Musk boasted zero ‘self-driving’ Tesla crashes. Data shows otherwise

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Elon Musk has long used his mighty Twitter megaphone to amplify the idea that Tesla’s automated driving software isn’t just safe — it’s safer than anything a human driver can achieve. That campaign kicked into overdrive last fall when the electric-car maker expanded its Full Self-Driving “beta” program from a few thousand people to a fleet that now numbers more than 100,000. The $12,000 feature purportedly lets a Tesla drive itself on highways and neighborhood streets, changing lanes, making turns and obeying traffic signs and signals. As critics scolded Musk for testing experimental technolog… Read More “Musk boasted zero ‘self-driving’ Tesla crashes. Data shows otherwise”

Hedge Fund Returns Down -2.4% In June 2022

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Executive SummaryHedge fund performance declined month-on-month in June, with Multi-Strategy funds among the hardest hit of all strategies. PerformanceThe overall weighted average return for hedge funds administered by the Citco group of companies (Citco companies) was -2.4% in June, worse than the -1.1% seen the previous month, as all strategies and fund sizes saw losses. Q2 2022 hedge fund letters, conferences and more Multi-Strategy funds saw the worst losses with a return of -2.8%, with Equities and Fixed Income Arbitrage the next worst at -2.5% and -2.4% respectively. Event-Driven and Glo… Read More “Hedge Fund Returns Down -2.4% In June 2022”

Robotic-assisted total knee replacement: Fad or futuristic

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The Bangkok Post

It is commonly acknowledged that knee replacement surgery has been phenomenally successful. Despite this, 10-20% of patients are not completely satisfied with the outcomes of their surgeries. Why is this, you may ask? Studies indicate that this is due to: 1. The functional outcome does not fully meet the patient’s needs.2. Knee prosthetic implant is not optimally positioned. To address the first problem, doctors and patients need to have clear, candid discussions to ensure that patient expectations align with the predicted possible results of the procedure. As for the second problem, it is pra… Read More “Robotic-assisted total knee replacement: Fad or futuristic”

Turkey’s former mayor claims officials discovered jellybean reserves

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Global Voices

Image via Arzu Geybullayeva Ankara’s former mayor Melih Gökçek became a laughing stock on social media after claiming officials had discovered jellybean reserves in Turkey’s Adiyaman province during a debate on a television show. Quickly, #JelibonMelih [jellybeanMelih] began trending on Turkey’s Twitter space. Neredeyse milyar dolara dinozor parkı kurup yeraltında jelibon rezervi olduğuna inanan biri çeyrek asır boyunca ülkenin başkentini yönetti… — can gurses (@canitti) June 28, 2022 A man who built a dinosaur park for almost a billion dollars and believed there was an underground jellybean r… Read More “Turkey’s former mayor claims officials discovered jellybean reserves”

McDonald’s Drive-Thru May Soon Go High-Tech

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The Street

By Veronika Bondarenko Despite some snags, McDonald’s has been eager to roll out self-ordering at the drive-thru. When most think of robots and our food, many picture something out of a science-fiction movie. In reality, it is a slow integration that is much more likely to look like something you already come across daily. Automation in the fast-food industry often comes down to more self-ordering kiosks, more automation in the kitchen or drive-thru lanes that take your order without talking to a person. “People often hear automation and think of robots making their food,” Restaurant Brands In… Read More “McDonald’s Drive-Thru May Soon Go High-Tech”

Transformational reforms under way in armed forces: Indian Army Chief

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By Trend Transformational reforms are underway in the armed forces evenas the country’s active borders and equally challenging internalthreats mandate a very high level of operational preparedness, ArmyChief General Manoj Pande said on Saturday, Trend reports citing The Tribune. Addressing a Combined Graduation Parade (CGP) at the Air ForceAcademy, Dundigal near here, he said emerging technologies such asartificial intelligence, quantum computing robotics and hypersonicsare no longer confined to theories but are physically manifestingin battlefields. “There are also transformational reforms un… Read More “Transformational reforms under way in armed forces: Indian Army Chief”

What’s in! What’s out! What’s haunted! A visit to the Midwest Haunters Convention.

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Chicago Tribune

I don’t know if there’s anybody who still needs to hear this, but: It’s a bloodbath out there, people. Covens of faceless trolls snap at our heels. Charming vampires feed on our vulnerabilities. Living in the 21st century has become a horror show. Every day is a fresh hell. But that doesn’t mean you have to be unfashionable. Last weekend in Rosemont, Illinois, about 140 days before Halloween, I attended the Midwest Haunters Convention, a long-running trade show for haunted-attraction professionals: mask sculptors, fake-blood distributors, creepy-contact-lens salespersons, would-be zombies look… Read More “What’s in! What’s out! What’s haunted! A visit to the Midwest Haunters Convention.”

Movie review: Sci-fi story ‘Lightyear’ nimbly blends adult drama, kid adventure

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Tribune News Service

Disney has made big business mining content from content, with spinoffs and sequels and multiverses dancing through multiplexes and streaming apps. “Lightyear,” the latest Disney/Pixar animated film, has been extracted from the much-beloved “Toy Story” universe, but it’s a bit unique. It’s sort of a prequel, in that it’s intended to be Andy’s favorite movie, the one that spawned the Buzz Lightyear toy that took up residence in his room with Woody and the rest of his pals. So “Lightyear” is not about Buzz Lightyear, the toy, but about Buzz Lightyear, the character, and this satisfying animated … Read More “Movie review: Sci-fi story ‘Lightyear’ nimbly blends adult drama, kid adventure”

Toy Story spin-off ‘Lightyear’ shows why Buzz became an action figure

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“Toy Story” made history almost three decades ago when it became the first entirely computer-animated feature movie in 1995. Besides winning a Special Achievement Academy Award and becoming the second highest-grossing film worldwide that year, “Toy Story” also kicked off a multi-billion dollar Disney-Pixar franchise, comprising several sequels, an animated series and a 2D spin-off, “Buzz Lightyear of Star Command: The Adventure Begins,” which revolved around the astronaut action figure Buzz Lightyear. Now the makers have returned to the story of Buzz once again, with the spin-off prequel “Ligh… Read More “Toy Story spin-off ‘Lightyear’ shows why Buzz became an action figure”

Pudu Robotics joins AI Show & Awards as Robotics Partner

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ACN Newswire

The 35th Global edition of World AI Show & Awards, brought together global AI leaders, investors, media outlets and government representatives all under one roof. Shenzhen-based and founded in 2016, Pudu Robotics joined the show as Robotic Partners. DUBAI, June 8, 2022 – (ACN Newswire) – World AI Show & Awards, held under the patronage of The Private Office of Sheikh Saeed Bin Ahmed Al Maktoum, member of the ruling family of Dubai, took place on 25 – 26 May 2022 at the Godolphin Ballroom of Jumeirah Emirates Towers in Dubai. Pudu Robotics showcased their innovative robots and robotic solutions… Read More “Pudu Robotics joins AI Show & Awards as Robotics Partner”