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.

I’ve taken most of July off, as I’ve been traveling, but I did catch a few interesting stories over the last few weeks.

Google’s in-house artist Mario Klingemann makes art using AI neural networks:

Image: Mario Klingemann

Long before the rise of neural networks, Doug Lenat started building rules-based common sense for AI:

Image: Brent Humphries for Wired

A peek behind the curtain at AI “labeling teams” that enable the machine learning for driverless cars:

Image: Pexels

After Hong Kong eliminated its EV tax credit, Tesla sales fell to zero:

Image: Shutterstock

Paradromics and DARPA will spend $65M to enter the race for a brain-computer interface:

Image: Mina Hanna & Abdul Obaid | Stanford University

Audi says its new A8 is the first production autonomous car to use Lidar:

Image: Audi

Google Glass is starting its second act – on factory floors and other workplaces:

Image: AGCO

DNA Startup Helix launched an online hub that’s like an app store for genetic testing:

Image: Helix

Microsoft developed an AI chip for HoloLens to do speech and image processing locally:

Image: Microsoft

Stanford researchers created a head-tracking system for VR using standard Wi-Fi:

Image: alvarez/iStockphoto

To see stories throughout the week, follow me on Twitter: @josiah17