Feb 12 2017
Ford announced that it is making an investment of $1 billion for next 5 years in artificial intelligence Company, named Argo AI. "The next decade will be defined by the automation of the automobile", Ford CEO Mark Fields said in a statement, per Ars Technica, predicting that self-driving technology will change the world as much as the Ford assembly line did a century ago.
Salesky, who said he spoke with a number of partners, said he liked Ford's approach to self-driving cars better than other potential partners. In 2016, Ford had joined forces with the Chinese search giant Baidu to invest over $150 million in Velodyne, a firm that builds LIDAR sensors for autonomous cars and produce them at a cheaper rate.
Salesky and Rander, as well as other Argo AI executives, have worked on robotics and AI at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, which helps explain the placement of the startup's headquarters.
With this investment, the automaker will also become the largest shareholder in Argo AI.
Argo, which is headquartered in Pittsburgh but has offices in both MI and California, hopes to expand its team to have more than 200 employees by the end of the year. Ford also noted that the technology developed by Argo AI could eventually be licensed out.
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Bryan Salesky, chief executive of Argo, spent three years leading hardware development for self-driving cars at Google.
Giving those workers a piece of the company as a sweetener is seen as critical to attracting and retaining talent in the competition between traditional automakers and Silicon Valley to develop cars of the future.
Salesky declined to say how many employees the startup has, but said that it wants to hire 200 workers. Salesky formerly worked on Google's self-driving auto team, and Rander did the same for Uber.
"That virtual driver system, that brain, needs a platform to power, and that's where our expertise in building cars comes in", Nair said. Ford's focus is on not only developing reliable self-driving technology, but also on making that technology commercially viable for mass-produced cars.
"This open collaboration is unlike any other partnership - allowing us to benefit from combining the speed of a startup with Ford's strengths in scaling technology, systems integration and vehicle design". This includes choices for using autonomous vehicles to move goods and people, such as ride sharing, ride hailing or package delivery fleets.
Feb 12 2017
Trump Says Iran's Nuclear Deal Inconceivable, Disastrous For Israel
While the rally was lead on my passionate chants, it also brought with it effigies of President Trump-some hanging from ropes. They imposed a similar ban on U.S. citizens and said that Iranian banks would no longer accept the United States dollar.
Feb 12 2017
2 in First Unveiling of Top 16
Wisconsin is the seventh ranked team in the country in the AP Poll, but was not featured in the official Bracket Preview. By planting a flag, the committee showed the college basketball community what it values most when building the bracket.
Feb 11 2017
How Worried Should We Be About Rumors of ICE "Raids"?
Or these sweeps in Austin, Texas: "Alvarado described her husband's arrest like 'he was being hunted". "They took my family away". Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles officials contended as many as 100 immigrants were detained by U.S.
Feb 11 2017
Why Cliffs Natural Resources, Pilgrim's Pride, and World Wrestling Entertainment Jumped Today
The stock is now moving above its 20-Day Simple Moving Average of -0.83% with the 50-Day Simple Moving Average of -0.83 percent. A total of 91.81M shares exchanged hands, whereas the company's average trading volume stands at 12.61M shares.
Feb 10 2017
Militants kill 6 Red Cross workers in Afghanistan
On Wednesday, six members of the ICRC were shot dead by group of armed men described by the local police as pro-Daesh rebels. The motive behind the attack remains unknown, and no group has taken responsibility for it so far.
Feb 09 2017
Area Students Blame Falcons-Related Illnesses for Tardiness
These moves mean the Falcons will follow their Super Bowl appearance with significant staff changes on both sides of the ball. Per multiple reports , quarterbacks coach Matt LaFleur will also leave the team to become offensive coordinator with the Rams.
Feb 09 2017
Microsoft To Defend Cloud-Computing Customers from Patent Trolls
And as Petri pointed out, it's likely just a matter of time before hackers "jailbreak" Windows 10 Cloud to run the full version. Of course, given the bug bash, the next build will include tons of fixes and performance improvements.
Feb 09 2017
Winter Weather Watch Issued for Many Ahead of Big Storm on Thursday
A winter storm warning meanings heavy snow is expected or occurring and will make travel very risky . While the sunshine will be back Friday , highs will struggle to climb much above freezing.
Feb 07 2017
Man arrested for 2016 strangling death of New York City jogger
Police say officials saw Lewis around his neighborhood on the Brooklyn/Queens line back in May, and thought he was suspicious. Boyce said police do not believe Lewis knew Vetrano and it appeared to be a chance encounter.
Feb 06 2017
Tom Brady's effect on Patriots also a formidable challenge for Falcons
Meanwhile, Oakland Raiders All-Pro defensive end Khalil Mack was named the NFL Defensive Player of the Year. But Brady led the charge in the final minute to set up a 48-yard field goal for the win.
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