Autonomous Cars? Not yet...

From Designer News:

Perhaps the biggest technical obstacle, however, is converting human understanding into robotic intelligence. The intelligence that enables  human beings to drive a car is largely taken for granted, and  replicating it is proving to be a bigger chore than engineers foresaw.

Color me surprised... 🙄

Two things here:

  • "converting human understanding into robotic intelligence" requires knowing what understanding and intelligence are
  • human brain are exceptionally good at filtering the useless (you don't have to think about chewing, until you choke on something), whereas, for now, computers can only deal with the explicit