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These Two Fellows Are The World’s First AI News Anchors, Courtesy of China

China’s Xinhua news agency says creepy news anchors will help save production costs. China's state news agency has unveiled two rather sharply dressed AI news anchors utilizing synthesized voices to ”read” the news. The virtual newsreaders have been programmed to read...
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Rolls-Royce, Intel Collaborate to Build Autonomous Ships

Rolls-Royce is partnering with Intel on designs for sophisticated intelligent shipping systems that will make commercial shipping safer, the parties announced on Tuesday. The new shipping intelligence systems will have data center and artificial intelligence capabilities as well as sophisticated...
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Walmart Files Patent for IoT-Enabled Shopping carts That Track Biometric Data of Customers

Walmart has filed a patent for a shopping cart that monitors the biometric information of a customer through the handle. The patent, published in August, is titled "System and Method for a Biometric Feedback Cart Handle," and would see trolleys...
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EU-Funded Initiative Develops Low Cost Navigation System for Drones

An EU-funded initiative has developed a low-cost positioning and navigation system for unmanned aerial systems (UASs), commonly referred to as drones. UASs have attracted growing interest for use in agriculture, public safety, smart cities, sustainable resource management, and many other...
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Mitsubishi, Renault and Nissan Partner With Google to Power Vehicles With Android

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi and Google on Tuesday announced a technology partnership to embed the Android operating system in vehicles sold by the world’s leading automotive alliance, providing intelligent infotainment and customer "focused-applications" across multiple models and brands, scheduled to start in...