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Samsung’s in-house incubator C-Labs backs SunnyFive, a startup making smart windows that product artificial sunlight

Published on 05/18/2020 @ 11 AM EST
The SunnyFive window looks to be similar in function to light therapy lamps marketed to sufferers of seasonal affective disorder (SAD). It outputs the full spectrum of natural light, and can be programmed to mimic the lighting effects of a real window.

Volvo will sell cars with built-in LiDAR beginning in 2022

Published on 05/06/2020 @ 5 PM EST
Volvo is working with Luminar and says its next-generation Scalable Product Architecture (SPA2) vehicles will be hardware-ready. The cars won’t be fully self-driving, but it’s a step in that direction. They plan to equip their vehicles with built-in LiDAR beginning in 2022.

Ford delays self-driving taxis to 2022

Published on 04/29/2020 @ 6 AM EST
While discussing its quarterly earnings, Ford revealed that its autonomous vehicle services have been delayed from 2021 to 2022. In a statement to TechCrunch, it said it needed to “evaluate” the effect of COVID-19 on customer behavior and potentially change its strategy.

Now there is a device that can help blind veterans see

Published on 04/13/2020 @ 9 AM EST
eSight creates high-tech eyewear devices that use screens, algorithms, and smart cameras to improve vision. In October 2019, vision platform organization eSight announced the approval of eSight 3, the third generation of the company's sight-enhancing glasses for those living with visual impairments, on the VA Federal Supply Schedule—giving sight-impaired veterans access to a high-tech medical device that can help them see and regain independence.

Intel’s neuromorphic chip can ‘smell’ 10 hazardous chemicals

Published on 03/16/2020 @ 4 PM EST
Researchers from Intel and Cornell University trained a neuromorphic chip to learn and recognize the scents of 10 hazardous chemicals. In fact, the tech might enable "electronic noses" and robots to detect weapons, explosives, narcotics, and even diseases in the future.

Elon Musk Says All AI Development Should Be Regulated, Including Tesla

Published on 02/20/2020 @ 8 AM EST

On his recent tweets, Elon Musk have said "all org[anizations] developing advance AI should be regulated, including Tesla." This was in response to a new MIT Technology Review profile of OpenAI, an organization founded in 2015 by him, along with Sam Altman, Ilya Sutskever, Greg Brockman, Wojciech Zaremba, and John Schulman.