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Call for smart home devices to bake in privacy safeguards for kids – TechCrunch

Call for smart home devices to bake in privacy safeguards for kids – TechCrunch A new research report has raised concerns about how in-home smart devices such as AI virtual voice assistants, smart appliances, and security and monitoring technologies could be gathering and sharing children’s data. It calls for new …

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UIpath lands $225M Series C on $3 billion valuation as robotics process automation soars – TechCrunch

UIpath lands $225M Series C on $3 billion valuation as robotics process automation soars – TechCrunch UIPath is bringing automation to repetitive processes inside large organizations and it seems to have landed on a huge pain point. Today it announced a massive $225 million Series C on a $3 billion …

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Apple is late to a self driving milestone — it’s first test car accident – TechCrunch

Apple is late to a self driving milestone — it’s first test car accident – TechCrunch Apple’s secretive self-driving vehicle program has disclosed its first accident, according to a report filed with the California Department of Motor Vehicles. The low speed accident, which occurred August 24, is a milestone of …

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Carmera, the mapping startup for autonomous vehicles, raises $20 million – TechCrunch

Carmera, the mapping startup for autonomous vehicles, raises $20 million – TechCrunch Autonomous vehicles need more than a brain to operate safely in a world filled with obstacles. They need maps. Or more specifically, self-driving vehicles need maps that constantly refresh and can deliver important information—like that sudden lane closure …

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Israeli autonomous technology developer Innoviz is entering China’s car market – TechCrunch

Israeli autonomous technology developer Innoviz is entering China’s car market – TechCrunch Innoviz, a developer of light detection and ranging technologies for computer vision and autonomous vehicles, is getting a toehold in China, the world’s fastest growing auto market, through a partnership with the Chinese automotive supplier HiRain Technologies. From …

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The race to build autonomous delivery robots rolls on – TechCrunch

The race to build autonomous delivery robots rolls on – TechCrunch It’s been a busy year in delivery robot land. Starship Technologies sounded the starting gun to bring autonomous delivery vehicles to market with a $17.2 million round led by Daimler back in January 2017. Then in January this year …

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50,000 Las Vegas workers set to strike, demand protection from robots

50,000 Las Vegas workers set to strike, demand protection from robots Among the Culinary Workers Union’s demands are higher wages, better job security, and protections from automation. The workers, whose contracts are up on June 1, are employed by more than 30 of the city’s most well-known resorts. The post …

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For these researchers, building a ‘smart cockpit’ means reading a pilot’s mind

For these researchers, building a ‘smart cockpit’ means reading a pilot’s mind In a bid to develop a “smart cockpit,” where pilots and plane become one, researchers have shown they can measure a pilot’s brain activity in real time, with hopes that they can design advanced technologies and training systems. …

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