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How Soon Are Driverless Vehicles Coming?

Posted on September 20, 2013

From a publicradioeast.org program:

Sebastian Thrun is a research professor at Stanford University, a Google Fellow, and co-founder of Udacity. His research focuses on robotics and artificial intelligence. He led the development of the robotic vehicle called Stanley which won the 2005 DARPA Grand Challenge, and is exhibited in the Smithsonian.

RADIO HOST: Tell me what you imagine the average commute to be like in 50 years.

SEBASTIAN THRUN: Well, you can test it out today. Just get yourself a cab driver and then read the newspaper, fall asleep, text, spend your time better. And then imagine the car driving itself without a taxi driver.

Transcript and radio file here

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