‘Self-Driving’ Tesla involved in Fatal Crash

Tesla Motors announced in a blog post today that it had been made aware that one of its Model S electric cars was involved in a fatal accident on May 7, while the car’s “autopilot” function was enabled. …

via A Tesla was involved in a fatal crash while in autopilot mode — Quartz

Updated 7/6/2016:

 A Detroit art gallery owner informed police that he had his 2016 Tesla Model X in Autopilot mode when it crashed and rolled over on the Pennsylvania Turnpike last Friday, as reported by the Detroit Free Press on Wednesday morning. via Another Tesla crashes in Autopilot mode — TechCrunch

 

Great Ports We Have Loved


Alas PS/2 port, how I knew and loved you

As we approach a new era in computing in which thinner, lighter, and presumably more hostile devices become the norm, let’s look back on some ports we have all known and loved and that are now gone to that great e-waste yard in the sky. Read More

via Great ports we have loved — TechCrunch

IBM’s Olli: This Ai Wants You to Talk to Your Driver

So, Where’re ya from?

This is the last thing I want hear when I slip into the back of the a cab/Lyft/Uber, as I know it might lead to long dialog between me and my driver (when all I really want to do is introspect, read email, or level-up on Candy Crush). So, obviously, Olli, powered by IBM‘s  Interactive Ai for self driving vehicles, is not for me.

IBM today took the wraps off its first big foray into the world of self-driving cars, not as the driver of them, but as the brain behind making your self-driving journey a little more interesting: IBM Watson, the company’s AI platform, is powering services in Olli — an electric-powered vehicle that can carry up to…

for more click here (via TechCrunch)

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