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Autonomous Systems: From Fiction to Reality

Daniel Raviv, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Computer and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
College of Engineering and Computer Science

Depends on the driving environment. For "normal" highway and city driving it is already there. Take a look at Mobileye, Google and Tesla.
Yes. Autonomous cars have driven miilion of miles already, and very successfully.
I have a limited experience in working in other countries. In the US we tend to "invent technology," take risks, and learn from failure.
Machines have advantages (reaction time, search time, processing time). "The NO speech to text" is new to me - it can indeed cause meaningful disadvantages.
Machines can handle huge amount of data (+fast and cheap). And this is only the beginning.
WiFi is only one well known technolgy. There are many alternatives (e.g., GPS), usually expensive. If you try to fly them long distances, there is a problem.
My research focuses on local perception of the environment. So the answer to your question is no. Look at V2V-related research.
Quantum computing will change "everything" but we are not there yet. There is a great book, "The Code," by Simon Singh - the last chapter is about Quantum Computing.
We are not there yet, but surely yes.
Excellent question! But I do not have an answer. I feel that the education system will become very very different.
Focus on STEM, and in particular on Math and Science.
In 1993 I predicted that we all "see" autonomous cars in 2002. Now it has become reality (US and Germany are among the leaders).
I do not think so. Programming will change to become more "higher levels."
AI has advantages and disadvantages. We need to be very careful of its implications.
The learning process is on going. There are many hundreds(!) of companies that work on this and other related problems.

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