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Nvidia Unveils Next-Generation Orin Chip To Power Self-Driving Vehicles

Nvidia Unveils Next-Generation Orin Chip To Power Self-Driving Vehicles

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Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang speaks during a press conference at The MGM during CES 2018 in Las Vegas on January 7, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Mandel Ngan (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images) It’s no secret that automated vehicles require an enormous amount of compute performance. It seems that closer engineers get to…

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Analysts say Alphabet, UPS have early edge in delivery’s next frontier: drones

Analysts say Alphabet, UPS have early edge in delivery’s next frontier: drones

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Next year, maybe your holiday gifts will be delivered by drone. The world’s biggest players in logistics and packages are racing to make commercial drone delivery a reality, with Loop Capital Markets saying “UPS and Alphabet have the early lead” on Amazon, FedEx and others. “The emerging US drone operators are upgrading from constrictive drone-specific…

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Amazon-Backed Aurora Readies An Air-Traffic Control System For Self-Driving Cars

Amazon-Backed Aurora Readies An Air-Traffic Control System For Self-Driving Cars

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Teleassist specialists will have access to contextual information like live feeds of the camera and autonomy views when responding to support requests. – Aurora Self-driving cars aren’t quite ready for large-scale commercial deployment, but as the technology advances most companies developing it plan multiple layers of safety. Aurora, a startup that counts Amazon as an…

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Hiring challenges for Japanese companies

Hiring challenges for Japanese companies

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Many Japanese companies complain about a shortage of qualified workers. This column argues that the difficulty is partly driven by flawed recruitment practices and suggests improvements to the hiring process. For example, customised aptitude tests and team-based structured interviews could help remedy the situation. With the advance of the digital economy, an increasing number of…

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GM loans $40 million to firm to acquire, retool shuttered Lordstown, Ohio, factory

GM loans $40 million to firm to acquire, retool shuttered Lordstown, Ohio, factory

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The GM logo is seen at the General Motors Lansing Grand River Assembly Plant in Lansing, Michigan October 26, 2015. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook Lordstown Motors Corp, which is 10% owned by Workhorse Group Inc , bought the plant and equipment for $20 million in November as part of its ambitious plan to begin building electric pickup…

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Toyota unveils upgraded version of its humanoid robot

Toyota unveils upgraded version of its humanoid robot

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In this Dec. 18, 2019, photo, Toyota Motor Corp.’s human-shaped T-HR3 robot, right, is remotely controlled by its staff member, left, during a demonstration in Tokyo. Toyota’s upgraded version of the human-shaped T-HR3 now has faster and smoother finger movements because the wearable remote-control device has become lighter and easier to use. The person wearing…

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Nokia, Japanese firms tie up on industrial-use 5G network services

Nokia, Japanese firms tie up on industrial-use 5G network services

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Nokia Corp. said Wednesday that it has tied up with five Japanese companies in offering next-generation 5G network services to corporate customers. The Finnish telecommunications giant will build the ultrafast communications networks with Japanese partners, including computer systems company NS Solutions Corp. and telecommunication equipment maker Hitachi Kokusai Electric Inc., mainly for manufacturers. The tie-up,…

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Electric vehicles pose a major threat to autoworkers’ jobs

Electric vehicles pose a major threat to autoworkers’ jobs

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Electric vehicles may be the future for the auto industry. And if they are, that may spell the end of many traditional auto jobs. The problem for the workers is clear: The electric motors that will power those new vehicles have far fewer moving parts than traditional internal combustion engines and the transmissions that go…

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World’s first fully electric commercial aircraft takes flight in Canada

World’s first fully electric commercial aircraft takes flight in Canada

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The world’s first electric commercial during its maiden flight in Richmond, British Columbia Photograph: Jonathan Hayward/AP The world’s first fully electric commercial aircraft has taken its inaugural test flight, taking off from the Canadian city of Vancouver and flying for 15 minutes. “This proves that commercial aviation in all-electric form can work,” said Roei Ganzarski,…

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The No. 1 job of 2019 pays $140,000 — and its hiring growth has exploded 74%

The No. 1 job of 2019 pays $140,000 — and its hiring growth has exploded 74%

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Call it hire power. On Tuesday, career and job site LinkedIn released its annual “Emerging Jobs” list, which identifies the roles that have seen the largest rate of hiring growth from 2015 through this year. No. 1 on the list: Artificial Intelligence Specialist — typically an engineer, researcher or other specialty that focuses on machine…

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