May 21, 2016

Lyft and GM partner on Express Drive, a rental service that paves the way for autonomous cars

Lyft and GM partner on Express Drive, a rental service that paves the way for autonomous cars
Posted Mar 14, 2016 by Ingrid Lunden (@ingridlunden)

Two months after General Motors announced a $500 million investment in transportation startup Lyft to work on autonomous cars, the pair are launching their first service together. No, it's not a self-driving car fleet (yet); it's a short-term rental program called Express Drive: GM will provide all-in rental cars to Lyft drivers, who will pay between $99/week plus mileage and nothing at all, depending on how many Lyft rides they provide using the vehicles.

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May 20, 2016

Gas delivery apps are new on-demand fad

SAN FRANCISCO — The latest target for disruption by the tech industry: gas stations.

In San Francisco on Monday, smartphone app Filld began dispatching drivers with pickup trucks loaded with gasoline to fill people's tank. A Filld customer sets the exact location of his or her car, chooses a delivery window and releases the gas flap. A driver arrives in a small truck, pops open the gas tank and fills it with regular or premium unleaded gas. Filld charges per-gallon rates comparable to nearby stations and tacks on a delivery fee.

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May 18, 2016

Ross, the AI Attorney, Gets Employed

Artificial intelligence is proving to be an exceptional tool for everything from conquering complex board games to debugging computer programs, to helping oncologists fight cancer. This week, Microsoft's Chief Envisioner went as far as to say, "AI is the most important technology that anybody on the planet is working on today." So, it's no surprise to find AI in our smartphones and automobiles. But how about in our courtrooms?



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