Self-driving cars

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Carmakers are now trying to speed up the process of self-driving car adoption, and I’m so excited to see where this is headed!

Google’s self-driving vehicle division has now joined forces with Ford, Lyft, Volvo and Uber, and they have formed the Self-Driving Coalition for Safer Streets coalition.

“Its mission: to spur the federal government to usurp a “patchwork” of state driving laws that could hinder autonomous vehicle acceptance.”

They also plan to work with civic organizations, municipalities and business, with the vision of bringing self-driving vehicles to America’s roads and highways.

I don’t know about you guys, but I’m really hoping that this is something we will witness within the next couple years, as I can’t wait to just lean back in the car without a worry in the world. How nice would that be?

Check out this video to learn more:

You can also read a more detailed article at computerworld.com.

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Zuckerberg’s robot predictions

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We’ve been getting quite used to having robots around us, and it’s no secret that robotic devices are taking more and more over our everyday labor work and habits.

SEO of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg predicts that artificial intelligence will progress to make computers better than humans at basic sensory perception within the next 10 years. What this means is that Facebook will end up knowing a lot more about you than it already does. Sounds scary to anyone? It sure does to me!

“The prediction is the latest from a top tech CEO to indicate the fast improvement being made in machine learning systems that just a few years ago would have struggled to recognize a dog from a cat.

The Facebook CEO was speaking about core things that humans do, such as seeing, hearing and understanding language and was careful to clarify that computers will still have limited abilities elsewhere.”

One thing is for sure, privacy will truly be a privilege going forward, and we can expect to be exposed at an even higher level than now if it’s even possible.

I found this article on pcworld.com, and you can read the whole thing here.

Here/s a video of Mr. Zuckerberg in action for those interested:

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Social Networks

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I recently read a pretty interesting article regarding social networks that I thought I’d share with you.

The focus of the article is social networks and that it’s on it’s way “out”, while social media is taking over all the so-called social networks pages. The difference between social media and social networks you ask? Well, whereas social networks are intended for people to share their personal stories, updates, pictures etc, social media is the professional actors posting professionally made content on social networks pages like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+ and so on. The article argues that these sites are more or less being taken over by social media, and that people are posting less personal content, like the sites were intended for in the first place. Scrolling down your Facebook feed, I’m sure you’ll see a lot more videos, news stories and cat memes than pictures from your friends last trip out of the country. People are slowly but steady starting to use these social network pages to get updated on news and what’s trending in the world, rather than connecting with old friends and seeing what they’re up to.

A pretty interesting fact stated in the article explains how Twitter recently changed it’s category in App Store from “Social Network” to “News”. Not surprisingly, or maybe a little surprisingly, Twitter is now number 1 in the News category when searching, where it was number 5 in the Social Network category. This shows the major change in how the big companies are changing their game plan to be as visible as possible to the public.

Read the full article here if you think it seems interesting.

For those interested, here’s a video where the difference between social media and social networks is explained:

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