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Amazon Go Store Eliminates Checkout Lines with Deep Learning

Amazon's "Just Walk Out" technology uses sensors, computer vision, and deep learning to track customers and automatically register which items get picked up. The customers will be charged later via their Amazon account.
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Samsung POWERbot Turbo Robot Vacuum Maps Your Home, Has Alexa Voice Control

Samsung's POWERbot Turbo VR9350 robot vacuum creates a map of your home that is stored on the smartphone app. You can then select specific areas or rooms for the vacuum to clean. The POWERbot Turbo VR9350 also features Alexa voice control for added convenience.
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Honda NeuV Self-Driving Car Feels Human Emotions

Honda will be showcasing at CES 2017 its NeuV autonomous car concept that uses artificial intelligence to feel human emotions and build a stronger connection between the car and human passenger. Honda will also demo a robot motorcycle at CES 2017.
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Commercial Drone Alliance Writes to President-Elect Trump

Commercial Drone Alliance writes a note to President-elect Donald Trump that outlines the state of the US commercial drone industry. The letter says the incoming administration "has the ability to create good jobs and grow the economy by propelling UAS technology forward."


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This AI Gets Smarter by Surfing the Internet

"Information extraction" system helps turn plain text into data for statistical analysis.
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Watch: MIT AI Animates Still Photos

The team used a deep-learning method called "adversarial learning" that involves training two competing neural networks. One network generates video, and the other discriminates between the real and generated videos.

UPS Chatbot Uses AI to Help Customers

UPS has launched a beta version of a chatbot, an AI-enabled platform that mimics human conversation to help users find UPS locations, get shipping rates and track packages.

AI Fails University of Tokyo Admission Test for Second Time

The National Institute of Informatics has given up on making its Todai Robot AI smart enough to get into the University of Tokyo.

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"Information extraction" system helps turn plain text into data for statistical analysis.
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Amazon Go Store Eliminates Checkout Lines with Deep Learning
Amazon's "Just Walk Out" technology uses sensors, computer vision, and deep learning...

Honda NeuV Self-Driving Car Feels Human Emotions
Honda will be showcasing at CES 2017 its NeuV autonomous car concept that...

Apple Self-Driving Car Interest Revealed
Apple for the first time acknowledges an interest in self-driving cars. In...

Building Your Own Drone Just Got Easier Thanks to MIT
MIT CSAIL system lets you design and fabricate drones with a wide...