automaker’s car lineup starting in 2021″ “The companies will initially develop automated Level 2 features, including 360-degree perception, automatic lane changing on highways, and… Read More »

What’s happened in AI: January 23-31

Company developments: Chinese Rideshare Unicorn DiDi Launches AI Lab in Beijing – Jan. 27, 2018 (Medium) “The new AI lab expands on the DiDi Research Institute and DiDi Labs, and will cluster over 200 AI scientists and engineers to “improve user experience and transportation efficiency and further enhance [the] intelligent transportation ecosystem,” according to a company… Read More »

What’s happened in AI: January 15 – 22

This past week has featured a lot of developments in autonomous vehicles. Also noteworthy to highlight Congressman John K. Delaney’s open letter to congress to start working on AI policy. Fundraising / investment Self-driving car startup Pony.ai raises over $100 million – (01/17/18) Pony.ai, a year-old California-based self-driving car startup, announced it recently completed a… Read More »

What’s happened in AI: December 16 – 31

Well it looks like 2017 is a wrap. What a great year for AI, so much promise for the sector heading into 2018. Highlights from the year end include Carnegie Mellon’s AI beating the leading Texas Hold’em poker pros, VTT Technical Research Centre’s autonomous snow vehicles and researchers fooling Google’s image recognition AI. University news… Read More »

What’s happened in AI: December 1 – 15

Exciting two weeks in AI. Highlights include Andrew Ng’s new startup Landing.ai, Black in AI panel at NIPS 2017 and Google announcing its AI made its own AI. Also, check out Venturebeat’s AI weekly update as they do a fantastic job. Company news / recent developments: Google’s AI made its own AI, and it’s better… Read More »

What’s happened in AI: November 2017

Saudi Arabia bestows citizenship on a robot named Sophia Saudi Arabia granted Sophia citizenship, making it the first country to grant a robot the right to citizenship, at least as far as we know Sophia’s capabilities were on display during the Future Investment Initiative summit being OpenAI Director Shivon Zilis explains why AI requires oversight… Read More »

What’s happened in AI: October 17-24

Highlights this week include two major developments from Google, the emergence of Primer from stealth mode and the acquisition of nuTonomy by Delphi for $450mm. On the cultural side of AI, we’ve received news regarding plans for a Black AI workshop in December and another AI chatbot expressing offensive remarks. Personally, these are two examples… Read More »