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AMS reports an operating loss of $48.6-million but looks to facial recognition technology to help bolster revenues. (Image credit: AMS via Google+)   There is both bad news and good news regarding Austrian sensor manufacturer AMS and their latest financial report for the second quarter and first half of 2018. According to the report, AMS revenues generated in that second quarter were down 42%, equaling 252.8-million compared to the first quarter but up 18% for the same time period in 2017. ...
As technology improves, AI is taking over the further with more and more applications supposed to improve lives. However, the rise of AI also brings its own set of threats to the peace in the world. A view of things that NASNet identified during a test trial. (Image via NASA)   From the movie “Ex Machina” to the more recent movie “Upgrade,” the world has witnessed the evolution of Artificial Intelligence (AI). The concept of a machine intelligent enough to do tasks ...
Nearly in every case of the accidents involving self-driving vehicles, unexpected circumstances not catered for by human programming was the cause of the problem —the Google shuttle in Las Vegas, some Ubers in Arizona, the Tesla car in Florida, and several others in California. If driverless vehicles are supposed to make safer roads, the bigger question is What should these cars or trucks do to reduce accidents?   Engineers are struggling to figure out the underlying safety challeng ...
The creators behind Pokemon Go will let a handful of developers take advantage of their AR platform. The company also spoke about ways they’re improving their AR technology. (Photo via Niantic)   Niantic, the developers behind popular mobile game Pokemon Go, will allow third-party developers to use their AR platform. Called The Real World platform, it powers games like Ingress, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, and the aforementioned Pokemon app. According to CEO John Hanke, the company d ...