Would your trust Autonomous Vehicles to take you through traffic? – Issue 200 – CogX Data Science, AI and Machine Learning Briefing

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Brazil publishes its national artificial intelligence strategy, outlining a framework for driving AI forward to solve the country’s key challenges.

The Australian state of Victoria is investing millions of dollars in ‘distracted driver’ technology which uses AI to detect motorists that are using mobile phones at the wheel.

Minister of Employment and Labour in Korea has told workers they need to make space for robots, adding “What’s important in policy is how to support a worker move from a fading sector to an emerging one.”

Best,

Charlie

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Microsoft to buy Nuance in $19.7bn bet on healthcare AI

Microsoft makes a massive bet on AI healthcare buying Nuance Communications in a deal valued at $19.7Bn bolstering its increasing focus on health care.

Read more (Al Jazeera)

Big Tech’s guide to talking about AI ethics

MIT Technology Review looks not at the rules but the word we use to talk about AI. Big Tech have designed a language to show they care, argues the piece. That language is decoded in the 50 words or such most used words for effective public relations in AI ethics.

Read more (MIT Technology Review)

NFTs Are Shaking Up the Art World. They May Be Warming the Planet, Too.

Whilst NFT’s are shaking up the art world, are they also fuelling climate change? The New York Times investigates.

Read more (New York Times)

Momentum ahead – CAM still set to progress in the UK in 2021

A team of researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has developed a new early warning system for autonomous vehicles that uses artificial intelligence to learn from thousands of real traffic situations. The study of the system has been carried out in cooperation with the BMW Group.

Read more (Intelligent Transport)

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