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mpouraryan
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1/8/2018 4:46:18 PM
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Re: Telcos Can Drive Connected Vehicle Ecosystem
Always enjoy your perspective @JohnBarnes--this is sa I am on a brief prowl to share this notation courtesy of Alan Murray @ Fortune as it clearly appears AI is in the ascendancy at #CES2018:
  
       
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JANUARY 8, 2018

Good morning.

I'm leaving the East Coast deep freeze this morning and heading to Las Vegas, along with 180,000 of the tech-obsessed, for the annual CES show. The massive conference used to focus on consumer electronics, but it has broadened its remit in recent years and become a gathering place for representatives of every industry trying to understand how tech is going to rock their world.

Top buzzwords for this year's extravaganza, according to CES connoisseur Shelly Palmer: Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, and Augmented Reality. For the first time ever, the conference will include an "AI Marketplace" alongside the traditional marketplaces for TVs, smart homes, drones, robotics, etc., on the massive convention center floor. Fortune will be hosting Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang tonight at its annual Brainstorm Tech dinner. Huang is the perfect representation of the change that has overtaken CES. Nvidia built its business on Graphical Processing Units used in computer games; but its stock has skyrocketed recently as its powerful GPUs have been powering more AI applications. (Huang was Fortune's 2017 Businessperson of the Year.)

This year's CES is also becoming a battleground in the digital assistant war. Amazon's Alexa is the early leader in the field, but Google has plastered its "Hey, Google" digital assistant wake-up call on billboards, buses and other vacant spaces all over the city. Apple's entry into the war, HomePod, is expected early this year.


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Ariella
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1/8/2018 4:31:13 PM
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Re: Telcos Can Drive Connected Vehicle Ecosystem
@mhhf1ve better yet -- a drone that can get to your car even when you're sitting in a traffic jam!

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mhhf1ve
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1/8/2018 3:30:05 PM
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Re: Telcos Can Drive Connected Vehicle Ecosystem
Perhaps, though, the era of internal combustion engines is over.. and we should prepare for "charging batteries" for *everything* -- including our cars. No more gas to pump.. but if no one figures out how to speed up charging by a LOT, then we'll be sitting around waiting for our cars to charge up. 

Or.. I guess I could imagine a huge Anker charging truck that comes to your car and connects a mobile battery to it while you drive.

 

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Ariella
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1/8/2018 2:58:22 PM
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Re: Telcos Can Drive Connected Vehicle Ecosystem
@JohnBasrnes Honestly, if my car started talking to me that much in the  morning, I'd want to shut it off the same way I turn off radio stations that seem to play endless commercial after endless commercial instead of the news or music I tuned in for. If it's not what I want to hear about, I prefer silence. Also I do check the dashboard and try to keep my gas tank at least one quarter full.

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mhhf1ve
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1/8/2018 2:54:56 PM
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Re: Telcos Can Drive Connected Vehicle Ecosystem
> "I certainly would pay for someone to come deliver gas to me"

There is, as they say, an app for that.

https://www.trybooster.com/

 

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JohnBarnes
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1/8/2018 2:49:44 PM
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Re: Telcos Can Drive Connected Vehicle Ecosystem
srufolo1, Ariella,

A connected AI with access to the needed data could say mucvh more than "low fuel." When you start the car in the morning it might say something more like "Good morning, Ms. Rufulo1.  It's Tuesday and you only have two round trips to work worth of gas left. Traffic is light all the way to work. Would you like to stop at Gas Depot on your way to work? There probably won't be a line and it should be cheaper than waiting till Thursday morning."

If you tell it yes, it then reminds you when to turn so that you don't forget to do it on your way to work, checks traffic, prices, and crowding so you don't get stuck in a line, etc. You could also tell it "Not this morning, remind me again this afternoon" or even "It's a busy week, and I have to pick up my sister at the airport tonight, please have fuel delivered while I'm parked at work."

"Thank you, Ms. Rufulo1. Also, there's a forecast for snow, and your wiper fluid is low. Should we top up with windshield de-icer when the fuel is delivered?"

People are still thinking of these things as being timesavers like crockpots, microwaves, or roombas.  One of the biggest marketing problems they face is getting people to think of it as "Bob, the Meticulous Servant."

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JohnBarnes
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1/8/2018 2:29:59 PM
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Re: Telcos Can Drive Connected Vehicle Ecosystem
srufolo1,

With appropriate sensors and a memory of your driving, including your habits and normal routes, your car could eventually learn to suggest pulling into a gas station that happened to be the cheapest place to fill up on a route/day when you weren't in a hurry, reserving deliveries (which are bound to cost more) only for rare occasions when they're really necessary. Sufficiently trainable AI, allowed access to enough diverse data, is indistinguishable from having  good life-management skills!

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Ariella
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1/8/2018 2:23:21 PM
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@srulof1 Perhaps you need audiotry reminders. It shouldn't be that difficult to have the car say "low fuel" and not just light up with the light that lets you know you only have about gallon left in the tank. This can also work to alert people to the check engine light and other visual cues on the dashboard.

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JohnBarnes
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1/8/2018 2:20:29 PM
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I would bet that besides enhancing human driving, those headsets will also be used to gather data for training algorithms to eventually go into self-driving systems. The catch is that somehow you have to provide enough benefit to the driver so that they'll wear the helmet (especially that they will wear it in difficult or complicated driving situations, which is what you'll most need training data for).

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srufolo1
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1/5/2018 6:42:40 PM
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Re: Telcos Can Drive Connected Vehicle Ecosystem
@afwriting Since I always forget to put gas in the car, then look at the gauge to see I am on empty, I certainly would pay for someone to come deliver gas to me. I usually try to rush to the closest gas station on fumes hoping for the best.

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