Reblogged from emergentfutures
How Long before a Driverless Car Wins the Indianapolis 500?
In 1997, IBM staged a history-making competition between World Chess Champion Gary Kasparov and their own chess-playing computer, Deep Blue.
Fourteen years later in 2011, IBM staged a similar competition pitting their more human-like computer, Watson, against the two top Jeopardy players of all times, Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter.
The tally for these two major competitions stands at Computers–2, Humans-0.
So, at least in my way of thinking, the next logical competition should be to pit a self-driving computer against the world’s best racecar drivers. It may not be the actual Indianapolis 500, but rather a staged competition, maybe Google or Tesla Vs. 2-3 of the top Nascar car drivers?
Is this a contest that will happen in the next 5 years?
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