Artificial Intelligence

GM-backed connected car startup Wejo partnered with Microsoft and Palantir to improve its ability to store and analyze data. As connected cars take over roads, processing their treasure troves of data will be increasingly important.

New NHTSA rules would require carmakers to report crashes involving driverless cars or advanced driver assistance systems. Though some supporters claim rigid rules could hinder innovation, regulations will be needed to convince consumers of AV’s safety.

Five years and $50M dollars later, Columbus’, Ohio’s smart city project failed to revolutionize the city. Though the Transportation Dept.-backed project led to incremental mobility gains, growing public privacy concerns have hindered the smart city’s most transformational promises.

Twitter is the latest Big Tech firm to bolster its ethical AI research team with top tech critics. Enacting proposals from these teams could help Big Tech build back its fractured public trust.

The automaker acquired Boston Dynamics for $1.1B and is now the owner of Spot, which should help bolster its ambition to make walking cars.

Amazon’s investments in various AV projects could be the foundation for a bigger move into robotrucking.

he AV company revealed details around a supercomputer it’s using to train its computer vision neural network, which it hopes to use in Level 5 vehicles. Critics warn abandoning radar could come at the expense of safety.

Decreased data storage costs and booming data generation may lead the global AI industry to be worth nearly $1T by 2028. By the end of the decade, AI will become essential for numerous industries.

Virtual reality (VR) has the potential to redefine how brands engage with consumers, and companies in China are investing heavily in this emerging technology. But adoption there has hit a wall, meaning the industry must overcome technical challenges, and other pain points, for VR to become a game changer for consumer marketing.

A recent Supreme Court ruling limits the US government’s ability to prosecute individuals for misusing databases—the ruling will add legal clarity for AI companies harvesting public data and, ironically, many of the ethical researchers using similar methods in the name of tech accountability.

The company will require law enforcement agencies to publicly post their data requests on Ring’s Neighbors app for users to see. While the move adds transparency, it’s unlikely to resolve the core concerns around Ring’s police partnerships.