Apple’s Siri today began leaking information about the upcoming WWDC event. According to the virtual assistant, it’s getting a brand new voice and another smart speaker. If you’ve got an iPad or iPhone you can ask it yourself. What’s the meaning of this: It looks like Apple is turning to Siri to generate some buzz for the upcoming WWDC event. Users with compatible devices can ask Siri to tell them about this year’s event, it responds: La la la, Siri is getting a brand new voice. Furthermore, as was initially discovered by The Apple Post, the virtual assistant is also… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Apple
KUALA LUMPUR (May 22): Hengyuan Refining Co Bhd shares fell 10.62% this morning after its net profit fall 68.94% to RM86.81 million in the first quarter ended March 31, 2018 from RM279.49 million a year ago as margins fell due to a lower crack spread for motor gas.
At 9.13am, Hengyuan lost 88 sen to RM7.41 with 960,400 shares done.
The decline in the crack spread, which measures the pricing difference between a barrel of crude oil and the petroleum products refined from it, occurred amidst increasing crude prices and high inventory in the region, the refiner noted.
Intel-owned Mobileye put its self-driving technology to the test last week—and failed. During a demonstration, one of its autonomous cars ran a red light.
[Photo: courtesy of Intel Corporation]Mobileye is attempting to expand beyond the advanced driver assisted systems it currently sells into fully autonomous car technology. The company just debuted the first set of cars that will comprise its 100-strong self-driving car fleet in Jerusalem. But the error, supposedly caused by interference from electromagnetic interference thanks to a camera crew filming nearby, points to a larger issue within self-driving tech: there’s no one standard for rolling out this new tech (something I’ve pointed out in the past). Ensuring safety and determining how this technology hits the streets is largely up to the people making it.
Despite the incident, Mobileye remains an important player in the overall autonomous space. “They have some excellent machine vision capabilities and their EyeQ family of processors has been very useful in getting lane departure warning and prevention systems into the marketplace broadly,” says Sam Abuelsamid, a senior analyst at Navigant Research. “I think they also have some excellent ideas with their Responsibility Sensitive Safety model that tries to mathematically prevent an automated driving system from issuing a command that would cause a crash.”
Still there are hurdles for Mobileye ahead. For more on this, I encourage everyone who’s interested to read this Ars Technica article.