The Washington Post – One-third of Americans who have taken prescription opioids for at least two months say they became addicted to, or physically dependent on, the powerful painkillers, according to a new survey.
Connected Car Tech – Recent developments in technology are bringing about the reality of widespread autonomous vehicles – sooner than many had realised, but a number of other pieces must fall into place to get us there.
readwrite – In the interim between manual driving and a fully autonomous car future, there will be a variety of points where an autonomous system hands over control to the human in the front seat, and some drivers may struggle to adapt.
Business Insider – Gov. Rick Snyder signed legislation allowing for the testing, use, and eventual sale of self-driving cars. The law also allows companies to use self-driving cars for ride-sharing services.
The Hill – In order for self-driving vehicles to reach their full potential, it’s important that NHTSA, the Department of Transportation and Congress continue to engage and work with key stakeholders on refining the Federal Automated Vehicle Policy.
The Conversation – Machine learning methods are being used in areas such as translating language almost in real time, and even to identify images of cats on the internet. So why haven’t we seen artificial intelligence used to the same extent in healthcare?
News-Medical.net – Aston University has launched MESO-BRAIN, a major stem cell research project which it hopes will develop three-dimensional (3D) nanoprinting techniques that can be used to replicate the brain's neural networks.