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Self-driving cars will have to decide who should live and who should die 1
Posted Friday, Oct 26, 2018 by Jeff Safire

Here’s who humans would kill By Carolyn Y. Johnson October 24, 2018 A massive experiment asked users who a self-driving car should save — or not — in various ethical dilemmas. (Moral Machine/MIT) Imagine this scenario: the brakes fail on a self-driving car as it hurtles toward a busy crosswalk. A homeless person and…

PTAB changing claim construction standard for interpreting claims in IPR proceedings 2
Posted Friday, Oct 19, 2018 by Jonathan Wells

Last week, the United Sates Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced they will be replacing the claim construction standard applied during inter partes review (IPR) and other proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB).  Up until now, in a PTAB proceeding, claims of an unexpired patent have been given their “broadest reasonable…

Wireless Controls Keep Expanding the Smart Home’s Boundaries 3
Posted Tuesday, Oct 9, 2018 by Jeff Safire

As the intelligence quotient of homes pushes higher, demand soars for related products. To keep pace, designers need low-cost simple solutions for their designs, such as MCU/radio combo chips.

States are sewing a patchwork of AV regulations 4
Posted Tuesday, Oct 2, 2018 by Jeff Safire — a startup developing an on-demand autonomous shuttle service — is based in Silicon Valley, but it has deployed its first vans in Texas, drawn in by the state’s favorable regulations. Without a national regulatory framework for autonomous vehicles, states have become laboratories not just for the technology itself, but also for the…

HAMLET: How About Machine Learning Enhancing Theses? 5
Posted Thursday, Sep 27, 2018 by Jeff Safire

Berkman Klein Center software engineer Andromeda Yelton shares a new tool (“extremely in alpha”) that uses machine learning to power experimental, exploratory interfaces to the MIT thesis collection. Plug in a thesis and find out which other theses are most conceptually similar. Think of it like Pandora, but for college papers.

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