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#160

Friday, May 24, 2019

In This Edition:
Swanlork, Ford AI, free Wolfram Engine for developers, flying car drone, preventing account takeovers, the loudest underwater sound and unlimited Google Drive storage!

AI at Ford

Image: forbes.com

Forbes have published a piece about how Ford Motor Company have been using AI for 15 years in their manufacturing and quality assurance processes. More recently, Ford use AI to manage inventory, to simulate their motorsport vehicles before track testing and of course, in their fleet of cars to manage their all-wheel drive system among other things. They expect to launch their self-driving car fleet in 2021.

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Free Wolfram Engine for Developers

Image: wolfram.com

Wolfram have launched their Wolfram Engine as a free package for developers. Described by Stephen Wolfram himself on his blog, the Wolfram engine implements the Wolfram Language, which in turn offers a huge range of computational intelligence and algorithmic processing, access to the Wolfram Knowledgebase as well as over 5000 abstracted functions like machine learning, visualisation and image computation. The engine also integrates with almost every programming language and deployment stack.

Flying Car Drone

Image: Ben-Gurion University

Researchers at Ben-Gurion University in Israel have created a drone that can seemlessly transition from flying to driving. The FStar drone uses the same 4 motors to power the flight propellors as well as the wheels, and it can also adjust the height at which it drives.

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Preventing Account Takeover

Image: Google Security Blog

Google teamed up with researchers from New York University and the University of California, San Diego to conduct a year long study into the effectiveness of account recovery techniques against attacks. They found that adding a recovery phone number to your Google account blocks 100% of automated bots, 99% of bulk phishing attacks and 66% of targeted attacks.

The Loudest Underwater Sound

Image: Claudiu Stan/Rutgers University Newark

Scientists at he SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University have created the loudest possible underwater sound at 270dB, by zapping micro-jets of water with n X-ray laser.

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Unlimited Drive Storage

Image: Github, Stewart McGown

Stewart McGown over on Github has published code to break up encode files as Base64 binary data and store them across multiple Google Docs, which aren't counted towards your Google Drive storage quota.

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