A View from Will Knight
Recommended Robot and AI Reads This Week
A roundup of interesting stories on robotics and artificial intelligence from other sites, collected by Will Knight, MIT Technology Review’s senior editor for AI.
Self-Driving Cars Involved in More Crashes than Normal Vehicles
New Scientist reports on a new study from the University of Michigan. The statistics aren’t damning, but it does seem that robot cars need to learn how to drive more like us.
Skype Founders Build a Robot for Suburban Streets
An interesting new company called Starship aims to automate home delivery with a wheeled robot that travels from a store to your home carrying your latest purchase.
Google Is Turning Its Lucrative Web Search Over to AI
Bloomberg Businessweek on how Google is using machine learning to parse unfamiliar search queries.
Nissan’s Autonomous Car Will Use AI to Log Drivers’ Tastes
The FT reports on the Japanese carmaker’s plans for automated vehicles. Matching a car’s behavior to its driver is an interesting idea, and one that could prove surprisingly important.
Apple’s Deep Learning Curve
Is Apple’s secretive approach hurting its efforts to recruit AI talent?