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Look Who's Driving

After years of anticipation, autonomous vehicles are now being tested on public roads around the world. As ambitious innovators race to develop what they see as the next high-tech pot of gold, some experts warn there are still daunting challenges ahead, including how to train artificial intelligence to be better than humans at making life-and-death decisions. How do self-driving cars work?

Look Who's Driving

53m 13s

After years of anticipation, autonomous vehicles are now being tested on public roads around the world. As ambitious innovators race to develop what they see as the next high-tech pot of gold, some experts warn there are still daunting challenges ahead, including how to train artificial intelligence to be better than humans at making life-and-death decisions. How do self-driving cars work?

Previews + Extras

  • Three Tasks Driverless Cars Need to Learn: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Three Tasks Driverless Cars Need to Learn

    S46 E19 - 2m 44s

    To match human drivers, an automated vehicle needs to learn how to handle three distinct tasks: seeing everything around the car, understand what it’s seeing, and planning the car’s path.

  • Look Who's Driving Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Look Who's Driving Preview

    S46 E19 - 28s

    After years of anticipation, autonomous vehicles are now being tested on public roads around the world. As ambitious innovators race to develop what they see as the next high-tech pot of gold, some experts warn there are still daunting challenges ahead, including how to train artificial intelligence to be better than humans at making life-and-death decisions. How do self-driving cars work?

  • Testing Self-Driving Cars in the Real World: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Testing Self-Driving Cars in the Real World

    S46 E19 - 3m 46s

    To test self-driving cars without putting lives at risk, most companies do a lot of their training in environments they can fully control. But ultimately, the only way to know how a car will perform on public roads is to test it in the real world.

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