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 The Space Wide Web is Ready to Launch
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The Space Wide Web is Ready to Launch

There is even more to space innovation than the fledgling space tourism sector. Somewhat out of the public eye, there is a fast-growing space tech industry.

Google to Release DeepMind's StreetLearn for Teaching Machine Learning Agents to Navigate Cities
From ACM TechNews

Google to Release DeepMind's StreetLearn for Teaching Machine Learning Agents to Navigate Cities

Google is preparing a November release of its DeepMind unit's StreetLearn dataset for training machine learning models to navigate cities without a map.

Toyota Teaches Cars to Drive By Studying Human Drivers
From ACM TechNews

Toyota Teaches Cars to Drive By Studying Human Drivers

The development of autonomous-driving capabilities and home-care robots are areas the recently created Toyota Research Institute (TRI) is exploring.

How an Algorithm Detected the Ebola Outbreak a Week Early, and What It Could Do Next
From ACM TechNews

How an Algorithm Detected the Ebola Outbreak a Week Early, and What It Could Do Next

HealthMap, an international mapping tool that detects and tracks diseases, identified the Ebola virus just over a week before it spread. 
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