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Baidu claims its Apollo Lite vision-based vehicle framework achieves level 4 autonomy — VB

The Beijing-based tech giant today unveiled Apollo Lite, a vision-based framework that leverages multiple cameras to achieve level 4 autonomous driving — that is, operation with limited human oversight under select conditions as defined by the Society of Automotive Engineers, writes Kyle Wiggers.

Here is the link: https://venturebeat.com/2019/06/19/baidu-claims-its-apollo-lite-vision-based-vehicle-framework-achieves-level-4-autonomy/

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AlphaSense raises $650M

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Elon Musk’s xAI raises $6B to take on OpenAI — VentureBeat

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Capgemini partners with DARPA to explore quantum computing for carbon capture

Capgemini Government Solutions has launched a new initiative with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to investigate quantum computing's potential in carbon capture.