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Nvidia Outpaces Intel in Robo-car Race

10/11/2017 00:01 AM EDT
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sixscrews
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sixscrews   10/12/2017 11:06:53 PM
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Glad to be of use. ss/wb

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DMac   10/12/2017 6:44:54 PM
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Thanks for your question on the newsletter headline. That was a mistake by me when putting the newsletter together. Our apologies for the error. And thanks for pointing it out. -- Dylan

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sixscrews   10/11/2017 1:50:31 PM
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Thanks again, Junko, for your thorough yet concise coverage. I'm guessing this was an editing error on the part of the web manglers [sic] but the textline on the IEEE Times site was: "Intel Outpaces Nvidia" While the story title was the opposite - "Nvidia Outpases Intel....[sic]" Oh, well, we all make mistrakes [not sic].   To cut to the chase, the key line in your article was this: "computational power alone can't solve all the challenges still posed by Level 5 autonomous cars" As we used to say 20+ years ago in the First Age of AI Hype, "If there is Artifical Intelligence there must also be Artifical Stupidity." And this is the core of how AVs will succeed or fail - can we, as humans, duplicate, or perhaps improve on, the spontaneus attentive quality of the animal (i.e., human) brain? I have hunted game and nuisance critters for more than 50 years and I am always surprised by their ability to detect anomalies in their enviroment.   Despite years of observation and stillness in cold, wet, mud and rocks I miss more than I hit.  On the other hand, maybe I'm just a lousy shot. Can an AI system be developed that recognizes these anomalies in the same way an experienced human operator can?  And can it be a better shooter than me (well, of course...just ask the automated gun director developers...)? Raw computing power is necessary but, IMHO, is this enough to create a polymorphic awareness of the moment?  Can an AV detect a piece of junk on the road and avoid it w/o causing a chain reaction crash?  I have a hard enough time doing this at 80+ MPH - and sometimes fail (ref. a tire carcass shed from a long haul truck bashing my car's catalytic converter). As you can tell, I'm a serious skeptic - I want the software developers to show me what they can do in a real envoronment w/o endangering me or others.   And they will need all the luck of the Irish to do it. ss/wb  

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