On The Road to Artificial Intelligence

Once the realm of science fiction, smart machines are rapidly becoming part of our world—and these technologies offer amazing potential to improve the way we live. Imagine intelligent, autonomous vehicles that reduce crashes and alleviate congestion in crowded cities. Imagine robots that can help your aged grandma move around safely or instructors that can assist special-needs children in classrooms. Gill Pratt, former head of the Robotics Challenge at DARPA, now heads up the $1 billion Silicon Valley-based, Toyota Research Institute where he and his team are pushing the boundaries of human knowledge in autonomous vehicles and robotics. This session will explore the breakthrough technologies on the horizon and the unprecedented issues we will face in this brave new world.

Festival: 2016

Watch and Listen: Technology

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