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The major security problem of the Internet of Things could soon come to an end: MIT researchers have now developed a chip that is able to encrypt data quickly and energy-efficiently. Compared to a software solution, the chip requires 99% less power. Furthermore, the cryptographic protection is performed up to 500 times faster.
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Insight: Telekom partners with startup Relayr (German only)
Cybersecurity can greatly benefit from the use of artificial intelligence. John Bruce from IBM Resilient explains why human analysts should be supported by intelligent assistance systems: The best way of dealing with the flood of information is to be ensured by a symbiosis of human and artificial intelligence.
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Startup Magic Leap is developing augmented reality glasses: after 8 years – with almost US$ 2 billion in venture capital and more than 1000 employees - there is still no finished product. This year, the "Magic Leap One" will finally be released. The t3n podcast is dedicated to the opaque company.
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Insight: Startup RealWear with marketable AR glasses
The artificial intelligence boom can no longer be ignored - but what is behind the buzzword AI? What is the difference between Machine Learning and Deep Learning? The article traces the history of the technology and clarifies the most important terms.
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MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) has developed a new algorithm to make drones fly safely. The drone no longer uses detailed maps for navigation. Instead, it captures the uncertainties of its route in a mathematical model. The accident rate was thus reduced by half. Is this a model for the further development of autonomous systems in cars?
In order to explain traffic congestions in a city, both physical and social structures need to be considered. The behavior of commuters, pedestrians or drivers can be predicted via agent-based simulation. This model information is an ideal addition to the purely physical sensor data of a smart city.
Source: The Independent
MIT SMR has conducted a global survey on the current potential of artificial intelligence. The result: 85% of companies are aware of the potential competitive advantage - but only 39% have an AI strategy. Significant areas of application are currently customer service, video surveillance or field operations.
Continental's new connectivity manager uses the power of crowdsourcing to determine the network quality of a planned route. Accordingly, the data management is predictive. The driver could, for example, be notified of possible dead spots along the road ahead.
How efficient is office work in virtual reality environments? This is the question being addressed in a new study, which examines typing on a keyboard wearing a VR headset. A higher typing speed was detected when the fingers were displayed. Traditional keys also had a positive effect in comparison to a touchscreen keyboard.
According to a study by IT consultancy Infosys, artificial intelligence (AI) does not destroy jobs but only old business models. Of over 1,000 executives surveyed, three quarters said that AI technologies had already changed the way they do business. The changes mainly involve the elimination of inefficient processes.
Insight: Study by IT consultancy Infosys
HPA is testing the use of 5G in the industrial environment of the Port of Hamburg. The new network architecture implements network slices, which, among others, integrate traffic light systems controlled by mobile radio and VR applications. Logistics also benefits from the new communication standard.
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Insight: Study - What do consumers want from 5G?
According to a McKinsey report, revenues generated with data from the connected vehicle will amount to US$ 750 billion by 2030. Whether traffic safety, services or component analysis - the automobile manufacturers want to implement the so-called dongle solutions themselves. The debate on the Nevada concept is entering the next round.
Machine Learning (ML) turns data into predictable models. Today, it is no longer necessary to hire an entire IT team to do the programming. Microsoft, Google and Amazon provide ML as a cloud-based service. The article compares the digital services in a detailed overview.
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Insights: 9 facts about artificial intelligence
Pinterest is increasingly positioning itself as a computer vision specialist. The social network started out as a virtual bulletin board. Automatic image recognition is now the next step in optimizing Pinterest's advertising business. Could the algorithms also be used to analyze map data?
Insight: A Brief History of Artificial Intelligence
Data is only utilizable in the analyzed state. New business models can only be derived from filtered data. This work is more and more often performed by artificial intelligence (AI). Those who create the best AI will determine the future: like Google with AutoML.
Source: The Guardian
Today, no major car show can do without virtual reality (VR). The technology of immersion is powerful - but also fragile. Complicated interfaces, bugs and poor graphics quickly spoil the digital experience. This article examines the strong points and limits of current VR concepts in the automotive sector.
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Startup Rubrik has positioned itself on the market as a cloud data management company. In the article, Rubrik's chief technologist takes a look at current developments in cloud-based data management: The services are being integrated more and more intelligently - to the benefit of both companies and private individuals.
Google is working on a web-based augmented reality tool called "Article". It makes it possible to run AR applications via the browser. With "Article", AR models can be integrated on your own website. Instead of downloading an app for each digitally augmented reality application, a single browser will suffice in the future.
Source: Google Blog
Researchers at MIT and BYU have discovered a new 3D projection technology that "prints" light into the air. Small particles are controlled and illuminated with laser light to produce realistic 3D images. The small objects are still floating above fingertips - but will they soon be hovering above the dashboard?
Source: AP News
From April 2019 on, Mastercard will enable its customers to pay via biometrics. A joint study conducted by the company and the University of Oxford showed that 92% of respondents prefer this method to a password. At the same time, biometric technologies are making their way into the car: Mastercard could thus be used to make purchases while driving.
Source: Biometric Update
Three French teenagers have developed an open source VR headset. Since current models such as the Oculus Rift were too expensive for them, they purchased the single hardware components for about US$ 100. The pupils conceived the software as an open source project – the code can now be used freely and further optimized.
Based on Microsoft's cloud platform Azure, ZF intends to connect the increasingly autonomous and electrical mobility. Various functions are to be integrated into a shared platform across all providers. The eSync system from Excelfore ensures security, maintenance and an updated status. Together with startups, ZF wants to implement its "Vision Zero" - emission and accident-free mobility.
Source: Automotive World
Samsung has filed a patent for a smartphone with a screen making use of the entire front. All sensors are placed directly underneath the display glass. The necessary openings are to be cut out of the display. There are also rumors that the new Galaxy S9 will feature a fingerprint sensor underneath the display. 100 % screen – with no bezel at all.
Source: Android Authority
DiDi, China's largest mobility platform, has published its 2017 business data. Here, the advantages of the algorithms controlled by artificial intelligence are made perfectly obvious: with an accuracy of more than 85%, trips could be predicted 15 minutes before they were booked. The resulting optimization of virtual stops saved approximately 2 billion phone calls.
Oculus manager Jason Rubin believes that virtual and augmented reality applications (VR/AR) are tightly interwoven. The greatest challenges on the way there, Rubin sees primarily in the production of AR glasses for the mass market. In addition, the problem of VR sickness must be solved. Only then can the virtual dream finally come true.
Google has acquired startup Redux, which uses micro-vibrations to turn screens into haptic surfaces and speakers. The effect of the simulated buttons is comparable to Apple's Taptic Engine which is, however, not able to produce sound. Redux's technology could allow music and voice to come directly from the screen.
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Insight: Essay: The importance of haptic feedback
Source: The Verge
The frequency bands intended for connected and autonomous vehicles only have a short range. Providing a comprehensive coverage with stable 5G networks therefore remains a costly challenge. The article argues for the creation of mesh networks, such as those developed by startup RightMesh - but for the car.
Insight: Wi-Fi in the car - applications and challenges
Whether for a meeting in the Jedi Council or urgent messages to Darth Vader: the hologram is the means of choice in the Star Wars universe. Interaction with the projections is possible without the use of smart glasses or data gloves. Startup Looking Glass demonstrates with its HoloPlayer One that this is already possible on this planet.
"Your focus determines your reality." (Qui-Gon Jinn)
Real-time specialist Kithara Software implements Ethernet connections for connectivity applications in the automotive industry. Ethernet networks impress with cost efficiency as well as fast transmission rates and high scalability. This enables several vehicle systems to simultaneously and quickly retrieve information.
A single sensor from startup Guardian Optical Technologies is sufficient to monitor the entire interior of a vehicle. Objects can be distinguished from people in the car through the detection of micro-vibrations. Guardian's system is therefore suitable for analyzing the user behavior in vehicles, for example autonomous taxis.
Source: Business Wire
Facebook's startup Oculus is working on the next generation of VR glasses. Optical fibers arranged in parallel make the glasses slimmer. The user's field of vision should thus be broader and completely filled. In addition, the new technology promises to be more energy-efficient. The success of VR glasses is unstoppable.
BUY NOW! It's impossible to imagine everyday life without online shopping. However, the dynamics of consumer development is leading to a massive change in logistics – Amazon ships about 500 parcels per second. Robots conquer warehouses, intelligent algorithms structure the supply chain. In the article, WIRED analyzes the state of affairs.
Startup Wandelbots accomplishes robot programming by means of wearables. For this purpose, sensor-equipped clothing transfers the movements of a human being to adaptive software, whereupon the robot can imitate the activities. Perhaps this technology could be suitable for teaching industrial robots how to perform complicated maneuvers?
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Whether traffic flow, water or energy supply - cities are based on networks. In sustainable smart cities, sensory communication networks have to enhance the existing infrastructure. Reference designs for traffic monitoring or wireless V2X services already exist. The interactive graphic shows integration possibilities.
What do Apple's iPhone X, Huawei's Mate 10 and Google's Pixel 2 have in common? They are all equipped with an NPU, a neural processing unit. It runs AI applications much faster than conventional CPUs. The intelligent image recognition would put an end to confusing picture galleries: the AI could be able to find the required image in a fraction of a second.
The open connected car platform from startup Mojio convinced Amazon's Alexa Fund. With its technology, the young company also connects older vehicles - already half a million times. In addition, Mojio developed an Alexa skill that can be used to determine the location or fuel level of one's vehicle via voice command: "Alexa, where is my car?"
Geoffrey Hinton, head of Google's AI laboratory, wants to expand the traditional structure of neural networks with so-called capsule networks. The new AI systems can see objects in three dimensions and thus recognize them independent of the viewing angle. This is particularly advantageous for digital assistants and autonomous driving.
Source: The New York Times
Business consulting firm Bain & Company has taken a closer look at the industrial Internet of Things. This market is expected to grow to US$ 300 billion by 2020. Companies such as SAP, Siemens, Oracle, and Bosch are already investing massive amounts in Industry 4.0 technology.
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Optical fiber opens up new creative and technical application possibilities. Color and lighting design can add accentuations both inside and outside the vehicle. When combined with sensors, the durable and flexible glass fiber is also suitable for various visual safety signals. Whether pressure, temperature or distance: it’s a visible gain, especially for autonomous driving.
Logitech wants to simplify the use of computers. For this reason, the company, which is primarily known for producing keyboards and mice, is opening up many new fields of business. These include Bluetooth speakers and high-tech equipment for eSports. The latter is meanwhile Logitech's third-largest product segment.
Insight: Study on the eSports market development until 2020