Just a few short months ago, UPS showed off a hybrid delivery van with an onboard drone helper that handled truck-to-door drops. Now they’ve announced an eco-friendly update to their American fleet. UPS […] The post UPS Will Put 50 Electric Delivery Vans On U.S. Streets This Year appeared first on Geek

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Uber is looking to spread from the roads to the skies.
This week Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi recommitted to the company’s goal of offering flying taxis as a transportation option — and not in the distant future but in the next five to 10 years.
SEE ALSO: Here’s what Uber for the skies might feel like
At a Tokyo investor forum Tuesday, Khosrowshahi said he saw flying cars as a viable option for Uber users to get around cities and nearby locations, according to Reuters

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When we think about artificial intelligence, we tend to think of the humanized representations of machine learning like Siri or Alexa, but the truth is that AI is all around us, mostly running as a background process. This slow creep of AI into everything from medicine to finance can be hard to appreciate if for no other reason than it looks a lot different than the AI dreamt up by Hollywood in films like Deus Ex Machina or Her. In fact, most ‘artificial intelligence’ today is quite stupid when compared to a human—a machine learning algorithm might be able to wallop a human at a specific task, such as playing a game of Go, and still struggle at far more mundane tasks like telling a turtle apart from a gun. Nevertheless, a group of 26 leading AI researchers met in Oxford last February to discuss how superhuman artificial intelligence may be deployed for malicious ends in the future. The result of this two-day conference was a sweeping 100-page report published today that delves into the risks posed by AI in the wrong hands, and strategies for mitigating these risks

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I’ve said this before, but if you want to watch the real-time evolution of a technology, do yourself a favor and check out a drone film festival. No longer solely the purview of landscape shooters and EDM enthusiasts, drone cinema, filmmaking, and storytelling takes massive leaps forward every few months. And so we’re pleased to announce the New York City Drone Film Festival, where you can see the latest and greatest in the genre. Watching these films on the big screen is the closest I’ve ever felt to flying.Motherboard partnered with NYCDFF late last year for its first Los Angeles event, and the New York festival promises to be its largest yet

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