These technologies will shape 2017

By Beata Green, HeadChannel Ltd.

With a small device that fits into your pocket, you can have the world at your feet.  2016 did not revolutionise the world and you should not expect 2017 to do so either, but modern technology gives more possibilities than ever to more people than ever. If you want to make the most of 2017, get familiar with technologies that will probably influence the near future. Continue reading

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Can (And Should) Self-Driving Cars Learn and Adapt?

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Guest post by Charles Bell (@csbell88)

Slowly but surely, smart devices are becoming a part of our everyday lives, and there’s a great deal of debate about it. People wonder how far it will go, whether or not it’s truly good for us, and what risks or benefits may not have become fully apparent yet. Some of these topics were covered in a recent article about the IoT and machine learning, as related to home functions and everyday applications. But another area in which machine learning is becoming a fascinating topic is where autonomous cars are concerned.  Continue reading

By the time self-driving cars become the norm, we won’t be needing them anymore

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Self-driving cars have been among human fantasies since vehicles entered our lives. But we read a lot these days about how the dream is fast becoming reality and will revolutionize the transportation industry. According to estimates, there will be 10 million autonomous vehicles on U.S. roads by 2020, and human-driven cars will one day become extinct.

Some see the future of cars as what we’ve seen in the movie The Minority Report, where a stream of tight-packed, self-driven vehicles are autonomously navigating the winding streets of modern cities toward destinations designated by their passengers. Others, like Eric Spiegelman, the president of the Los Angeles Taxi Commission, envision a future twenty years from now where automated taxicabs have revolutionized urban commuting. Continue reading