The travelling salesman problem has always been hard to tackle. This is especially true for UPS, who operates tens of thousands of delivery trucks everyday. They're in-house developed ORION system (On-Road Integrated Optimization and Navigation) plots an optimal route for each delivery truck at the start of the day, and saves the company 100 million delivery miles, and the environment 100,000 metric tons of CO2. The next phase of ORION is to have routes dynamically updated throughout the day based on changing delivery requirements, weather, and traffic patterns.
TD acquires Layer 6 in Canadian AI talent grab
TD has acquired Toronto-based Layer 6 in an effort to boost its own AI capabilities and identify additional business opportunities.
China is building a $2 billion office park in Beijing just for AI
Last year, China said it plans to be a world leader in AI by 2030. Now its capital is building a massive campus to house the AI firms that will power that rise, according to local media outlet Beijing News (link in Chinese). Authorities in Beijing's Mentougou district will build the tech campus along with Zhongguancun Development...