Artificial Intelligence

Amazon’s smart TVs could cut out competitors and strengthen the retailer’s smart home presence: These are the first pair of Amazon-branded devices made with an emphasis on Alexa compatibility.

They’re pitched as a means to combat climate change, but autonomous EV robotaxis may increase emissions if used for single rides. AV robotaxi makers will need to design shareable vehicles to keep their promise of lowering emissions.

The company is ditching its lidar business to focus on bringing its AVs to market before the clock runs out. AV timelines are notoriously fickle, but we expect adoption to accelerate in the next two years.

Olive uses in-house incubator as testing ground to springboard into more healthcare AI applications: We think the healthcare AI automation company can use its newly launched in-house venture studio to build out its revenue cycle management and prior authorizations services, in particular.

On today's episode, we discuss what users are viewing on Facebook, how to measure attention, whether Toys R Us can make a comeback, the scope of the ad frequency problem, how important AI is to advertising, how soon will work meetings move into virtual reality, how Nicole discovered a ground-breaking literary link that made national news, and more. Tune in to the discussion with eMarketer director of reports editing Rahul Chadha and principal analysts at Insider Intelligence Nicole Perrin and Paul Verna.

18 out of 24 federal agencies were found to have used facial recognition tech despite growing public backlash. Rampant government use and loose oversight of the tech could spark life into calls for federal regulation or a national data privacy standard.

The smartphone giant acquired AV startup Deepmotion for $77.4 million. Xiaomi could use its consumer electronic experience to create compelling entertainment-focused vehicles, but it will have to overcome manufacturing challenges and potential regulatory scrutiny.

More than 90 groups signed a letter demanding Apple cease rollout of its CSAM scanning tool, citing the potential for misuse. The continued pressure could stand as a major inflection point in Apple’s brand history.

The company reaffirmed its commitment to the computer vision-only approach to AVS despite calls by regulators and advocates questioning the company’s safety. Regulators may ultimately seek to limit the way Tesla tests Autopilot on public roads, which pump the brakes on new updates.

If the FTC decides to investigate Tesla’s Autopilot capabilities (as it’s being urged to),it could have far-reaching categorization effects for the AV industry, which for years has over-promised and under-delivered.

Qualcomm is trying to make the case with the creation of a first-of-its-kind 5G-enabled aerial drone platform. 5G connectivity could improve drone technology and increase adoption across numerous industries, but 5G networks themselves require continued buildout for connected drones to really take off.

Il Makiage's bet on AI imaging could set it apart from competitors: The cosmetics upstart makes a major acquisition to double down on product recommendations and customer experience.

OpenAI’s new Codex system tries to answer that question by translating users’ natural language into code. Though this system could one day improve programming speed and efficiency, the current model lacks accuracy and is susceptible to algorithmic bias.