Driverless cars will remain a niche proposition until Lidar, the expensive sensor tech that enables them, can be produced quickly and cheaply. Leslie Hook, the FT's San Francisco correspondent, reports. From Financial Times.
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Smart Home technology with voice control is one of the biggest stories we've seen at CES 2017. Consumer Reports checks out a tiny home run by Amazon's Alexa. From Consumer Reports.
The Amazon Echo can be very helpful in your everyday life but it can come with some challenges. For example, San Diego viewers of CW 6 Morning News were alarmed recently, when words from a news anchor caused their Echo devices to try placing orders for dollhouses. ESET’s own cybersecurity expert, Stephen Cobb joined the CW6 News Team to share a few expert tips on what to think about if you're using an Amazon Echo to keep your personal information (and credit card) protected. From ESET USA.
Can artificial intelligence be emotionally intelligent? In Boston, researchers have programed BB-8, the little droid from “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” to detect expressions and determine how people are feeling. And that technology is being adapted for marketing, video games, even therapy for children diagnosed with autism. The NewsHour’s April Brown reports. From the PBS NewsHour.
People who forget to take and refill their medications and vitamins may soon have a new best friend. Meet Pillo, a personal home health robot. From Newsy.
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