Bitkom: germans see majority opportunities in artificial intelligence

Bitkom: Germans see majority opportunities in artificial intelligence

The people in germany take the most of the use of artificial intelligence (ki) as an opportunity. According to a representative survey of the federal association of information management, telecommunications and new media (bitkom), this see 68 percent of the respondents so, about 54 percent thinking that ki will bring in the next five years of laceable changes in society. About 29 percent of artificial intelligence as dangerous. In a similar study of 2017, only 48 percent ki had seen as a chance, in 2018 it was already 62 percent.

"Who is better informed, also sees the chances of artificial intelligence", says the prasident of bitkom, achim mountain, with a view of the survey results of the study. Accordingly, 45 percent of respondents say that they have been knowing what was under ki and ki could also explain. 28 percent to know what ki means, 7 percent were even designated as experts. In contrast, 16 percent, which do not know exactly what artificial intelligence is.

Increased acceptance, skepticism remains

With stronger knowledge about ki, the bitkom study also increases the acceptance in different areas of life. For example, 75 percent of the respondents mainly use a stronger use of ki in the care to better overwake the health of nursing-friendly old people. Also in offers and organ (73 percent), in medicine (67 percent) and in the security area (66 percent) and sports (61 percent) you want a stronger use of ki. This also applies to the transport system (58 percent), in education (55 percent), in personnel departments / customer service (54 percent) and in saucing transport (52 percent), for example in autonomous vehicles.

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Cartel office is to get sharp powers against digital companies

Cartel office is to get sharp powers against digital companies

With a lawnove name, the federal government wants to give the cartel butords more powers in the control of the rough digital companies such as google, apple, facebook and amazon. On wednesday, the cabinet agreed to a draft federal minister of economics peter altmaier (cdu) for a reform of the law against competition restrictions (gwb). According to this, the bundeskartellamt is designed to make way more easily against competitive distortions if dominated digital companies take advantage of their position.

For example, it should be ensured that the internettries offer their products on their own platforms not privileged privileged from products of competitors. Antitrust procedures should be accelerated so that the aborders can take advantage of a fair competition.

Altmaier: one "milestone"

In addition, the amendment also provides for a revision of the merger controls, so that the bundeskartellamt is to focus on relevant mergers. Conclusion of middle-class companies should only be subject to control if all participating companies in germany do at least one annual turnover of ten million euros, instead of hitherto fun millions.

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Eu commission pladates for economical trucks

Eu commission pladates for economical trucks

For the first time, the eu commission also wants to specify binding targets for lowering the carbon dioxide values for trucks to advance climate protection. This reported the economic week before the commission’s planned decision on wednesday (16. May 2018). Accordingly, the co2 value for new trucks from 2019 to 2025 should fall by 15 percent, by 2030 by a total of 30 percent. In 2022, the target should be checked.

The emissions are today 19 percent of the values of 1990, argues the eu commission. Despite the progress in the engines no ruckle is, is above all the fact that today many consumers now order their goods on the internet. In addition, europe has grown together – the exchange of goods transversely through the continent is only possible through the political umbreeches and decisions such as the schengen agreement.

In addition, the goods traffic is increasingly shifted from the rail to the strain. The attempt to make this trend with a truck toll to make way to be seen as failed. To reduce the emissions of good deals, are currently running attempts to supply trucks over overhead lines with electricity. Whether the idea of building a second electricity infrastructure besides the train, ultimately interspersed, must show itself.

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Fine dust alarm: what role play the cars?

Fine dust alarm: what role play the cars?

The smog in beijing seemed to be far away for german motorists so far. Driving bans in the chinese capital were noted, but not more. But now the fine dust alarm is suddenly in front of the home door. In stuttgart, the resistors appeal to the motorists to leave their vehicle. Hardly formulated, the first doubt will already be loud. Is the driving ban in stuttgart really a suitable maaking to improve the air quality?

The automotive club of germany (avd) hold the stuttgart action for exaggerated and tries to prove this with numbers. According to avd, the stashing traffic contributes to around 12.0 percent for air pollution, of which about 4.0 percent is attributable to cars, it is in a press release. Conclusion of the experts: even with a complete driving ban, there was a maximum of 12.0 percent in stuttgart to a maximum reduction in fine dust levels. The avd argues that the main causes of the high fine dust burdens are the industry and the heating households in the winter months currently being prevailing in the winter months. In any case, the hoped-for cleaning of the air occur due to driving bans and environmental zones.

Rather, the autoclub stop catalysts and diesel particulate filters for meaningful measures for fine dehydration. The avd calls on the federal government to pursue all the measures against fine dust pollutions with emphatically to make the burgers do not believe in false, restrictions of the strain traffic are the only effective measures.

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Windows 10 2004 reset: microsoft workaround fixes problems

Windows 10 2004 Reset: Microsoft workaround fixes problems

Windows 10 offers users the possibility to reset the operating system installation on a pc. This is helpful, for example, if the operating system is damaged and no longer works. This feature stands for administrators in the operating system settings in the recovery category under ‘to use this pc’ – but there are difficulties on how microsoft is now admitted.

It seems to give namely certain constellations in which the refill fails and the process breaks off. Microsoft writes in a currently published support document that collapses under certain hardware configurations in windows 10 version 2004 with a mistake. The process is failed and the user then displays the message: ‘there was a problem when backing up your pc. No changes were made."

Windows 10 2004 Reset: Microsoft workaround fixes problems

Run the pc "non-flawless", you can back up windows – but that does not work flawlessly.

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“Culture of lazy men in the inner cities”

Homeless man in new york, december 2008. Photo: jmsuarez; license: cc by 2.0

Poverty and minimum wage discussion in the usa: how poor is a household with a car, tv set and computer??

Poverty in the u.S. Is unseen; for years, travelers to america have reported the same amazement at how many poor people they have seen in cities across the country. Paul ryan, republican party hopeful, does not deny this; he cares about the poor, ryan touts. Since his 2012 campaign as a vice presidential candidate, he has shown up to visit city agencies to fight poverty. He wants to revive the idea of the "compassionate conservatism" revive. However, the budget plan presented by the chairman of the house of representatives budget committee speaks a different language. As does his exportation of the culture of the poor in inner cities.

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Eu commission sues germany for vw law

With a penalty of at least 50 million euros, the eu commission wants to force the federal republic in the continuous roll around the vw law in the knees. According to the eu commission, the scheme deters potential investors, hinders innovations and could lead to rising prices. These arguments introduced the brussels authority on tuesday in a mordial negotiation at the european court of justice (ecj) in luxembourg. The dispute revolves around a pas, which ensures the state of lower saxony as a shareholder of the carmaker volkswagen a veto right in important decisions.

The dispute parties meet for the second time before the highest eu court: in 2007, the eu commission had complained against germany and forced the federal government for amendments to the law. According to the commission, germany is not sufficiently complied with its duty – so the author complained again (case c-95/12). If the ecj is right the eu commission, germany had to pay a million sentence. The verdict is expected in autumn 2013.

The representative of the federal government, jurgen schwarze, held, on the other hand, germany has implemented the judgment correctly. In hanover, vw works council bernd osterloh also gave himself a camphoric. "We continue to have a good reason to stick to the vw law. And if necessary, we will also fight for the survival, "said osterloh the news agency dpa at tuesday evening. The contentious pas of the law requires a majority of 80 percent for important decisions in the vw annual general meeting – this is more than the threshold intended in the stock law. Lower saxony hold around 20 percent of the voting rights.

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Platooning: munchner city buses should get electronic draws

Platooning: Munchner city buses should get electronic draws

So far, the munchner transport company arises to a strong demand with joint buses or appendages. However, they need too much energy and can not be used flexibly enough to react to highly fluctuating passenger numbers. The solution of the problem is platooning, now the karlsruhe institute for technology (kit), the stadtwerke munchen and the vehicle manufacturer ebusco

In munchen all buses should be replaced in the long term by electrically powered vehicles. "When the towing vehicles electrifying, enormous electrical energy had to be used to move the trail", completed prof. Eric sax, head of the institute for technology of information processing at kit. In addition, to motorize the appendine, neither cost-energy efficient. A purely electronic and information technology coupling as in platooning, however, allow it to couple full vehicles.

"When platooning, only the foremost vehicle must be controlled by a driver to automatically follow all subsequent ones", explains sax. The units of the formation are not physically, but only information technology. The "electronic drawbar" konne easily decoupled and platoons thus slightly divided and reconnected. Since geared vehicle types are used, the electrification is easier and cheaper.

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Driving report yamaha tenere 700

Driving report yamaha tenere 700

The tenere 700 must compete a rough heritage. Your ancestin xt 600 z tenere was in the mid-1980s as the travel enduro par excellence, was sometimes even the best-selling motorcycle in europe. Named after one of the most lifeliest regions of the sahara – once the rally paris-dakar rally – the 162 kilograms of light single-cylinder enduro mastered any thread through long spring trails and a monumental 30-liter tank and developed a legendary reputation.

In the course of their long career, however, the tenere started more and more bacon, became gross, heavier and unwieldy, until finely hardly anyway was abstained by the original enduro thought. When she was set in 2017, the xt 660 z tenere was the last japanese travel enduro with single-cylinder engine. With only 48 hp, but 211 kilograms of weight she was passed by the two-cylindrical competition.

Finally rewarded

Yamaha therefore planned the successor in general manifold and deared a lot of time during development. For years, prototypes appeared on various motorcycle fairs, until the new tenere 700 finally came to the market this year. Yamaha put on landability with their rough emphasis and thus went the opposite way like the competition. The muhe has paid off, instead of a funf-zentner balancing brint with leather armchair and infotainment, is the new tenere 700 rank and slim there.

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Recognizing dream images on the basis of brain activity

Japanese scientists were able to show that the brain processes dream images similarly to what it sees

There has already been some progress in mind-reading by means of brain scans, even though it is still far from being possible to really tell from neuronal activity what a person is currently thinking or perceiving. However, it is not possible to recognize individual words or images in a pattern of activity from a scan, but only the coincidence of categories or features that are thought to be used by the brain to identify objects. Japanese scientists have now attempted for the first time to decode dream images based on neural activity patterns through machine learning (mind reading in the age of brain scanners).

Tartini’s dream by louis-leopold boilly. The privacy of the dreams is also not possible? Image: public domain

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