• The World’s Most Valuable AI Unicorn
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    SenseTime is an Artificial Intelligence startup based in China. The company researches and develops several practical AI services, including intelligent video analytics, identity verification, mobile internet, and autonomous vehicle tech, all of which make SenseTime China’s largest AI algorithm provider. Large international companies are looking to make strides in emerging AI technologies, and China hopes […]

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  • Lion Air 610
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    On October 29, 2018, Lion Air 610, a flight from Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang, crashed thirteen minutes after takeoff into the Java Sea. 189 passengers and crew were killed, leaving no survivors, making this the deadliest crash involving a Boeing 737. In addition, this was the first major incident for the new Boeing 737 MAX […]

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  • China’s AI News Anchor Isn’t Really AI
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    Last week, a government-owned Chinese news agency unveiled what they called the world’s first AI news anchor. The anchor, created by XinHua News, was modeled after a real news anchor who works for the agency. The anchor made its debut at the World Internet Conference. During its unveiling, it boasted about its ability to broadcast […]

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  • Why the World is Running out of Pilots
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    In the 1960s, the job of a pilot was seen as equal to that of a doctor. Pilots were treated like celebrities and paid almost as high. But that has since changed. According to Boeing, the world will need 790,000 pilots by 2037. However, a decreasing level of interest has made airlines nervous about the […]

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  • The Soyuz Rocket Failure and What It Means for Commercial Space Flight
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    On Thursday, October 11th, NASA’s Expedition 57 to the International Space Station failed to reach orbit due to an anomaly in the Soyuz rocket launch sequence. The two Flight Engineers onboard, American astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin, successfully aborted the launch and landed safely in Kazakhstan approximately 34 minutes after the malfunction. […]

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  • AmazonGo: Out Go the Jobs?
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    For my first ever Parkman Post article back in April of 2016, I wrote about Amazon’s “AmazonFresh”, the company’s attempt to establish itself in the grocery delivery market. But, within that same year, I and many others were introduced to a new Amazon branch dedicated to the grocery business called “Amazon Go” through a killer […]

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  • Apple’s Newest Release
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    On September 21, 2018, Apple, the international technology giant, releases its brand new line of iPhones – the iPhone XS and XS Max. The new phones retain the design of the iPhone X, with the XS featuring a 5.8-inch OLED display, and the XS Max featuring a 6.5-inch OLED display, as well as stainless steel […]

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  • Magic Leap: The Future of AR?
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    Augmented reality, or AR, has been a fascinating technology for a while now. The idea is tantalizing— seeing holograms interact with the real world is truly something straight out of an 80’s movie’s depiction of the future. We’ve really only just begun to scratch the surface of consumer AR—we’ve had fun games like Pokemon Go […]

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  • Fortnite Explained
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    Fortnite: we’ve all heard of it by now. We have all either played it, seen someone play it, or have seen all the possible dances done in person. Or all three. We all now immediately recognize these animated characters with their human-like features and their various weapons. So what really is this thing that we […]

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