Under no circumstances should this vehicle be equipped with weaponry when used in Los Angeles
More news on the practical use of AI applications. From CNN:
In what sounds like a science fair project on steroids, engineers at Stanford University plan to have an unmanned robot car ready to navigate urban traffic in less than a year.
Engineer Sebastian Thrun remarks: “This new generation of robots is making the case that they can safely navigate without any human assistance.” He suggests the technology will be highway-ready by 2030.
2030? I hate driving in traffic now!
Thrun also said that “… he expected a battlefield version of the car to be available as early as 2015.”
That’s better. By 2015, battlefield conditions and highway conditions will be indistinguishable here in Los Angeles. Maybe I can get this technology sooner than expected.