Dopo anni di enorme crescita, per la prima volta il terrorismo è in calo
L’anniversario dell’11 settembre è passato solo da qualche giorno e, per quanto non sia esattamente una ricorrenza felice, è almeno accompagnata da una notizia positiva. Secondo le ultime informazioni rese disponibili dal Global Terrorism Database, un programma dell’università del Maryland, per la prima volta dopo diversi anni di enorme crescita attacchi e vittime del terrorismo nel mondo risultano in calo.
Google’s AI chief thinks reports of the AI apocalypse are greatly exaggerated
John Giannandrea from Google had many great things to say about artificial intelligence at TechCrunch Disrupt SF. In particular, he thinks that people are too scared about general purpose artificial intelligence.
A few years ago, Giannandrea compared artificial intelligence to a 4-year-old child. Today, he revised his statement and said that it’s even worse than that. “They’re not nearly as general purpose as a 4-year-old child,” he said.
Proterra’s big electric bus can go 1,102 miles on one charge
With cities and countries about to put bans on internal combustion engines in the next couple of decades, electric bus technology needs to advance. Proterra thinks it just proved it’s already there.
On Tuesday, the California-based company said its Catalyst E2 Max went 1,102.2 miles on a single charge, a world record for the longest distance traveled by an electric vehicle without recharging. The test was performed at Navistar’s proving grounds in Indiana, and the results were confirmed by that company.