Japanese researches looked into a recent Tesla Model 3. Their analysis has some interesting findings over traditional car manufacturing methods. In particular when it comes to electronics, “ECUs” how they’re called in the automotive world, “Electronical Control Units” A regular Toyota or European car relies on dozens or more of these to make the car work.
However, research found that Tesla really only relies on one central component to take care of both autonomous driving and the entertainment part.
Self-driving AI sends shivers through traditional supply chains
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This actually is big news, because it indicates Tesla has chosen to develop core technology in house, becoming (more) independent of supply chains. As of this writing, Tesla produces a fraction of what VW and Toyota output. To achieve the scale, automotive Industries traditionally groomed a rich ecosystem of suppliers, to form the entire value chain.
Automakers worry that […] will render obsolete the parts supply chains they have cultivated over decades, […]
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However, it appears Tesla has an substantial competitive through this supplier independence. All of the above worry aside, Automakers will have to invest their capacity and headcount to catch up with this assumed advantage of 6 years.
Intel acquires Habana Labs: Intel put a heavy bet on Artificial Intelligence today. In a press-release, the company announced the acquisition of Habana Labs, a company founded and based in Caesarea, Israel. The deal was worth “approximately $2 billion”.
To push its artificial intelligence strategy, Santa Clara-based Intel has acquired Israel’s Habana Labs for “approximately $2 billion dollars.”
Technical University Munich Institute for Ethics in Artificial Intelligence launches a speaker series to bring experts from all over the world to Munich and talk about Ethics and Governance for Artificial Intelligence. The Series kicks off with an Inaugural Session with Lionel P. Robert on December 13 – 10:00 am – 11:30 am.
With its new Speaker Series, the TUM Institute for Ethics in Artificial Intelligence is bringing experts from all over the world to Munich to talk about Ethics and Governance of […]
KI ist ja schon eine ganze Weile ein Schlagwort, dass die Herzen der Technologiegemeinde und Zukunftsgläubigen höher schlagen lässt. Eine schwedische Brauerei setzt die Methode jetzt dafür ein, den perfekten Whiskey zu produzieren. Weil Whiskey üblicherweise Jahrelang in Fässern lagert, ist davon auszugehen, dass die ersten Ergebnisse erst auf den Markt kommen, wenn der KI Hype wieder vorbei ist. Oder Skynet die Kontrolle übernommen hat.
Microsoft trained an AI with Github projects that have more than 100 stars on them. The AI is supposed to help coding. And it is available now. AI is not yet there to take a programmers job, but Facebook took similar approaches to speed up development. Be afraid, coding people.
Today in dystopian news: Amazon, the book selling department, controlling about 40% of the US book market, collects reading habbits from their sales and Kindle. By now the corporation knows enough about it’s customers it could be generating best selling books. Spookey. And potentially game changing, when machines replace creative professions.
Amazon has the ability to track vast amounts of reader data and use it to change the landscape of American fiction.