Tech & Science Daily: ‘Robotaxis’ with video games and vending machines

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Baidu Inc.  Apollo RT6 (Baidu Inc.)
Baidu Inc. Apollo RT6 (Baidu Inc.)

Chinese tech giant Baidu is taking the autonomous vehicle game to the next level.

It’s revealed pictures of a new fully electric, fully autonomous taxi, which it plans to roll out across the country.

The Apollo RT6 comes with a detachable steering wheel, which Baidu says will free up room for extra seats, as well as things like vending machines and gaming consoles.

The CEO and President of AI Enterprise company Amelia told Tech & Science Daily that artificial intelligence can eventually achieve sentience.

Chetan Dube is well aware of the importance of building ethics into high-performance AI and said there needs to be focus on doing that now.

It’s not been plain sailing for Elon Musk’s Tesla ‘Cybertruck’, but he has revealed they will start being delivered to customers next summer.

Elsewhere - Tesla is causing a stir in the crypto world as Bitcoin lost half a percent overnight...

Plus:

  • GCHQ and the National Cyber Security Centre reckon there are ways to detect child sexual abuse material online within encrypted messages.

  • Ofcom says Instagram, YouTube, and TikTok are now most teenagers’ go-to sites for news.

  • Mojang Studios said NFTs don’t align with Minecraft’s ‘values’ and will not be included in the game.

  • Nasa’s James Webb Telescope was hit by a micrometeoroid in May and suffered ‘significant uncorrectable' damage to one of its panels.

  • And for the first time in 70 years, cheetahs are being reintroduced to India.

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