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Google's Cloud AutoML Is An AI To Help Engineers Program AI

January 19, 2018

In late 2017 Google announced it had been working on AutoML (short for “automated machine learning”), a machine learning algorithm that is essentially capable of programming and training other algorithms. Now Google has introduced an alpha version of AutoML to developers in a cloud-based form, Cloud AutoML.

Argus, STMicroelectronics Bring Connected Vehicle Cybersecurity to the Edge

January 19, 2018

Argus Cyber Security, listed as one of our top automotive startups to watch in 2018, has entered into a partnership with semiconductor company STMicroelectronics to bring enhanced cyber security to automotive infotainment and telematics systems.

Technology Is Changing the Manufacturing Workforce

January 18, 2018

The workforce in manufacturing in changing. Advanced manufacturing requires skilled workers, and they are in short supply across the US. Even China with its cheap labor is modernizing its plants and seeking greater numbers of skilled workers. While we often hear about the coming plant that has so much automation it needs few workers, in reality, plants are seeing a shift to skilled workers rather than a significant drawdown on the workforce.


Algae-Powered Fuel Cells with Bolster Clean-Energy Development

January 18, 2018

Researchers have taken a major step forward in the design of cleaner energy for electricity-dearth regions with the development of an algae-powered fuel cell that is less expensive to produce and five times more efficient than existing similar technology.

Time Sensitive Networking Trend Continues into 2018

January 17, 2018

As we cross into 2018, the rise of Time Sensitive Networking (TSN) is coming into focus with a focus on new solutions for control, visualization, and cloud connectivity. TSN is a key emerging technology that is moving beyond standards into new products and offerings that are likely to gradually alter the landscape in automation and control as we move into the future.

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‘Hacking Manufacturing’ MIT Course Opens Manufacturing Techniques

January 17, 2018

Since 2013 academic researchers and graduate students from MIT Media Lab have been traveling to Shenzhen China for Hacking Manufacturing. The pilgrimage is based on conducting research on a manufacturer’s factory floor of industrial machines. The researchers and graduate students are part of a course titled, “Hacking Manufacturing.”