Ten years ago, I was in the early stages of the PhD programme in robotics at Carnegie Mellon University.The potential of these technologies was incredible, but up to that point, the focus had been overwhelmingly on applications in areas such as defence, space, manufacturing or pure research.Then, top autonomous driving research was funded almost exclusively by Darpa and other government agencies, and although large-scale autonomous cars have always been one of the dreams of robotics researchers, we would have all been shocked to see what is happening today: dozens of the biggest companies in the world led by a search-engine company , as well as highly funded startups, are collectively investing billions of dollars at the pursuit of the commercial autonomous car.Now there is a sense of inevitability to autonomous cars being a staple of our daily lives within a decade or sooner , with the only questions being the pace at which they will take over, and which of the companies chasing this prize will pull away from the pack.These developments in transportation are a great template for how robotics can disrupt even the most entrenched industries, and highlights a few themes that we will begin to see more frequently:• Incumbents will rarely be the ones that disrupt their own spaces.
The official Star Wars website made our day, and we have to say thanks.StarWars.com posted an article full of vintage Kenner Star Wars toy commercials, and they re just about the best thing ever.It s easy to forget just how formative these toys were not just for Star Wars fans, but for both the toy industry and movies in general.And these ads were a huge part of many, many people s childhoods.And yet seeing these commercials, it all makes sense.They re no-nonsense, unabashedly cheesy, and some like the Emperor and Boba Fett ones even tease a first look at characters that fans didn t know about yet.
In a sense, we have already become cyborgs, tethered to our external electronic devices, outsourcing to them our memories, our sense of direction, our socialising, our lives.Machines are as limited as humans when it comes to the kinds of sensations they can detect.This month, the collective released North Sense, a small electronic device implanted into the skin to give the wearer a sense of direction.The implant connects the user to Earth s magnetic field, vibrating whenever facing north.This was not another step towards us becoming machines, but towards us becoming more human, co-founder Liviu Babitz told the Creator s Project.This fall, the Food and Drug Administration approved the first ever artificial pancreas, a wireless, out of body device designed to free diabetics from having to constantly adjust insulin levels to keep their blood sugar stable.
In a sense, we have already become cyborgs, tethered to our external electronic devices, outsourcing to them our memories, our sense of direction, our socialising, our lives.Machines are as limited as humans when it comes to the kinds of sensations they can detect.This month, the collective released North Sense, a small electronic device implanted into the skin to give the wearer a sense of direction.The implant connects the user to Earth s magnetic field, vibrating whenever facing north.This was not another step towards us becoming machines, but towards us becoming more human, co-founder Liviu Babitz told the Creator s Project.This fall, the Food and Drug Administration approved the first ever artificial pancreas, a wireless, out of body device designed to free diabetics from having to constantly adjust insulin levels to keep their blood sugar stable.
listed companies Kesko and Oriola-KD are based on the new moisturizers and vitamins to sell the chain.listed companies rely on the fact that the familiar name you appeal to politicians across the parties.the board of directors of Oriola-KD and Kesko's own chain exactly in half.This year opened 15 stores and a total of them comes up to a hundred.common sense tells you to evaluate this: without the drugs it's in the tens of millions of euros of turnover, but the prescription drug with hundreds of millions.the board of directors of Oriola-KD runs in Sweden Kronans Apotek -chain.
Success Kummola does not, however, it's all had time to celebrate, for he had the results of the election announced at the time of traveling in New Zealand.the municipal election in Kummola campaigning strongly, inter alia, that ”private motorists, the kyykytys will stop”.What does this mean and how are you going to drive this forward?”in my Opinion, this green policy is partially related to particle emissions generated huge amount of it after a hundred metres to around two miles.”you Mean this, therefore, that the private motorist will not beat about the bush?”At the moment, for example, one house is forced to circulate, that this doesn't make any sense.
Success Kummola does not, however, it's all had time to celebrate, for he had the results of the election announced at the time of traveling in New Zealand.the municipal election in Kummola campaigning strongly, inter alia, that ”private motorists, the kyykytys will stop”.What does this mean and how are you going to drive this forward?”in my Opinion, this green policy is partially related to particle emissions generated huge amount of it after a hundred metres to around two miles.”you Mean this, therefore, that the private motorist will not beat about the bush?”At the moment, for example, one house is forced to circulate, that this doesn't make any sense.
It matches the earlier leaked photos see below top to bottom aside from colour scheme, which is... a bit odd.Blass identifies it as gold but opts to call it "desert camo" instead, and we'd say it's more beige than we usually like in a gadget.Still no word on a release date or pricing for the likely AT exclusive in the States.If these photos leaked out of Vietnam are any indication, Samsung wants the Galaxy S7 Active to look more comfortable in a battlefield than a fashion show - unlike the standard Galaxy S7.Water and dust resistance were collectively one of the big enhancements for the Galaxy S7 this year, and that that same IP68 rating is reportedly maintained on the Active model, unsurprisingly.Leaks suggest the Galaxy S7 Active will have much the same specs as the Galaxy S7 in the States, including the Snapdragon 820 processor and 4GB RAM, plus the Quad HD display.
View photosMoreCutepepperPepper, the so-called "emotional robot" that made its debut in Japan almost two years ago, is preparing to come state-side.Pepper is a four-foot tall, humanoid robot with a child-like upper body and a three-wheel base."This is the first opportunity for the Android community to get their hands on a SDK to help them program on this platform," said Steve Carlin, vice president of marketing and business development at Softbank Robotics America.Android has a huge development community, so bringing the relatively new robot platform to it makes sense."We want to incentivise them to come on and use their creativity to create solutions for how other people will be using Pepper, for business or personal use," said Carlin.Pepper's Android adoption could lead to integration with other Android devices and systems, including tablets, smartphones and smart home devices.
Maryam Kouchak Northwestern University and Francesca Gino of Harvard University conducted a series of experiments to remember acceptable conduct reproved and human volunteers to determine. The study revealed that all of us really tend to forget mokamme. When people look back on the things of which they are not proud of or that they are ashamed of, the memories will change according to scientists, in a sense, becoming opaque. Since then, guinea pigs were given a questionnaire to fill out. The researchers found that those volunteers who had greater difficulty remembering cheated in the first game, usually more likely to be tricked in the second. Only mokien own remembrance were difficulties.
Ghostbusters New TrailerIn case you ve been living under a rock for the past few months, you probably heard that Sony Pictures Entertainment is releasing an all-female Ghostbusters sequel/reboot later this summer.You might have also heard that the internet hasn t been reacting all that well to the news of the movie s existence.DON T MISS: Star Wars: Rogue One heroes, villains and ships revealed in story guideHaving just eclipsed 800,000 dislikes on YouTube, the response to the first trailer could conservatively be called an unmitigated disaster.Admittedly, the trailer didn t really do the movie any favors as Ghostbusters star Melissa McCarthy admits , but this is clearly more than just a bunch of riled up, classic 80s movies fans.Having not loved the first trailer myself, I think this one might do a better job of showing us exactly what the movie is about while giving the characters a chance to show of their sense of humor:On the other hand, this trailer will almost certainly receive hundreds of thousands of dislikes in the coming weeks.Ghostbusters releases in theaters on July 15th, 2016.
Simply put, if it has an IP address, an identifier and internet connection then it is an IoT-enabled solution.Ashton has described the potential of the IoT saying that today's computers, and therefore the Internet, are almost wholly dependent on human beings for information."Nearly all of the roughly 50 petabytes a petabyte is 1,024 terabytes of data available on the Internet were first captured and created by human beings by typing, pressing a record button, taking a digital picture or scanning a bar code."He then says that the problem is the fact that people have limited time, attention and accuracy, "all of which means they are not very good at capturing data about things in the real world"."If we had computers that knew everything there was to know about things, using data they gathered without any help from us, we would be able to track and count everything and greatly reduce waste, loss and cost.The industrial IoT, the sort of IoT version for the industrial and manufacturing industries, is expected to add to the world's GDP something between $10tr to $15tr between today and 2035.
It s based on existing technology, including Google Now.The assistant will power Google s upcoming Amazon Echo competitor, Google Home.Speaking at the beginning of the keynote at the Google I/O developer conference in Mountain View, California, Google chief executive Sundar Pichai described the technology as a conversational assistant that can carry on an ongoing two-way dialogue.We want to be there for our users asking them, How can I help?'Pichai said.The technology is voice-activated and available across devices, but the interface is packaged up inside of a chatbot — something like, say, Facebook Messenger s M. We are getting ready to launch something later this year, Pichai said.The Google Assistant is built into the Allo mobile messaging app, which is also being introduced today.Over the years Google has amassed a whole lot of AI talent and technology.And the systems are regularly improving — last year at I/O Google chief executive Sundar Pichai said Google s speech recognition technology was down to an 8 percent word error rate.Indeed, today Pichai said that 1 in every 5 Google search queries on Android in the U.S. is a voice query.But even though Google s AI technology represents value for the company internally, in the past year Google has shared some of that technology with the rest of the world as open source code.Now it s clear that Google is a few steps ahead of Apple.Earlier this week The Information reported that Google would give third-party developers access to speech recognition, some aspects of the Google Now personal digital assistant, and Android s Google Now On Tap feature for recognizing known entities mentioned in text onscreen and providing explanations and relevant links.While the world s biggest technology companies have been fixated on chatbots lately, the whole idea itself is not new.Voice-activated assistants like the Alexa-powered Amazon Echo speaker are another emerging medium, but currently bots seem more likely to be adopted by the masses.
Bhavin TurakhiaThe most successful companies are built on great people, and how well they are able to hold on to good talent.Startup cultures are defined by the leadership of a company and the people that work for organisations.Also Read: How to find the right business partner for your startupCompanies slowly adopt the collective conscience of their leadership, and so in a sense, they become an extension of the personalities of their founders.Competitive founders tend to birth startups that are progressive, and CEOs that tend to take time over-analysing data to come to decisions will probably create slower moving organisations.A startup s culture in the early days becomes its guidebook, and eventually grows to represent the identity by which it is perceived.A recent Forbes article that summarised the findings of an employee engagement study conducted by Tinypulse hypothesised that  employees who give their work culture low marks are nearly 15 per cent more likely to think about a new job than their counterparts.The knowledge that you are changing the world, or creating something that is potentially earth shattering is profound.Also Read: The trick to attracting Millennials to your startup brandFor good talent, it s the reason why they will wake up to come to work every morning.Another aspect to this is adopting a flat organisational structure — flat structures are more conducive to ideation, discussion, and rapid development and execution, which is exactly what startups need.Perks and the WorksThis comprises the likes of flexible work hours and vacation days, no dress code, free food, an ever buzzing workspace et al.
Amazon might soon turn the tables on Google, who mostly reigns in the mobile market, by putting out a new kind of tablet.Codenamed "Knight", this tablet will differentiate itself from Amazon's existing Fire tablet line by being focused around its smart assistant, Alexa.Details about the "Knight" tablet are still shrouded in secrecy aside from the Alexa factor.It may or may not be the continuation of the 14-inch "Cairo" tablet that the retail giant was rumored to be working on.Despite the "yet another platform" syndrome, reception has been surprisingly positive.Preferably before Google or Apple also secure the market.
At its Google I/O developer conference, Google today is launching new tools that will make it easier for developers to have their apps do things with spreadsheets inside Google Sheets and presentations in Google Slides.Slides now has its own dedicated application programming interface API , and there is a second, more powerful Sheets API.This will not affect the existing Sheets API.The new Sheets API gives developers programmatic access to nearly all of the features a user can access in the Sheets web and mobile interfaces, Google Sheets product manager Tom Holman wrote in a blog post.The new Sheets API is available now, and the Slides API will come out in the next few months, Holman wrote.The enhancements make sense as Microsoft has been ramping up its Microsoft Graph for accessing data from Office 365 applications like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneDrive, and OneNote.The new API functionality isn t all that s new with Google Apps for developers.When the underlying data in the spreadsheet changes, an updated chart in the presentation is just one click away, Holman wrote.The corresponding functionality in Microsoft s Office applications is taking Excel charts and sticking them in Word or PowerPoint.People have been able to do both those things for a while.
Google has begun to build its own custom application-specific integrated circuit ASIC chip called tensor processing units TPUs , Google chief executive Sundar Pichai said today at the Google I/O developer conference in Mountain View, California.The name is inspired by Google s TensorFlow open source deep learning framework.When you use the Google Cloud Platform, you can take advantage of TPUs as well, Pichai said.Specialty hardware — sort of taking a cue from the holographic processing unit HPU inside Microsoft s HoloLens augmented reality headset — will not be the only thing that will make the Google public cloud stand out from market leader Amazon Web Services AWS .Also, over time Google will expose more and more machine learning APIs, Pichai said.Our goal is to lead the industry on machine learning and make that innovation available to our customers, Google distinguished hardware engineer Norm Jouppi wrote in a blog post.Building TPUs into our infrastructure stack will allow us to bring the power of Google to developers across software like TensorFlow and Cloud Machine Learning with advanced acceleration capabilities.Machine Learning is transforming how developers build intelligent applications that benefit customers and consumers, and we re excited to see the possibilities come to life.
This year s Queen s Speech was arguably it s most technology focused with a commercial spaceport, driverless cars and faster broadband were all being given special prominance.To help make sense of it all we re going to run through each mention and explain what it means and whether the government is actually going to follow through with its plans.The government is indeed looking to build a spaceport in the UK by 2020 with eight locations under consideration with Newquay, Cornwall looking to be the strongest.Alongside providing thousands of new jobs in the area the commercial spaceport would become a central European hub for the testing of experimental new spacecraft including Reaction Engines Skylon and Virgin Galactic s own space planes.Faster BroadbandRui Vieira/PA WireThat s right, if you re still struggling to get broadband in your home then the Queen s Speech contained some good news.While The US and Sweden have predominantly been leaders in this area the government is already working on a futureproofed bill that will turn the UK s roads into a giant testing ground for the next-generation of automated cars.
The service will be available for free from 12th-22nd June if you re an Xbox Live Gold member.EA Access is a monthly subscription service that allows Xbox One owners to download a selection of free games from the Access Vault, as well as gaining early access and exclusive discounts on upcoming titles.The free trial offer was revealed in an e-mail sent out by EA last night:EA will hold its E3 2016 press conference on June 12, making it the perfect time to promote the service.During the conference we can expect live gameplay demonstrations of Battlefield 1 and Titanfall 2, as well a sneak peak at Mass Effect Andromeda.It is unclear if the publisher plans to add new games and features to EA Access during E3, but it d certainly make sense.EA Access is currently available for £3.99 a month on Xbox One and PC.
Because the most effective marketers are using a cohesive customer journey map to align with dynamic content needs as prospects move through the funnel.A customer-centric editorial calendar is a dynamic content calendar that responds to the diverse experiences customers have on your website and can:Provide cross-functional visibility into content productionSupport a platform for customer journey mappingCreate visuals for the progressive content storyGarner actionable insights for improvement and iteration5 Steps to Building Customer-Focused Editorial CalendarThe PrerequisitesBefore you get started on the actual execution of an editorial calendar, there s a couple boxes you need to check.So, we re going to assume that before you start the next five steps, you ve already:Defined your target personas and audienceAligned internally on unified, clear company messagingEstablished a benchmark for content performance based on metrics Step 1: Determine Persona-Based Content ThemesIt makes sense that when you re creating a customer-centric calendar, you should start planning by thinking about… your customer.Depending on your team s size and capacity, I d pick no more than 5-10 themes for a given month.You can definitely have themes that exist for multiple months in a row, but try to have different themes for each month, playing around with the lower priority themes.If you re looking to continue your editorial calendar education, check out some of our top-performing posts.
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