Tesla electronics ‘years ahead’ of Toyota and VW

Hideyoshi Kume, Nikkei tech/automotive staff writer February 23, 2020 Print this page Toyota Motor and Volkswagen each sell 10m cars, give or take, every year. Tesla delivered about 367,500 in 2019. But when it comes to electronics technology, Elon Musk’s scrappy company is far ahead of the industry giants. This is the takeaway from Nikkei […]

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Want to get more from your data? Stop focusing on efficiency

Ever since Henry Ford came up with the idea of using moving assembly lines to build automobiles faster at lower cost and at higher quality, efficiency has been the driving force in industry. Unfortunately, it’s the wrong approach for modern businesses. We’re no longer in an industrial economy. Today, information powers our world. Efficiency drives […]

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AI is not just another technology project

AI, unlike any other initiative is a business transformation enabler and not another technology system implementation that business users need to be trained on. Traditionally, businesses choose either the classic waterfall approach of linear tasks, or the agile approach, where teams review and evaluate solutions as they are tested out. In contrast, implementing AI technology […]

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Helix of an Elusive Rare Earth Metal Could Help Push Moore’s Law to The Next Level

To cram ever more computing power into your pocket, engineers need to come up with increasingly ingenious ways to add transistors to an already crowded space. Unfortunately there’s a limit to how small you can make a wire. But a twisted form of rare earth metal just might have what it takes to push the […]

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Scientists Have Created Bionic Jellyfish And Successfully Controlled Their Movements

Scientists have ‘puppeteered’ the movements of a jellyfish and made it even faster than the real thing. Taking artificial control with a microelectronic implant, researchers have increased the natural swimming speed of a live moon jellyfish (Aurelia aurita) by nearly threefold.   What’s more, they achieved this with only a little bit of external power […]

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Europe is still in thrall to the analogue mindset

The dominant sentiment in modern-day Europe is anxiety. Its defining need is protection. And the defining feature of its collective mindset is complacency. In the European Commission’s white paper on artificial intelligence all three come together in an almost comical manner: the fear of a high-tech digital future; the need to protect oneself against it; […]

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Study Reveals The Mechanics of The Body’s ‘Steering Wheel’ For The First Time

You’re piloted through the world by your subtalar joint, sometimes thought of as the ‘steering wheel’ of the body. Now, for the first time scientists have taken a detailed look at the way this crucial piece of our anatomy works – which could help us to better treat ankle injuries one day.   Before now, […]

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Coronavirus is speeding up the decoupling of global economies

Coronavirus has put a spotlight on the economic decoupling of China and some developed countries. With factories shuttered and consumption stalled, multinational companies have been forced to shift production elsewhere. Apple has warned investors that its revenues will take a hit thanks to the outbreak. A gradual decoupling of global economies has been under way […]

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