How a #driverless car sees the road can have application way beyond cars on the road @TED #video #AI

Statistically, the least reliable part of the car is … the driver. Chris Urmson heads up Google’s driverless car program, one of several efforts to remove humans from the driver’s seat. He talks about where his program is right now, and shares fascinating footage that shows how the car sees the road and makes autonomous decisions about what to do next.

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WHY IT MATTERS: great visual explanation of how driverless cars see the world. Applications of this technology are endless in business: self driving wheelbarrows on shop floors or construction sites, worker safety warning systems in dangerous environments, package delivery system in hospitals, etc. Content starts at 7m30s approximately

Farid Mheir