Ep 64: Illogical humans; iSee brings common sense to AVs; Cruise Automation still on track

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Humans will apparently always be illogical; iSee is developing software that brings common sense “understanding” to autonomous vehicles; Cruise Automation still on track to roll out fully autonomous cars on the streets of San Francisco by next year.

Illogical humans

The results of last week’s #FridayPollDay really disturbed me. Have a look here, follow me while you’re at it, and then have a listen to this segment.

iSee brings common sense to autonomous vehicles

The idea is to enable autonomous cars to have a sort of “common sense” to augment their computer vision so they not only “see” but also “understand” the world around them.

Unexpected blurb on universal basic mobility, and mobility as a basic human right (especially in light of today’s midterm elections in the US

Alex Roy (@AlexRoy144) has often talked of the need for basic human mobility. I’ve agreed. And then I suggested extending it to its logical conclusion, i.e., treating mobility as a basic human right.

GM’s Cruise Automation still on track for next year

Cruise Automation is still the only true contender to Waymo insofar as preparing to offer autonomous passenger service, and by focusing on the crazy streets of San Francisco, it should be prepared for just about anything. Except perhaps Boston.

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4 Replies to “Ep 64: Illogical humans; iSee brings common sense to AVs; Cruise Automation still on track”

  1. Your survey question was poorly formed. You asked what it would take to trust an autonomous vehicle BLINDLY. Of course the answer is that the car has to be 100% accident free before I trust it BLINDLY. I would say the same if a human driver.

    1. Hi Brett, it turns out you’re not the first to point this out… indeed, I made a mistake. If nothing else, at this point, it may be interesting to see an A/B test between the results of this first version of the survey and a newer, better written version.

        1. My pleasure, and thank you! As a matter of fact, I’m about to report the results of having run the poll a second time, with improved word choice. Stand by… 🙂

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