Last year, Sebastian Thrun, director of Stanford’s Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, headed up the team that won the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s first “Grand Challenge” by creating an autonomous vehicle that completed a 211-kilometer course in the Mojave Desert. Here he talks about the even greater difficulties presented by DARPA’s next Grand Challenge: creating a car that can navigate city traffic on its own. To say Thrun is enthusiastic about robotic cars is an understatement, but he also acknowledges that many of us will still want to drive on our own vehicle.
Thrun will discuss in more detail the future of robotic cars in an upcoming vlog, as well as in his keynote address at this year’s Emerging Technologies Conference at MIT.
Geoffrey Hinton tells us why he’s now scared of the tech he helped build
“I have suddenly switched my views on whether these things are going to be more intelligent than us.”
ChatGPT is going to change education, not destroy it
The narrative around cheating students doesn’t tell the whole story. Meet the teachers who think generative AI could actually make learning better.
Meet the people who use Notion to plan their whole lives
The workplace tool’s appeal extends far beyond organizing work projects. Many users find it’s just as useful for managing their free time.
Learning to code isn’t enough
Historically, learn-to-code efforts have provided opportunities for the few, but new efforts are aiming to be inclusive.
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