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Experimental drone uses AI to spot violence in crowds

Drone-based surveillance still makes many people uncomfortable, but that isn't stopping research into more effective airborne watchdogs. Scientists have developed an experimental drone system that uses AI to detect violent actions in crowds. The te… Source: Engadget | Experimental drone uses AI to spot violence in crowds

Food delivery drones take flight in China

You don't have to wait for food delivery drones… if you live in the right part of China. Alibaba's online meal giant Ele.me has been cleared to use drones for delivering orders in Shanghai's Jinshan Industrial Park. The initiative won't deliver dir… Source: Engadget | Food delivery drones take flight in China

Google Assistant fired a gun: We need to talk

For better or worse, Google Assistant can do it all. From mundane tasks like turning on your lights and setting reminders to convincingly mimicking human speech patterns, the AI helper is so capable it's scary. Its latest (unofficial) ability, though… Source: Engadget | Google Assistant fired a gun: We need to talk

Samsung opens second North American AI lab in Toronto

If it wasn't already apparent that Canada is becoming a major hub for AI research, it is now. Samsung has opened an AI Center (or Centre, for the Canadian crowd) in Toronto, and it's only the company's second big lab in North America — the other is… Source: Engadget | Samsung opens second North American …

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Watch a medevac drone perform a simulated rescue

Medevac missions won't have to put more humans in danger if Tactical Robotics has its way. The Urban Aeronautics-owned firm has successfully completed its first "mission representative" demo of the Cormorant, an autonomous VTOL (vertical takeoff and… Source: Engadget | Watch a medevac drone perform a simulated rescue

Westworld-like 'Mesmer' robot comes alive in a UK factory

We all love Westworld, but its main premise — that we'll be able to build robots identical to human in the near future — still seems impossibly far-fetched. That said, a company called Engineered Arts is definitely exploring the edges of the uncann… Source: Engadget Westworld-like 'Mesmer' robot comes alive in a UK factory

IBM is installing a Watson AI lab at MIT

Both MIT and IBM are leaders in the field of Artificial Intelligence and now they're teaming up. IBM announced on Thursday that it had reached a 10-year research partnership agreement with the university worth nearly a quarter of a billion dollars. T… Source: Engadget

John Deere bought an AI company to optimize crop spraying

Want to know how pervasive AI is becoming in seemingly all facets of daily life? Just ask Deere & Company. The John Deere brand owner just acquired Blue River Technology, which uses machine learning and computer vision to target herbicide spray… Source: Engadget