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Tim Cook confirmed the work of Apple over unmanned technologies


Tim Cook, chief executive officer of Apple Inc., speaks during a Bloomberg Technology television interview during the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in San Jose, California, U.S., on Monday, June 5, 2017. The conference aims to inspire developers from around the world to turn their passions into the next great innovations and apps that customers use every day across iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Apple TV and Mac. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

In the press, more than once appeared information that Apple is working on their own car, unmanned systems and other projects from this sphere. But the company itself has never directly expressed its own development. Now CEO Tim Cook for the first time clearly stated that Apple is concentrating on unmanned technologies, but did not confirm the work on the product – automobile.

“We focus on autonomous systems. This is a key technology that we consider important. We, kind of, see it as the “mother” of all projects based on artificial intelligence. This is probably one of the most complex AI projects that you can work on, “Cook said in an interview with Bloomberg.

CEO Apple believes that the car industry is facing a serious shock. It comes simultaneously from three sides: unmanned technologies, electrification of cars and services for the sharing of cars.

Initially, from 2014, the company from Cupertino planned to work on the product in two of these niches. It was reported that Apple is working on its own electric vehicle with potentially unmanned technologies: the company even rented an office and hired up to 1,000 people for the Project Titan project. But in the fall of 2016, information appeared that the corporation had abandoned the car in favor of unmanned systems. Already in April 2017, Apple received permission to test three unmanned cars on the roads of California.

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Developers said the cease further support of MP3 format

German institute that developed the audio format MP3, announced the completion of the latest patents on the format and termination charges licensing fees from software vendors.

“We thank all of our licensees for the great support in creating MP3, the de facto main audio format in the world the last 20 years” – said in a statement.

It is noted that one of the reasons EOL format was the emergence of new ones, which can give more options and better sound quality at lower bitrates.


NASA: Titan is the most suitable planet for colonization

For many years, the planets, where earthlings could continue their civilization, were the Moon and Mars.

Among the specialists of NASA, dealing with the problem of space colonization, a division into “Martian” and “Titanic” arose. The latter are trying to prove that Titan (the satellite of Saturn) is the most suitable heavenly body for the earth-colonists. “Titanic” demands to direct the financial and intellectual capabilities of the National Aerospace Agency of the United States for the arrangement of the first cosmopolitan settlement on Titan.