This week, AI is giving everything an upgrade. VW and Ford are coming together to improve their research efforts, while Aston Martin is putting a new twist on some old classics. Plus, predictions from the Pew Research Center on AI’s impact on our future.
FROM THE VERGE: Aston Martin Will Make Old Cars Electric
The proactive OEM is ensuring its customers can continue to ride in style by creating EV engine conversions for existing classic models to adhere to changing environmental regulations and eco-conscious consumer demand.
FROM PEW RESEARCH CENTER: Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Humans
In a survey regarding the effects of AI, 63% of experts and innovators from companies like MIT and Microsoft said they believed the technology would benefit humanity by creating customizable lifestyles within homes, vehicles and businesses.
FROM ENGADGET: Google Is Using AI to Curate Personalized News for Smart Speakers
The in-home assistants will use AI to study which topics and level of detail fit each listener’s preferences in order to provide more personalized daily news briefings.
FROM CNBC: Ford and VW Considering an Expansive Alliance Likely to Echo Across the Global Auto Industry
With VW planning to be entirely electric by 2030 and Ford investing over $5 billion in autonomous exploration, the budding partnership will focus on staying competitive as electric, driverless vehicles are predicted to make up ? of the road in the next decade.