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A.I. - by - proxy

Discussion in 'Autonomous Vehicles' started by malcolm, Jul 17, 2017 at 2:13 AM.

  1. malcolm

    malcolm Active Member

    Nov 12, 2006
    #1 malcolm, Jul 17, 2017 at 2:13 AM
    Last edited: Jul 17, 2017 at 2:22 AM
    It sounds like it's A.I.

    It's certainly marketed like it's the next big thing in A.I. (look ma, no hands)

    But in fact it's just A.I.-by-proxy.

    This is a system which relies on the Real Intelligence of the drivers in the surrounding vehicles. The system simply locks onto them, remaining equidistant from them and voila - it seems intelligent. You can take your hands off the wheel, now Michael.

    However, the hardware in the car is simply following and adjusting for the behaviour of nearby drivers. The A.I. piggybacks on the R.I. of fellow commuters. It's just another form of crowd-sourcing.

    It has obvious applications in heavy traffic or cruise scenarios. These areas are low-hanging fruit.

    Here's the one from Audi:

    Audi introduces its level 3 semi-autonomous A8

    Which is certainly stress-reducing for you/your chauffeur.

    Please add further examples as you find them.

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