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View Poll Results: Will self driving autos kill car insurance?
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Ford CEO says the company overestimated self-driving cars.
I am shocked... SHOCKED!!!
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Old 04-15-2019, 02:17 PM
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Elon Musk is still optimistic about self-driving cars. Thinks Tesla will be there in less than 2 years.
I will, again, take the OVER.

Tesla will not have a Level 5 autonomous vehicle on the road by 4/15/2021. At least not one that can go just about anywhere, even just about anywhere in a major (top 30 in the US, so we have it clearly defined) metropolitan area.
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After attending a SAS event on machine learning and AI I believe I found the true goldmine of self driving cars and the reason that Google is so very interested in the work. At the event the speaker discussed how much machine learning is used in the processing of 2 dimensional imagery and how far those processes and methodologies have come in self driving car research. Basically the cameras and computers that a car uses are becoming extremely good at interpreting images. To me I am thinking how can this be monetized, then my mind goes to the device in my pocket that I carry around with ever improving front and rear facing cameras. Imagine the end uses of constant interpretation of what your phone is able to record. Scary, but you have probably given nearly all of your apps access to your camera so if they want to do it they can and the development of self driving cars is giving them extremely sophisticated technology to do it.
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After attending a SAS event on machine learning and AI I believe I found the true goldmine of self driving cars and the reason that Google is so very interested in the work. At the event the speaker discussed how much machine learning is used in the processing of 2 dimensional imagery and how far those processes and methodologies have come in self driving car research. Basically the cameras and computers that a car uses are becoming extremely good at interpreting images. To me I am thinking how can this be monetized, then my mind goes to the device in my pocket that I carry around with ever improving front and rear facing cameras. Imagine the end uses of constant interpretation of what your phone is able to record. Scary, but you have probably given nearly all of your apps access to your camera so if they want to do it they can and the development of self driving cars is giving them extremely sophisticated technology to do it.
Welcome to the 21st century bro.

I'm less worried about phones (mine's in my pocket anyway) and more worried about cameras on street corners and airplanes (and alexas), capable of uploading every single second of every single inch of the city, to a gigantic cloud storage, where it can be interpreted by an AI, capable of license plate, (and eventually) face and voice recognition. So that they can track your movements, words, actions, facial expressions, etc. all over the course of your lifetime. And then be further interpreted by a super-computer at some point in the not-too-distant-future.

This will all happen with or without cars though. They're less a driver and more a byproduct of the technological revolution... You could just as easily blame facebook for wanting to identify your friends from pictures, or alexa for wanting to make sense of your words, or bit-coin miners even. It's all the same stuff.



Well, except for one thing. It's entirely possible that the cars themselves will be Big Brother. In some small ways this is already happening. Tesla has a "sentry mode" that constantly records using the car's 8 cameras, and is actually being used to catch vandals and hit-and-runs.
https://electrek.co/2019/04/15/tesla...n-hit-and-run/
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Tesla released a video of full self driving car

https://youtu.be/tlThdr3O5Qo
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Just about every company is putting down a few billion these days.

And just about every company is somewhat pessimistic.

Funny to see the market run away from itself.
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Tesla released a video of full self driving car

https://youtu.be/tlThdr3O5Qo
Kind of like they one Tesla put out in 2016?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BbiXLCp8GOQ
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Just about every company is putting down a few billion these days.

And just about every company is somewhat pessimistic.

Funny to see the market run away from itself.
Making a longer-term bet with significant capital, while worrying about the company stock price and their long-term incentives.
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Kind of like they one Tesla put out in 2016?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BbiXLCp8GOQ
Yep it looks like it. I must have missed that one in 2016.
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