News highlights – 31 August 2017

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News highlights for 31 August 2017

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US House to vote on speeding up self driving car deployment

(Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives will vote Wednesday on a sweeping proposal to speed the deployment of self-driving cars without human controls and bar states from blocking autonomous vehicles, congressional aides said. Read more…

Fujitsu using AI to match kids to day care centers

Fujitsu and the Fujitsu Social Mathematics Division of the Institute of Mathematics for Industry at Kyushu University say they have developed an AI-based matching technology that uses game theory to automatically calculate an optimal matching of children to daycare centers. Read more…

Drones face greatest test yet to assess Harvey’s damage

BOSTON/CHICAGO (Reuters) – Fleets of commercial drones are primed to hover over the destruction from Tropical Storm Harvey in an unprecedented test of unmanned aircraft’s ability to assess billions of dollars in damage for the insurance industry and accelerate payouts for harried policyholders. Read more…

Abolition of roaming in Europe driving data usage on holiday

The most notable increase is in the area of mobile data traffic. More and more customers are surfing while on holiday and using their favourite apps as they do at home. This means that data usage by Proximus customers in de EU multiplied six-fold in the months of July and August compared with the same period last year. Read more…

Time shifts towards online video as advertising continues to tumble

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Time Inc, publisher of magazines including People and Sports Illustrated, is turning to the internet to distribute its growing cache of video material and television shows, part of a plan to counter fast-declining print advertising revenue. Read more…

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