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Amazon Alexa's New Update Can Help You Buy a Kia

While we often think about chat bots and voice-controlled services as technology that impacts other industries to a greater degree, the truth of the matter is that these programs also have a place firmly in the heart of the automotive world's future. Don't believe it? Then ask Amazon's Alexa abou...

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Lyft Set to Launch Self-Driving Car Service by Year's End

With major names like Waymo, Ford, Uber, and others dominating the news day in and day out when it comes to self-driving vehicle research and development, it can be hard at times for other players in the shared space between automotive and tech to make a splash. However, if Lyft's bold new ride-h...

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Is Low-Quality Lidar Actually the Biggest Threat to Self-Driving Car Adoption?

Often, when we talk about the biggest hurdles to overcome in the shift toward driverless vehicles, the concepts of "social inertia" and potential legislative roadblocks tend to dominate the conversation. However, a recent report from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) could point to...

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The New Google Feed Feature Is Now Live

With the announcement of Google's latest mobile app update for Android and iOS and the unveiling of the Google Feed feature, it has become abundantly clear that the Mountain View-based tech titan is once again aiming to change how on-the-go users interact with content and other offerings on the w...

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New House Bill Paves the Way for Expanded Autonomous Vehicle Rollout

Right or wrong, American politics are usually described as partisan at best - and downright nasty plenty of other times. However, it appears that at least one current hot-button issue is able to bridge the divide and bring members of the House of Representatives that normally reside on opposite s...

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Google's New AdWords Experience Offers up Seven Exclusive New Features

If you're at all familiar with Google's style, then you understand completely that the only thing that stays the same over in Mountain View, California, is change. When it comes to the overall form and functionality of the AdWords platform, and the recently unveiled "New AdWords Experience" in pa...

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France Puts the Brakes on Conventional Engines with 2040 Ban Announcement

There is an oft-repeated mantra that government bureaucracy and social inertia will ultimately stall the adoption of forward-thinking technologies, like autonomous vehicles, and delay what many view as an inevitable cultural shift. While there is no denying that there is some truth hiding behind...

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Microsoft Unveils New 100 Scientist Strong Artificial Intelligence Research Lab

Move over, DeepMind, and step aside, OpenAI; you're not the only tech leaders who have an eye on the future of artificial intelligence (A.I.), the propagation of these systems, and how developments on this front could drastically impact both the digital marketplace and the everyday lives of peopl...

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Uber, Yandex Ink Deal on Russian Ride-Hailing Service Merger

After admitting defeat in the Chinese market via a stunning - and unexpected - merger with Chinese ride-hailing service Didi Chuxing, the role of Uber in other global ride-sharing markets began to be questioned by a hefty portion of the members of the shared space between the tech and automotive...

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Baidu Recruits More Than 50 Allies in Push for Autonomous Vehicle Development

If you are like most people, you probably assume that Google's Waymo, Uber, Tesla, or some other American-based organization will be the first to unveil a market- and road-ready autonomous vehicle to the greater public. However, thanks to a blockbuster announcement from Chinese search giant Baidu...

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Is the NSA to Blame for the Recent Rash of Digital Attacks?

Back in May, cyberweapons and knowledge of exploits stolen from the National Security Agency (NSA) were used to cripple the digital infrastructure of Nissan, Renault, and countless other organizations across the globe. On Tuesday, a similar event started in the Ukraine and eventually hit a variet...

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EU Slams Google with $2.7 Billion Antitrust Fine

After roughly seven years of legal jousting, and countless indictments and hearings, the European Union (EU) has finally reached a verdict in its Google antitrust case - and the outcome is far from what the Mountain View-based tech giant was hoping for from the bloc that represents over 500 milli...

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Jaguar, Ford, and Tata Motors Come Together for Collaborative Test of Autonomous Vehicle Tech in the United Kingdom

Often, when we take a moment and think about the global epicenter of self-driving testing and progress, places like Silicon Valley (with its glut of tech powerhouses) or Michigan (the heart of the domestic automotive industry and a series of expansive and accommodating testing policies) almost al...

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Ant Financial Brings Artificial Intelligence to the Chinese Car Insurance Marketplace

It's no big secret that artificial intelligence (A.I.) is drastically altering the automotive landscape via advances in self-driving systems, feature-rich center stack displays, and a variety of other futuristic technologies. But what about some of the other industries - like that of insurance -...

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Facebook's Negotiating Chat Bots Just Created Their Own Non-Human Language

Remember back in December when Google's neural networks developed their own "secret language" to make translating content between languages easier? Well it looks like the robots aren't quite done trying to find news ways of communicating that supersede human comprehension.

Specifically, A...

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General Motors Moves Toward World's First Mass-Producible Line of Autonomous Vehicles

Most of the time when the conversation turns toward leaders in the world of self-driving technology, names like Google, Apple, Uber, and Tesla end up jumping to the front of the discussion - and for good reason. After all, these tech bigwigs do tend to set the tone for futuristic technologies and...

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What Does Apple's New Anti-Tracking System Mean for the Future of Online Advertising?

Remember the tumult that came with Apple's decision to integrate ad-blocking into the Safari web browser with the release of iOS 9 back in 2015? It looks like the world of online advertising might be in for a similarly-sized amount of chaos thanks to the decision by this tech giant to unveil a br...

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Are Robotics and Automation Poised to Redefine Your Dealership's Service Department?

By now, it should come as no great surprise that artificial intelligence (A.I.) and a wide array of other futuristic technologies are laying the groundwork for driverless vehicles that will completely reshape the very notion of car ownership and the greater automotive industry. But what about the...

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Intel Report Points to Self-Driving Technology as a $7 Trillion Industry by 2050

If you've been keeping a close eye on the evolving automotive landscape and the rise of self-driving technologies, then you probably realize that this emerging sector of the industry is firmly entrenched in "big business" territory. However, after a surprising new report from Intel, by way of the...

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Is Kik's New Cryptocurrency Laying the Foundation for the Next Great Digital Advertising Platform?

With social media becoming a ubiquitous factor in most facets of the average person's life, it's not all that surprising that advertising on these platforms has also become big business. However, with Facebook and other "walled gardens" getting to dictate the rules of the game and frustrating som...

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AlphaGo Scores Another Victory for the Growth of Artificial Intelligence

AlphaGo has dispatched yet another top-ranked Go opponent - and thus solidified itself as the best player (human or otherwise) within the realm of this sophisticated board game.

Of course, there is so much more to toppling the number one ranked Go competitor, 19-year old Chinese prodigy K...

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Google's Attribution Aims to Move Beyond Last-Click Marketing Evaluation Models

For most dealerships out there, it's fairly obvious that the path to a purchase is a journey that traverses quite a few touchpoints. From paid search ads to YouTube video campaigns, and everything in between, there's no denying that future customers almost always interact with your content, promo...

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Ford Turns to Self-Driving Department Head as New CEO Amid Growing Industry Pressure to Go Driverless

If there was ever a sign of the times (and a clear indicator that the future of the automotive industry is all about giving up the steering wheel), then it is the announcement that Ford is moving on from its current chief executive officer (CEO) and tapping the company's head of "smart mobility"...

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Google's Waymo and Lyft Shake Hands on Self-Driving Technology Partnership

What's the best way to spearhead the push toward the mass acceptance of self-driving vehicles? According to the experts at both Lyft and Waymo (a subsidiary of Google), the answer to this question lies within a cutting edge partnership between these two industry leaders.

Digging a little...

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Facebook Develops New Neural Network to Handle Text Translation

With over a billion users from all across the globe on its social media platform, it's safe to say that bridging the gap between people of different backgrounds is a major priority for the team over at Facebook. Unfortunately, when you're dealing with posts written in the roughly 6,500 spoken lan...

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Microsoft Blames Global Intelligence Agencies for Ransomware Epidemic Affecting Renault, Nissan, Others

Over the past several days, Nissan and Renault's manufacturing plants, as well as countless other private and governmental institutions (including FedEx, Chinese banking systems, hospitals across the United Kingdom, and various universities within the United States), have fallen prey to an except...

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Tesla Turns to Vehicle Owners for Additional Video Data

What's the best way to push progress on the cutting edge of the self-driving portion of the automotive industry? According to Elon Musk and his team of autonomous driving experts over at Tesla, the answer to this question lies within an influx of actionable video data that can only come from Auto...

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Uber Runs Afoul of U.S. Justice Department Thanks to Project Greyball

After a seemingly endless parade of crises, from a public tirade by the company's chief executive officer (CEO) to an ongoing legal battle with Google's Waymo over potentially stolen trade secrets, most members of the shared space between automotive and tech might not be all that surprised that U...

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RethinkX's New Study Suggests the Complete Decline of Conventional Car Ownership by 2027

If you've been keeping up with the latest moves by Google, Apple, Tesla, Uber, and the other major players in the shared space between tech and auto, then you know by now that autonomous vehicle technology has the power to completely shake up the world of automotive. But will this shift actually...

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Is Project Owl the Answer to Google's Search Quality Woes?

With the rise of "fake news" and other low quality offerings within the digital world, it was truly only a matter of time before these problematic selections began to warp and alter the realm of search results. From patently false content appearing at the top of the rankings and within the featur...

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Does Your Dealership Know How to Separate True Conversions from Engagement Metrics?

"What is a conversion?"

If you're at all familiar with the world of digital marketing, then you probably understand why this question comes up so often from dealerships like your own. However, there is so much more to this seemingly innocuous request than merely what goes into t...

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Amazon Set to Explore the Role of Driverless Technology in Its Future

As the largest retailer on the web, it probably doesn't come as much of a surprise that Amazon is dipping its toes into one of the most exciting emergent fields, driverless vehicles, to sweep across the greater tech industry. However, the specifics regarding this retail giant's involvement in the...

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Does Artificial Intelligence Have a Transparency Problem?

From helping in the implementation of self-driving cars (which will not only reduce fatal accidents by up to 90 percent, but also redefine the automotive industry) to helping spot warning signs for serious illnesses much sooner than its human counterparts can, there's no denying that the realm of...

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Is Google Really Looking to Incorporate Native Ad Blocking into Chrome?

As the bane of every advertiser's existence, it's hard to imagine that a digital leader like Google would even consider incorporating ad blocking capabilities, or any other similar sort of functionality, natively into its software. Despite this fact, it looks like the proprietors of the Internet'...

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Here's How Burger King Gamed the Google Home's Voice Command Feature

It's no big secret that Google Home, Amazon Echo, and a wide array of other voice-driven technologies are playing a major part in the process of redefining how individuals acquire and consume information. Of course, whenever a new method of communication enters the digital world, it doesn't take...

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Facebook's Instant Articles Platform Continues to Chase Unrealized Expectations

Back in 2015, the fanfare and excitement surrounding the launch of Facebook's Instant Articles content platform was virtually limitless. After all, this hyper fast new way to load and consume content was poised to completely reimagine the relationship between publishers and end users across the l...

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