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Cerebras’ wafer-size chip is 10,000 times faster than a GPU

This means AI neural networks that previously took months to train can now train in minutes on the Cerebras system.

Waymo’s robo-taxi service opens to the public in Phoenix

Waymo on Thursday will relaunch and expand its fully automated, robo-taxi ridehailing service in Phoenix, rebooting its effort to transform years of autonomous vehicle research into a revenue-producing business.

Lidar sensor manufacturer Ouster raises $42 million

Lidar sensors are at the core of autonomous vehicle systems like those from Waymo, Uber, Aurora, and Cruise.

Autonomous forklift developer Third Wave emerges from stealth with $15 million

CEO and cofounder Arshan Poursohi says the proceeds will accelerate its go-to-market efforts as the company signs on undisclosed customers.

Watch Zoox’s autonomous car drive around San Francisco for an hour

The video showcases their autonomous system driving for an hour in downtown San Francisco, performing a range of complex maneuvers in heavy, multi-lane vehicle traffic and dense pedestrian crowds.

Google open-sources framework that reduces AI training costs by up to 80%

Google researchers recently published a paper describing a framework — SEED RL — that scales AI model training to thousands of machines.

Coronavirus fears halt autonomous vehicle testing for Uber, Cruise, Aurora, Argo AI, Waymo, and others

Uber, GM’s Cruise, Aurora, Argo AI, and Pony.ai are among the companies that have suspended driverless vehicle programs in the hopes of limiting contact between drivers and riders.

Neolix raises $29 million to mass-produce autonomous delivery shuttles

Neolix Technologies, a self-driving logistics startup based primarily in Beijing, today confirmed that it closed a roughly RMB 200 million ($29 million) series A+ financing round in February of this year.