source Greg Sandoval/Business Insider A man from Mexico was pulled over on the highway in Kansas and was suspected of carrying drugs. With the help of Google Translate, the Kansas Highway trooper asked the man in Spanish if he can search his car. The suspect says he didn’t understand the request when he responded yes. The question the court was trying to answer is whether Google Translate is a reliable enough interpreter to justify sending a man to prison – and the answer was no. As anyone who has traveled overseas can tell you, Google Translate is an important tool that can bridge many language barriers. But while the software’s reliability at offering accurate translations has greatly improved over time, the technology remains far from perfect. US District Judge Carlos Murguia found on June 4 that the software’s ability to interpret accurately isn’t dependable … [Read more...] about A Google translation isn’t enough evidence to send someone to jail, finds the judge in a narcotics case
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By James B. Stewart The New York Times Fri., April 6, 2018 As I zipped up the West Side Highway this week in a gleaming red Tesla Model 3, I found myself wondering: Are American drivers ready for Autopilot? Autopilot is Tesla’s enhanced driver-assistance technology, which the company maintains is the most advanced autonomous-driving system available. Tesla says all its vehicles “have the hardware needed for full self-driving capability at a safety level substantially great er than that of a human driver.” In this case, I was the human. I had tried a gull-wing Model X last fall with an earlier version of Autopilot, but since then the stakes — for both Tesla and consumers — have soared. Read more: Negative buzz around Tesla looms as it misses Model 3 production goal, again Article Continued Below Tesla says vehicle in fatal Model X crash was on autopilot Tesla shares drop as questions around fatal Model X crash in California … [Read more...] about Can the Model 3 carry Tesla’s reputation back to safety?
Duterte warns lumads vs joining New People’s Army Alexis Romero (The Philippine Star) - March 26, 2018 - 12:01am MANILA, Philippines — President Duterte has vowed to provide livelihood to lumads or members of indigenous groups as he warned them against joining the communist rebellion. Speaking during a gathering of lumads in Davao City last Friday, Duterte vowed to provide tractors and seedlings to indigenous groups so they can cultivate their lands. He said each tribe would receive five tractors as well as financial assistance and seedlings. “I will help you survive, but you have to start now,” the President said. “I will give you financial assistance to cultivate your lands. If you are not in good terms with each other, just go here and I’ll be the one to mediate. If you have more relatives, then that’s okay.” Last month, the President said the government would release P100 … [Read more...] about Duterte warns lumads vs joining New People’s Army
Operators of mechanized farms can now keep their farm tractors and machines continuously running with the availability of Sparex quality replacement spare parts in the Philippines. Sparex spare parts cover a wide range of farm tractor brands including Massey-Ferguson, John Deere, New Holland Agriculture, Deutz Fahr, McCORMICK, Valtra, Landini, Case Agriculture, and Kubota. “There are thousands of farm tractors in the Philippines that lack spare parts and All Certified Equipment Trading Corp. [ACETC] addresses that issue by making available Sparex spare parts through our offices in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao,” said an ACETC representative. The Sparex product range consists of over 50,000 items and is broadly divided into three major groupings: Replacement parts for agricultural tractors; replacement earth-wearing parts for agricultural implements; and a wide range of fasteners, workshop tools, trailer equipment, paint, lighting, and other electrical products and thousands … [Read more...] about Sparex farm tractor spare parts now in PH
PARRY SOUND, ONT.—Provincial police say all the passengers in an SUV have died after the vehicle slammed into a tractor trailer north of Parry Sound, Ont., on Tuesday.Police say the SUV was so thoroughly destroyed after it veered into an oncoming lane of traffic and hit the truck that they don’t yet know how many people were in the vehicle.Sgt. Carlo Berardi says the SUV was fully engulfed in flames when emergency crews arrived at the scene on Hwy. 69 in Shawanaga First Nation at about 4 p.m.He says investigators with Toronto’s Centre of Forensic Sciences are assisting with the case and will notify police when they’ve determined the number of victims and their identities.Police say the driver of the transport truck was not injured and they don’t expect to lay any charges in the incident. … [Read more...] about All passengers dead after SUV crashes into tractor trailer near Parry Sound, OPP say