Hit the Sim

A flight simulator to train drones. Also: All kinds of AI progress. — FTN DAILY EDITION #121, Innovation & Technology

Jaromír Kavan

Tell your drone to hit the sim

A simulation suite for autonomous vehicles just went open-source.

Conner Forrest for TechRepublic:

AirSim was built on the Unreal Engine, and is available on GitHub through an open source license.


Time can be a tricky thing for global databases. Google figured it out.

Cade Metz for WIRED:

It hopes to convince customers that Spanner provides an easier way of running a global business, a easier way of replicating their data across multiple regions and, thus, guard against outages.

Ready for take off

Passenger transportation by drone will be available in Dubai this summer.

Abhimanyu Ghoshal for The Next Web:

Starting this July, the largest city in the United Arab Emirates will see people traveling across its skies in single-passenger drones.


The first white collar jobs are being replaced by robots.

David Ryan Polgar for Big Think:

The AI system will be used to read and understand medical certificates, hospital stays, surgical procedures, and medical history to make a more accurate assessment of payouts.

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