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Monthly report: August 2018

This month, The Essentials Report, has curated & analyzed the content published by 72 influencers like WIRED and Thomas Bamonte, discussing hashtags such as #SmartCities
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Aug 2 #96: Sam Anthony of Perceptive Automata

On Aug 3, 2018
@TomBamonte shared
RT @TheAutonocast: One of the hardest things about driving is that you can never predict what pedestrians are going to do next... unless... you can? Sam Anthony of @perceptive_auto joins the show to explain how the secrets of the human glance make prediction possible. https://t.co/LAnohr5oq2 https://t.co/0Qk8V83LkS
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One of the hardest problems in the automated driving stack involves predicting how multiple pedestrian targets will behave. That's the problem that Cambridge, MA-based startup Perceptive Automata is tackling head-on with a unique approach to deep learning that builds on research into ...

www.autonocast.com
On Aug 3, 2018
@TomBamonte shared
RT @TheAutonocast: One of the hardest things about driving is that you can never predict what pedestrians are going to do next... unless... you can? Sam Anthony of @perceptive_auto joins the show to explain how the secrets of the human glance make prediction possible. https://t.co/LAnohr5oq2 https://t.co/0Qk8V83LkS
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Aug 2 #96: Sam Anthony of Perceptive Automata

One of the hardest problems in the automated driving stack involves predicting how multiple pedestrian targets will behave. That's the problem that Cambridge, MA-based startup Perceptive ...

Maybe MoviePass Shouldn't Compare Itself to Uber

On Aug 11, 2018
@WIRED shared
There's a key difference between Uber and MoviePass: MoviePass doesn’t compete with theaters. If Uber’s business model had been to pay for customers rides in existing cabs, the comparison might be more apt https://t.co/elU8vgl3bz
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There are certain similarities between the two disrupting companies—like spending lots of money.

www.wired.com
On Aug 11, 2018
@WIRED shared
There's a key difference between Uber and MoviePass: MoviePass doesn’t compete with theaters. If Uber’s business model had been to pay for customers rides in existing cabs, the comparison might be more apt https://t.co/elU8vgl3bz
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Maybe MoviePass Shouldn't Compare Itself to Uber

There are certain similarities between the two disrupting companies—like spending lots of money.

Duckietown: a playful road to learning robotics and AI

On Aug 7, 2018
@hugo_larochelle shared
RT @linuxpotter: There is no funnier way to learn robotics than with an inexpensive, DYI, open-source and duckie-based platform. Please support our efforts at @DuckietownAI to make robotics accessible to everybody. https://t.co/Pq0VLsbEIv
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Making a learning experience for state-of-the-art robotics, autonomy and AI that is inclusive and accessible.

www.kickstarter.com
On Aug 7, 2018
@hugo_larochelle shared
RT @linuxpotter: There is no funnier way to learn robotics than with an inexpensive, DYI, open-source and duckie-based platform. Please support our efforts at @DuckietownAI to make robotics accessible to everybody. https://t.co/Pq0VLsbEIv
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Duckietown: a playful road to learning robotics and AI

Making a learning experience for state-of-the-art robotics, autonomy and AI that is inclusive and accessible.

Late to the Driverless Revolution

On Aug 21, 2018
@olivercameron shared
RT @mhbergen: GM exec to Chris Urmson circa 2011: “I’m sorry. But I just don’t get the point." From excerpt of new book on AVs by Larry Burns, longtime advisor to Google 🚗 https://t.co/SRcbjoxBGp
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America’s car industry dismissed the potential of autonomous driving for years as tech companies plunged ahead. Now Detroit is racing to catch up.

www.wsj.com
On Aug 21, 2018
@olivercameron shared
RT @mhbergen: GM exec to Chris Urmson circa 2011: “I’m sorry. But I just don’t get the point." From excerpt of new book on AVs by Larry Burns, longtime advisor to Google 🚗 https://t.co/SRcbjoxBGp
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Late to the Driverless Revolution

America’s car industry dismissed the potential of autonomous driving for years as tech companies plunged ahead. Now Detroit is racing to catch up.

Semiautonomous Cars Have Flaws. That's Why They Need Tests

On Aug 9, 2018
@TomBamonte shared
Summary of @IIHS_autosafety report on driver assistance tools. https://t.co/RycwVdYZ2n via @WIRED
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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety tested features in cars from Tesla, BMW, Mercedes, and Volvo and found they all had issues. Here’s where safety rankings would come in handy.

www.wired.com
On Aug 9, 2018
@TomBamonte shared
Summary of @IIHS_autosafety report on driver assistance tools. https://t.co/RycwVdYZ2n via @WIRED
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Semiautonomous Cars Have Flaws. That's Why They Need Tests

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety tested features in cars from Tesla, BMW, Mercedes, and Volvo and found they all had issues. Here’s where safety rankings would come in handy.

Why Technology Favors Tyranny

On Aug 30, 2018
@NandoDF shared
Why Technology Favors Tyranny according to Yuval Noah Harari https://t.co/pfWgBYEmQH
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Artificial intelligence could erase many practical advantages of democracy, and erode the ideals of liberty and equality. It will further concentrate the power among a small elite if we don’t take steps to stop it.

www.theatlantic.com
On Aug 30, 2018
@NandoDF shared
Why Technology Favors Tyranny according to Yuval Noah Harari https://t.co/pfWgBYEmQH
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Why Technology Favors Tyranny

Artificial intelligence could erase many practical advantages of democracy, and erode the ideals of liberty and equality. It will further concentrate the power among a small elite if we ...

Replaced by robots: 8 jobs that could be hit hard by the A.I. revolution

On Aug 11, 2018
@DigitalTrends shared
Replaced by robots: 10 jobs that could be hit hard by the A.I. revolution https://t.co/90scVYC3FR
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Almost one in two jobs could be automated within the next 20 years. Here are eight examples of the kinds of employment that refers to.

www.digitaltrends.com
On Aug 11, 2018
@DigitalTrends shared
Replaced by robots: 10 jobs that could be hit hard by the A.I. revolution https://t.co/90scVYC3FR
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Replaced by robots: 8 jobs that could be hit hard by the A.I. revolution

Almost one in two jobs could be automated within the next 20 years. Here are eight examples of the kinds of employment that refers to.

Can Waymo Self-Driving Cars Help Fix Phoenix's Public Transit?

On Aug 1, 2018
@TomBamonte shared
A look at @Waymo collaboration with public transit agency in AZ on AV deployment. Both Waymo/transit agency say there will always be a place for public transit trains/big buses. That remains to seen in low-density metros like Phoenix. https://t.co/GG6sfjSclm via @WIRED
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The Silicon Valley self-driving company just announced a partnership with Phoenix’s Valley Metro, which prompts the age-old question: Can a private tech company provide solutions for the masses?

www.wired.com
On Aug 1, 2018
@TomBamonte shared
A look at @Waymo collaboration with public transit agency in AZ on AV deployment. Both Waymo/transit agency say there will always be a place for public transit trains/big buses. That remains to seen in low-density metros like Phoenix. https://t.co/GG6sfjSclm via @WIRED
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Can Waymo Self-Driving Cars Help Fix Phoenix's Public Transit?

The Silicon Valley self-driving company just announced a partnership with Phoenix’s Valley Metro, which prompts the age-old question: Can a private tech company provide solutions for the ...

Top Influencers

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WIRED is where tomorrow is realized.

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Transportation technology and innovation. Automated vehicles. V2X technology. Transportation planning. Views expressed are my own.

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CEO @voyage. Building an extremely affordable autonomous taxi service.

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Tech for the way we live. | Facebook & Instagram: @DigitalTrends

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@IEEESpectrum's award-winning blog on robots, drones, AI, and more. Editor: @ericoguizzo [email protected] | Senior Writer: @botjunkie [email protected]

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Researching intelligence to understand what we are and to find ways to harness it wisely. I'm a senior CIFAR fellow and an adjunct prof at UBC CS.

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The best in tech, science, aerospace, DIY and auto news. Customer Service: http://t.co/rYWTFWzg2R

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Google Brain researcher, machine learning professor, ex-Twitter Cortex, father of 4, wine/music/comedy enthusiast

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The auto industry's leading business publication - award-winning coverage from boardroom to showroom. @First_Shift @AutoNewsTV @AutoNewsEurope @AutoNewsCanada

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Prof (CS @Stanford), Director (Stanford AI Lab), Chief Scientist AI/ML (Google Cloud), Researcher in #AI, #computervision, #ML, cognitive neuroscience.

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Drive free or die. Contact us at [email protected]

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Co-Founder of Coursera; Stanford CS adjunct faculty. Former head of Baidu AI Group/Google Brain. #ai #machinelearning, #deeplearning #MOOCs

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