These 2 tech founders lost their friends in tragic accidents. Now they’ve built AI chatbots to give people life after death

Samantha Lee/Business Insider Netflix drama “Black Mirror” once imagined a world in which tech could be used to recreate the dead. Now, people are working to make that a reality. Tech firm Eternime is beta testing an app that will allow users to create a digital “avatar” of themselves after they die. Eternime is not […]

Why Are Fatal Hit-and-run Accidents At an All-time High?

Roadway fatalities have been on the decline relative to population since the 1970s. However, the safest year on record since car ownership became commonplace was actually 2014. Deaths spiked in the following two years, with a very modest decline in 2017. While some of the increase can be attributed to more people driving more miles […]

What Happens to Airplanes After Accidents?

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The US Navy canceled a major military exercise days after it began following 2 aviation accidents

US Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel C. Coxwest The U.S. Navy canceled a major exercise in Djibouti days after it began following two aviation accidents. Naval Forces Central Command on Thursday put air operations “on hold” and called off the remainder of the Defense Department’s Alligator Dagger exercise. An AV-8B Harrier jet crashed during takeoff and a CH-53 Super Stallion helicopter sustained […]

Helicopter crash: Are helicopter rides still safe for tourists? Are accidents increasing?

Helicopter crashes have hit the news recently with a number of high profile incidents causing the deaths of tourists. Five British tourists were killed in a helicopter crash in the Grand Canyon on February 10, whilst another two tourists from the US were killed on March 22 when it crashed in Australia. Another helicopter crash […]

Georgia researchers are studying the ways AI can reduce traffic accidents in Atlanta

Atlanta’s traffic congestion infamy — the city regularly makes every annual top list due to its bottlenecks — is partially caused by car accidents at large, busy intersections. After a few accidents occur, the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) may swoop in to assess the situation to make the intersection safer. But what if they […]

“Both Of These Accidents Were Preventable”

The back-to-back collisions of two US Navy warships with commercial vessels this summer, which killed 17 US sailors, were the result of a series of preventable errors by those on board, according to a Navy investigation released on Wednesday. The crews failed to follow navigation and basic naval safety procedures, the report says. “Both of […]

Robot road rage? Impatient drivers causing accidents with law-abiding autonomous cars

Self-driving cars take traffic laws, such as stop signs or speed limits, literally and follow them to a T. Humans? Not so much. And so as the public may fear the menace of rogue autonomous vehicles failing to recognize them and causing crashes, the reality is quite different: It’s actually human drivers who are posing […]

GM's self-driving cars involved in six accidents in September

WASHINGTON, Oct 4 (Reuters) – General Motors Co’s self-driving unit, Cruise Automation, told California regulators its vehicles were involved in six crashes in the state in September, but said none of automated vehicles were responsible. The accidents did not result in any injuries or serious damage, according to the GM reports, but did demonstrate the […]