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Mercedes-Benz and its technology partner Bosch have not been shy about their collective desire to bring automated valet parking to the masses, and thanks to the city of Stuttgart and the 2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class, that future is inching closer to reality.

Mercedes-Benz announced on Monday that it, Bosch and parking-garage operator Apcoa will deploy an automated valet parking (AVP) system at the Stuttgart Airport’s P6 parking garage. According to the automaker, there’s an optional “pre-installation” for its flagship 2021 S-Class that will eventually enable something called Intelligent Park Pilot, which will give the car the ability to park itself based on a smartphone command, a first for the industry.

Here’s how it will work. Behind the entrance to Stuttgart’s P6 garage, there will be a space for AVP users to leave their car. After confirming the car is ready to park, the vehicle will

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Key Takeaways:

  • Broken record time as stimulus hopes continue to provide early market support
  • Earnings season gets underway tomorrow with big banks beginning to report
  • Big week for FAANGs as Amazon
    AMZN
    Prime Day, Apple
    AAPL
    event coming up

If Wall Street had a seat belt sign, now’s when the captain would tell us to buckle up for possible turbulence ahead.

Even if earnings season didn’t begin tomorrow, there’s plenty to keep investors on their toes. Amazon’s (AMZN) Prime Day, Apple’s (AAPL) long-awaited product event, continued stimulus negotiations in Washington, and mounting virus cases in the U.S. and Europe all get mixed into the recipe.

Ordinarily, those ingredients would be enough for anyone, but this time it’s happening while investors and the entire world have one eye on polls three weeks ahead of the U.S. presidential election. Despite all this, volatility is the lowest since late

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KEY POINTS

  • Oral arguments were held before the Supreme Court over the copyright case between Oracle and Google
  • Google stands to pay Oracle nearly $9 billion for 11,000 lines of code in Android software if the court rules in Oracle’s favor
  • Big tech is throwing in behind Google while media and entertainment companies and the Trump administration is backing Oracle

The Supreme Court faces upending the tech industry by determining whether Google stole code from Oracle in building its Android operating system in a case that could redefine the meaning of the fair use doctrine. All eight justices on Wednesday grilled the tech giants’ legal teams as well the U.S. deputy solicitor general in a potentially far-reaching case.

Google said its incorporation of 11,500 lines of Oracle Java code constitutes fair use, while Oracle argued the action violated its ownership rights. The lawsuit has been working its way through the

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A bikini picture Kylie Jenner posted on Instagram wasn’t just meant for likes — it was also meant for votes.



Kylie Jenner with pink hair looking at the camera


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The 23-year-old influencer and beauty mogul posted two bathing suit snapshots of herself on the platform Monday.

“But are you registered to vote?” the caption of the post read. “Click the link in my bio.. let’s make a plan to vote together.”

Vote.org, a website that allows people to register to vote and check their registration status, reported that the post gave the website a 1,500% increase in traffic. Forty-eight thousand users visited the website’s voter registration and verification tool, a company spokeswoman told Fox. It is unclear how many out of that group actually registered to vote.

Jenner has close to 200 million followers, making her the fifth-most followed account on the app. This post, in particular, garnered just over 9.6 million likes.

Vote.org

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Pictures of a SpaceX broadband-satellite dish and wildfire-ravaged areas of Washington State.
Enlarge / A Starlink user terminal and wildfire-devastated areas seen in images shared by Washington state’s Emergency Management Division.

SpaceX Starlink is providing Internet access to Washington state emergency responders in areas ravaged by wildfires. The group has deployed seven Starlink user terminals (i.e. satellite dishes) since it began using the service in early August, as CNBC reported yesterday:

“I have never set up any tactical satellite equipment that has been as quick to set up, and anywhere near as reliable” as Starlink, Richard Hall, the emergency telecommunications leader of the Washington State Military Department’s IT division, told CNBC in an interview Monday.

The broadband service has helped both emergency responders and families in wildfire-stricken areas. Hall “has set up terminals in areas that were burned severely to provide evacuated families with wireless calling and Internet access to file insurance claims,” CNBC wrote. Hall said he also “did setup to

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“We are being bombarded with messages to register to vote,” Froonjian said. Some people may not realize the message is only meant for those who never registered, Froonjian said. They may mistakenly believe voters have to register each year, he said. 

“Either way, it’s more evidence of what we saw over the summer — of high, high enthusiasm for this election,” Froonjian said of the July primary.

The summer saw thousands of people switching from unaffiliated to a party, as well as many new registrations.

“So this news tells me that trend is just continuing,” Froonjian said.

In Cape May County, the Board of Elections handles voter registration as well as counting of ballots, so its staff also has started handling returned ballots this week, Kennedy said.

Boards of Elections are responsible for counting mail-in ballots and provisional ballots, along with staffing the polls for in-person voting.

In Atlantic County,

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Computer vision brings shoppable video to life

September 28, 2020 | computer | No Comments

30-second summary:

  • Computer vision is a long-established segment of AI which deals with a machine’s ability to understand and process visuals and provide appropriate outputs.
  • But as computer vision is developed and refined, it is increasingly being used in retail marketing to understand consumer needs and streamline the purchase process through channels such as shoppable video.
  • Brands and retailers can upload entire catalogs and use computer vision to map all products contained within them. These products can be automatically recognized within video content without retailers having to spend hours tagging or assigning them manually.
  • Shoppable video with computer vision enables the consumer to open and browse curated product selections without navigating away from the video or being redirected through multiple pages and links.
  • AI enables deep and ongoing evaluation of visual content to help brands and retailers refine and optimize their video strategies. It allows them to move beyond generic
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By Sam Nussey

TOKYO (Reuters) – SoftBank’s robotics arm said on Monday it will bring a food service robot developed by California-based Bear Robotics to Japan as restaurants grapple with labour shortages and seek to ensure social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The robot named Servi, which has layers of trays and is equipped with 3D cameras and Lidar sensors for navigation, will launch in January, SoftBank Group Corp said.

Servi will cost 99,800 yen ($950) per month excluding tax on a three year plan.

The launch leverages SoftBank’s long experience in bringing overseas technology to Japan but reflects the shift away from CEO Masayoshi Son’s earlier focus on humanoid robots.

Servi has been tested by Japanese restaurant operators, including Seven & i Holdings at its Denny’s chain, as the sector grapples with an aging workforce and deepening labour shortages.

SoftBank’s humanoid Pepper robot became the face of the company

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Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT, BSE: 507685, NSE: WIPRO), a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company, today organized the 15th edition of the ‘Spirit of Wipro’ (SOW) Run globally with thousands of participants across 35 countries, running separately, yet together in spirit, at a time of their choosing.

The theme for this year’s Run was “United. Unstoppable”, which celebrated camaraderie, resilience and a shared sense of community among several thousands of Wipro employees, their friends and families, alumni, customers, partners and suppliers.

The SOW Run is an annual, global tradition at Wipro and has been held every year since its inception. This year too, the Run was organized on schedule despite the pandemic induced constraints. The runners strictly adhered to the local COVID-19 guidelines and safety protocols in various countries while participating in the event.

Commenting on the Run, Thierry Delaporte, Chief Executive Officer and Managing

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