Happy Cinco de Mayo!

On Fridays I post here my favorite stories about emerging technologies, experiential activations, interactive art, advances in scientific research, and other things I find inspirational.

Startup OtoSense uses AI to listen to those weird sounds from your car and identify problems:

Image: Espen Friberg, MIT Technology Review

Elon Musk predicts autonomous cars safe enough to sleep thru a trip within 2 years:

Image: Tesla

CRISPR gene-editing techniques could lead to a vaccine for arthritis:

Image: Jerome Walker, Wikimedia Commons

After Harman buy, Samsung is now testing autonomous car tech in Hyundais in South Korea:

Image: Noam Galai/WireImage/Getty Images

Verizon is jumping into the driverless car market, backing autonomous startup Renovo:

Image: Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Chinese tech giant Tencent is opening an AI lab in Seattle, Amazon’s home turf, led by an ex-Microsoft scientist:

Image: Brent Lewin/Bloomberg/Getty Images

Some virtual reality highlights from the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival VR Arcade:

Image: Tribeca Film Festival, PSFK

Planar Elliptical Runner is an ostrich-inspired robot that pushes the limits of robotic locomotion:

Image: IHMC Robotics

Microsoft is building an augmented reality viewer directly into Windows 10:

Image: Microsoft, The Verge

Deep Genomics is a Canadian company that aims to use machine learning AI to aid in drug discovery:

Image: Niv Bavarsky, MIT Technology Review

Nvidia has made a self-driving AI that let’s you look inside the machine learning black box:

Image: Nvidia

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