Author: Arvid Madland Lyngnes

CarDash secures $5.3 million to pick up and fix your car

CarDash wants to take the hassle out of getting your car repaired by picking the vehicle up from your work or home and bringing it to a certified auto shop. The Menlo Park, California-based startup today announced the close of a $5.3 million round of funding. Customers book a slot on the CarDash website and either leave the car keys at the front desk or coordinate with a CarDash representative. The car is then serviced or repaired and is generally returned to the customer by 5 p.m. Read...

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After electric cars, what more will it take for batteries to change the face of energy?

ABOUT three-quarters of the way along one of the snaking production lines in Nissan’s Sunderland plant, a worker bolts fuel tanks into the chassis of countless Qashqais—the “urban crossover” SUVs which are the bulk of the factory’s output. But every so often something else passes along the line: an electric vehicle called a Leaf. The fuel-tank bolter changes his rhythm to add a set of lithium-ion battery packs to the floor of the Leaf. His movements are so well choreographed with the swishing robotic arms around him that he makes the shift from the internal combustion engine to the...

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AR will drive the evolution of automated cars

Despite the explosive growth, AR software and content is now mostly created for small-screen devices: smartphones and tablets. True AR presumes that virtual objects will be integrated with the real environment and visible at various depths in your field of view — not only on the screen surface. Thus, for true AR to hit mass market, the industry needs a rich app and content ecosystem and hero device(s) capable of handling it. And the hardware is nowhere near ready. Read more...

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Forget Arnold and the Terminator — bots will make us superhuman

If you work in a role which could be automated — on a factory assembly line, for example — chances are a robot revolution might put you out of your current job. But automating some of these mind-numbing tasks could actually prove to be an opportunity for all of us by freeing space to unleash our potential as thinking, feeling, creative humans.  A food processor doesn’t put a chef out of a job, it simply gives her better tools to get creative with her passion. And that’s a crucial point to understand here. Read more...

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10 Artificial Intelligence (AI) Technologies that will rule 2018

Artificial Intelligence is changing the way we think of technology. It is radically changing the various aspects of our daily life. Companies are now significantly making investments in AI to boost their future businesses. According to a Narrative Science report, just 38% percent of the companies surveys used artificial intelligence in 2016—but by 2018, this percentage will increase to 62%. Another study performed by Forrester Research predicted an increase of 300% in investment in AI this year (2017), compared to last year. IDC estimated that the AI market will grow from $8 billion in 2016 to more than $47 billion in 2020. “Artificial Intelligence” today includes...

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