EU panel calls for ban of AI for mass surveillance
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Ethical AI

A group of policy experts assembled by the EU has recommended that it ban the use of AI for mass surveillance and mass “scoring of individuals”.

Robotic companies – don't box us in!
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Mike Magee's Rave: Blatant disregard of Isaac Asimov's law of robotics

Earlier this week I had a missive from a large energy company which I won't name.  Oh, I may as well.

Volvo Group picks Nvidia for its self-driving industry AI vehicles
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Big deal for Nvidia

The Volvo Group has announced it will be using Nvidia's Drive end-to-end autonomous driving platform for training, testing, and deployment of self-driving vehicles, aiming at public transport, freight transport, refuse and recycling collection, construction, mining, forestry, and other industries.

First customers getting Versal ACAP
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7nm first adaptive compute platform


Xilinx has confirmed that the Versal, product developed under Everest condemned was taped out last year, and today the company has confirmed that the first tier-one customers are getting the first Versal AI core products.

Israeli outfit releases AI training processor
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Habana Gaudi is four times faster than GPU based systems

Israeli AI processor outfit Habana Labs has created an AI training chip which it says works four times faster than systems built around the same number of GPUs.