Making the world more autonomous

Pretty soon flying machines, smart robots and self-driving cars won’t be something we only see in the movies. We are already seeing autonomous cars on the roads, drones overhead, and robots doing human tasks. It is just the beginning of an autonomous, smart world, and it will be here sooner than we think, according to … continue reading

Top 10 most unusual AI use cases

As artificial intelligence continues to advance, more and more businesses are starting to take interest. Businesses from every industry are trying to figure out how they can update their solutions to leverage artificial intelligence, or how they can find new and interesting solutions to take advantage of the technology. While there have been some groundbreaking … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: AirSim

Microsoft wants to help developers test their autonomous solutions without having to worry about any real-world damage. The company has open-sourced AirSim, its simulator for autonomous vehicles. AirSim is designed to provide a platform for AI researchers to experiment and test deep learning, computer vision and reinforcement learning algorithms. With AirSim, users can safely test … continue reading

DIY computer kits, smart refrigerators, and other devices from CES 2017: Day 2

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) continued in Las Vegas today, and while there was a clear interest in self-driving and autonomous cars, there was also still a fair share of drones, virtual reality, IoT and wearable technology to see. (Related: What happened at CES on day 1) Here are some of the most interesting and … continue reading

Google App Maker, Nokia and HPE team up on IoT, and Apple’s drone initiative—SD Times news digest: Dec. 1, 2016

Google is joining the low-code movement with its new release of App Maker. App Maker is the company’s low-code app development solution designed to help business users develop and deploy custom made apps. “App Maker makes it easy for IT or even citizen developers (including analysts and system administrators) to quickly iterate from a prototype … continue reading

Drones, robots, and other gadgets for the holiday season

There’s no need to wait until the last minute for holiday gift shopping this year. Some of the newest gadgets for 2016 are either on the market now, or will be just in time for the office gift exchange or a trip to the in-laws. Technology and software companies have been gearing up to release … continue reading

Compuware’s bringing the mainframe to DevOps, Arduino IoT kit, and Yahoo open-sources deep learning model—SD Times news digest: Oct. 3, 2016

Compuware is extending its mainframe/DevOps initiatives with the availability of new REST APIs for ISPW, its source-code-management and release automation solution that Compuware acquired in January. The new APIs are architected as REST web services, and with these APIs, Compuware customers can begin to accelerate cross-platform apps, reduce IT costs, and improve the quality of … continue reading

Dronecode’s Craig Elder speaks about open-source software for drones

Earlier this month it was revealed that ArduPilot, an open-source autopilot solution, would no longer be associated with the Linux Foundation’s Dronecode Project, an open-source drone platform. This came as a surprise to many considering that the idea of Dronecode came from the minds of ArduPilot. “Dronecode was established around ArduPilot,” said Craig Elder, former … continue reading

InterDrone: How the FAA is striking a balance between innovation and safety

The aviation industry has always been fueled by pivotal moments, but perhaps the biggest milestone in its history is happening today with the emerging industry of unmanned vehicles, also known as drones. “We all have to agree that drones have fundamentally changed aviation, and have changed society as a whole,” said Michael Huerta, the administrator … continue reading

Report: The commercial drone market is soaring

The FAA’s commercial drone rules will go into effect at the end of this month, but already drones are taking off all over the world. DroneDeploy, a cloud software platform provider for commercial drones, announced it has reached 5 million acres mapped with its software, just months after it announced it had reached 2 million … continue reading

Why developers should care about the drone industry

The drone industry is emerging in every sector of the economy. Drones are being used to help agriculture, videography, journalism, building inspections, and search-and-rescue missions. But it isn’t just this new piece of technology and hardware that is bringing new opportunities to these industries—it’s software. “The drones are not interesting by themselves; what is interesting … continue reading

IBM wants a piece of the drone development industry

IBM sees a huge opportunity in the drone industry, and it wants to be a part of it. While the company and its software development services aren’t specifically targeted at drones, IBM believes developers can use its tools in their drone application development efforts. “We want to make developers aware of the things we can … continue reading

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