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British Airways has a $13 million flight simulator that taught us how to take off, fly, and land an airplane

Business Insider spent an hour inside British Airways’ Airbus A380 flight simulator. The carrier owns 16 simulators in total, which cost $ 13 million each. Pilots spend around 50 hours training in a simulator before ever flying a real airplane. We visited British Airways Technical Block A, which is home to 16 flight simulators making […]

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Baidu’s DuerOS AI assistant is now installed on 100 million devices

Amazon’s Alexa. Microsoft’s Cortana. Apple’s Siri. The Google Assistant. They’re among the world’s most popular voice assistants, but a Chinese up-and-comer — Baidu’s DuerOS — is joining the ranks. Baidu yesterday announced that its conversational AI assistant has reached an install base of 100 million devices, up from 50 million just six months ago. DuerOS, for the uninitiated, […]

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Klook raises $200 million from Sequoia China, TCV, others, to grow its travel activity booking platform

Klook, a Hong Kong-based online activity booking platform for travelers, has raised a chunky $ 200 million in a series D round of funding from Sequoia China, TCV, Goldman Sachs, OurCrowd, Matrix Partners, Boyu Capital, OurCrowd, among others. Founded in 2014, Klook serves as a platform for booking just about any kind of activity in some […]