As artificial intelligence becomes an increasingly powerful force, some of the world’s biggest companies are worrying about how the technology will be used ethically, and how the public will perceive its spread. To combat these problems, five tech companies set up a research group called the Partnership on AI. Today, Apple has joined their ranks .
Apple has acknowledged for the first time that it is investing in self-driving car tech.
In a letter to US transport regulators, Apple said it was “excited about the potential of automated systems in many areas, including transportation”.It added that there were “significant societal benefits of automated vehicles” to be realised.
Samsung’s purchase of Harman is strategically sound, worth the $8 billion, and positions Samsung well in the connected car market. Meanwhile, Samsung diversifies from a saturated smartphone market.The deal makes so much sense you have to wonder why Apple didn’t buy Harman.
When it comes to virtual and augmented reality, Apple is typically — and inevitably — inscrutable. As several of its biggest competitors, including Google and Microsoft, have shown their hands with augmented reality (AR) or virtual reality (VR) strategies, Apple has mostly kept a poker face.
WITH its successful test of robo-taxis on the streets of Pittsburgh last week, Uber has dominated recent headlines on autonomous vehicles. But behind the scenes three groups—technology giants such as Uber, carmakers and a whole fleet of autoparts suppliers—are in a tight race.
Half-a-dozen years ago, the American wine critic Antonio Galloni decided to come up with a critical guide to the world’s best wines. If he had tried to do that in the 1990s, he would have had two options: 1. create a (very heavy) encyclopedia; or 2. issue lots of (equally cumbersome) magazines. “Thirty years ago wine knowledge was books and magazines,” Galloni says.
WHEN Apple in early September introduced a new iPhone without a jack for headphones, together with pricey wireless earbuds that you speak into, it did not take long for mocking videos to appear online. In one, an enterprising soul reveals a “secret hack” to get back the jack: he drills a hole into a new iPhone.
The recent talks around a potential Apple car may have all been a waste of precious energy better used towards the levitating, hologram-beaming “iPhone 10,” if a new report is proves true.
Despite months and months of hints and rumors that provoked numerous tech insiders to believe that Apple was secretly working on developing a car, whatever the company’s plans had clearly drastically changed, as showed by an enormous round of cutbacks.