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Perceptron: Face-tracking ‘earables,’ analog AI chips, and accelerating particle accelerators

Sep 18, 2022

Kyle Wiggers is a senior reporter at TechCrunch with a special interest in artificial intelligence. His writing has appeared in VentureBeat and Digital Trends, as well as a range of gadget blogs including Android Police, Android Authority, Droid-Life, and XDA-Developers. He lives in Brooklyn with his partner, a piano educator, and dabbles in piano himself. occasionally -- if mostly unsuccessfully. More posts by this contributor Research in the field of machine learning and AI, now a k ...read more

Video Friday: Make This Face

Sep 18, 2022

Video Friday is your weekly selection of awesome robotics videos, collected by your friends at IEEE Spectrum robotics. We also post a weekly calendar of upcoming robotics events for the next few months. Please send us your events for inclusion.CLAWAR 2022: 12–14 September 2022, AZORES, PORTUGALIROS 2022: 23–27 October 2022, KYOTO, JAPANANA Avatar XPRIZE Finals: 4–5 November 2022, LOS ANGELESEnjoy today's videos! The engineering here is definitely impressive, but I'm (still) not sold on an ...read more

Fireworks and flag-waving: Watch NASA’s mammoth moon rocket lift off for first time

Sep 18, 2022

NASA’s Space Launch System rocket stands on its Florida launch pad. (Photo via Boeing Space / Twitter) More than 100,000 people are expected to overwhelm Florida’s Space Coast on Monday morning to watch NASA’s most powerful rocket lift off on a history-making Artemis 1 mission to the moon and beyond — but if you can’t make it in person, watching the launch online may well be the next best thing. NASA’s Space Launch System rocket is scheduled to blast off from Kennedy Space Cente ...read more

EV battery leases could be a boon for manufacturers, a bust for consumers

Sep 18, 2022

For years, observers have thought that consumers would be better off leasing EV batteries than buying them outright — because the batteries are prone to degradation, because new technology will turn the old ones obsolete, because someday you might be able to upgrade your car’s battery with a better one and so on. Thing is, leasing is seldom financially beneficial to the consumer unless they’re really pressed for cash at the time of purchase. Battery leasing is unlikely to be any di ...read more

Randomly selected quotes from Zuck’s very, very long interview

Sep 18, 2022

Life is too short to listen to a 3-hour conversation between successful normal human Mark Zuckerberg and the farcically neutral Joe Rogan, so I’m taking a different tack: scrolling very fast through an extremely long transcript and picking nuggets more or less at random. Here’s what Zuckerberg thinks about various things. (These quotes have been very lightly edited for clarity.) Zuckerberg on symmetry Part of what’s a little trippy about it is that in some ways, some of these experiences ...read more

GeekWire at the Ballpark: AM radio vs. digital audio; robot umpires; and Amazon cuts the line

Sep 18, 2022

Trying out different play-by-play audio options in the stands at T-Mobile Park. (GeekWire Photo / John Cook) Sitting in the stands down the first base line Thursday at T-Mobile Park in Seattle, I was feeling like a real fan, in my white Mariners jersey with GEEKWIRE on the back, Louisville Slugger baseball glove, Mariners spring training hat circa 2007, white Felix Hernandez socks, and noise-canceling headphones attached via cord to my portable AM-FM radio, perched between the seats in fron ...read more

More venture funds are betting on Central and Eastern Europe

Sep 18, 2022

Welcome to The TechCrunch Exchange, a weekly startups-and-markets newsletter. It’s inspired by the daily TechCrunch+ column where it gets its name. Want it in your inbox every Saturday? Sign up here. Central and Eastern Europe have had less venture capital at their disposal than their GDP or population could warrant. But with new funds lured in by their startups’ talent pool, global mindset, and capital efficiency, this could be starting to change. Let’s explore. — Anna ...read more

The Godfather of South Korea’s Chip Industry

Sep 18, 2022

They were called “Kim’s Mafia.” Kim Choong-Ki himself wouldn’t have put it that way. But it was true what semiconductor engineers in South Korea whispered about his former students: They were everywhere. Starting in the mid-1980s, as chip manufacturing in the country accelerated, engineers who had studied under Kim at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) assumed top posts in the industry as well as coveted positions teaching or researching semiconductors at u ...read more

Amazon helps Seahawks take on concession blitz with cashierless tech at new Seattle stadium store

Sep 18, 2022

The District Market at Lumen Field in Seattle will utilize Amazon’s “Just Walk Out” cashierless technology. (Amazon Photo) The Seattle Seahawks are switching to a hurry-up offense at Lumen Field this season. But it’s not happening in the team’s play calling, it’s taking place high above the football field where a new food and beverage store will utilize checkout-free technology from Amazon. The stadium will be the first in the NFL to feature both of Amazon’s signature retail i ...read more

Analytics, AI and robotics help MLB teams get a step closer to a perfect pitching machine

Sep 18, 2022

The first pitching machine dates back well over 100 years. Obviously things have come a long way since that injury-inducing, gunpowder-fueled machine made its debut at Princeton University, but most modern systems are more or less the same. A ball is manually or mechanically dropped into a spinning wheel or wheels, which propel it toward the battery at high velocity. It’s gotten the job done, so why quibble, right? But there’s a lot of potential room for innovation here. Advances in A ...read more