San Beda loss woke up Letran, says Quinto

first_img2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Bong Quinto. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netAfter three straight wins, Letran seems to be finally getting its groove  midway through the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament.Bong Quinto believes that the Knights’ disheartening 81-74 loss to San Beda two weeks back was the turning point for them as they took the defeat to their fierce rivals to heart.ADVERTISEMENT For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Teen gunned down in Masbate LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite “This started from the game against San Beda. They woke us up so that we’ll get a chance to the Final Four,” he said.From a 1-3 record, Letran has nabbed wins over Arellano, St. Benilde, and the latest, a 63-61 squeaker over Perpetual on Friday to rise to solo third place.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Through that stretch, the Knights have also unearthed valuable contributors from the bench like Jeremiah Taladua, King Caralipio, and Christian Balagasay.Quinto himself has found a way to be more effective as he let senior Rey Nambatac took much of the mantle. View comments “Maybe, the Lord really wanted those games for us,” he said.The Knights will next brace for contenders San Sebastian and Lyceum for their upcoming games next week. #KicksStalker: Kyrie Irving, Kobe Bryant collaborate for Kyrie 3 ‘Bruce Lee’ Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano “I saw that the defense of our opponents is really focusing on Rey, so I thought that I needed to help him and I do that on defense,” he said.The 20-year-old, though, isn’t letting up on his offense and on Friday, Quinto tallied 14 points, nine rebounds, and three assists, including the game-winning drive with 12.6 seconds left to push his side up by two.But Quinto still shared the credit to Nambatac, who trusted him the rock in the waning seconds of the game.“Maybe it just so happened that I got the ball. It wouldn’t have happened if Rey didn’t trust me enough, so I didn’t want to fail him,” he said.Quinto is optimistic that just like this game, chips will continue to fall on Letran’s way going forward.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READlast_img read more

BRICS to advance agenda for development, peace, reform: PM

first_imgNew Delhi, Oct 14 (PTI) Ahead of BRICS and BIMSTEC Summits, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said he is looking forward to building bridges to new partnerships and finding common resolve and solutions to entrenched problems of the region.Modi, who will also hold bilateral meetings with Russian President Vladimir Putin and other leaders on the sidelines of the Summits in Goa, said they will discuss ways to address “pressing international and regional challenges that stand in the way of our goals”.”I am optimistic that the BRICS Summit will strengthen intra-BRICS cooperation and advance our common agenda for development, peace, stability and reform,” the Prime Minister said in a Facebook post.New initiatives will be launched in Goa by BRICS (Brazil-Russia-India-China-South Africa) as it marks the successful operationalization of initiatives like the BRICS New Development Bank and the Contingent Reserve Arrangement, he said.The Prime Minister noted that India is facilitating an outreach Summit with the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) comprising Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar, Nepal, Sir Lanka and Thailand.”Representing nearly two thirds of humanity together, we hope to tap the potential for cooperation and the dividends this will bring,” he said on the first-ever BRICS-BIMSTEC Outreach Summit.Referring to India-Russia Annual Summit, the Prime Minister said Putins visit will give an opportunity to consolidate and reaffirm a unique time-tested friendship and partnership with Russia.Terming Brazil as an important strategic partner, Modi said President Michel Temers visit will open up new areas for cooperation with the country.advertisement”As Chair of the BRICS this year, India has embraced a stronger emphasis on promoting people-to-people linkages in diverse fields including trade, sports, education, films, scholarship, and tourism,” he saidBRICS Summit will be held in Goa on 15-16 October, followed by the BRICS-BIMSTEC Outreach Summit. PTI AKK RTlast_img read more

Multiple shortcomings hobble autonomous vehicle developers

first_img Continue Reading Previous ICP: FPGA-based accelerator card for deep learning inferenceNext EKF: quad PCI Express Mini Card carrier While autonomous vehicle (AV) development dominates discussion in the electronics industry, firms are a long way off from having the right computing platforms, safety certification standards and regulations, says a new survey highlighting current thinking on exactly where we are on the path to autonomy.A survey of AV practitioners conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Arm found that while automotive companies are investing heavily in R&D to create complete AV systems, many are still in the early stages of product engineering, and nowhere close to being prepared for mass production. Only 20% of respondents said they are anywhere near having a reliable prototype being prepared for production.The key challenges in building the prototypes are related to software, component costs, compute challenges and security. In particular, the survey found that sensors and compute are not yet ready for prime-time production.Many engineers Forrester spoke to said sensor technology needed for production-ready AV systems is still nascent. One director of automated driving programs said the challenge in going from Level 4 to Level 5 automation is that the sensor technology doesn’t exist.Computing horsepower and algorithms don’t exist yet. The amount of human judgement in driving in boundless conditions is such that it will take over 10 years before a computer can make all of the judgments in a way guaranteed to be safer than a human in all situations.“The computer is going to have to be at least a factor of 10 better than what a human can do before the public will accept it,” the director commented. Getting Production-Ready Hardware and compute posed the toughest challenges for 28% of respondents in the survey, especially system speed, power demands, compute power, system cooling, and system size.Getting production ready automotive-grade systems is also still a challenge. Forrester’s survey indicates the major players in sensor technology haven’t done high volume production for the most part.“There’s going to be a lot of handholding by the OEMs because these tech companies have to learn how to get things into production. And to survive 10 years and 150,000 miles — the industry is going to have issues they didn’t think of,” according to the report.In addition, regulatory and certification frameworks are likely to be a key roadblock to having production-ready AV systems. One Europe-based interviewee said safety standards are completely individualized, with no centralized standards or methods and tools to follow to validate systems. A US-based interviewee echoed this, highlighting that NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) has nowhere near the capability of certifying AV systems. They’re looking to industry to develop best practices that evolve into standards over time.Another interviewee stated that engineers are working with outdated standards that have not been fully considered for production-ready AV systems, “Everyone wants to have their algorithm certified, according to [the ISO 26262] standard — [but] that standard does not contain anything about deep learning.” Functional safety is also a major concern. In the survey, one US-based engineer at an OEM mentioned that the regulation and certification question is “something we’re thinking about and nervous about— we don’t know what we’re going to run into. How resistant do the sensors have to be to weather conditions? How do you even derive a safety test for an autonomous vehicle? Which scenario do you run it through? A lot of people are trying to leverage simulation. Simulation works, but you can’t simulate everything.”Because of the complex algorithms that power AV systems, certifying functional safety in all situations is all but impossible for regulators.The survey recommends that work is needed toward consistent regulations backed by certification frameworks that ensure global AV safety. Even if automotive firms get the technology right, today’s industry certification standards and governmental regulatory frameworks don’t address autonomous vehicles.Automotive industry executives must accelerate development of these new standards. If regulations and certification procedures aren’t standardized by 2020, the automotive industry and insurers will face regulatory gaps or conflict.Silicon also needs to be optimized to get to automotive-grade OEM hardware. The advanced AI and sensor data analysis needed to drive autonomous systems will benefit greatly from optimized silicon.In addition, hardware and software needs to be developed in tandem, with functional safety and security top of mind. Much of the autonomous systems work to date has focused on building sensors and software that can deliver increasing levels of autonomy. Now that systems are demonstrating the potential for SAE Level 4 autonomy, it’s time to shift from prototypes to pre-production hardware. From this point, the industry should design software and hardware together as a unit to meet the performance, safety, and security requirements of autonomous vehicles.>> Read the complete article originally published on our sister site, EE Times: “AVs Need New Compute Platforms.” May 1, 2019 at 5:09 am 1 thought on “Multiple shortcomings hobble autonomous vehicle developers” markgrogan says: Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Advanced Technology “We are nearing 2020 but we still cannot put a great assurance on the autonomous industry. This isn’t something that wasn’t anticipated during the initial phase, but the situation is simply inevitable. We can only do so much but problems like social, ethic Auto makers are considering entirely new system architectures for in-vehicle elecronics. Image source: Continental Corp. Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply You must Register or Login to post a comment. 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