Sebastian Thrun AMA on reddit [link]post by Dr_Manhattan · 2012-06-14T02:53:15.258Z · score: 4 (7 votes) · LW · GW · Legacy · 7 comments
While Sebastian is not an AGI researcher his reputation in the broad AI community is high due to him largely making self-driving cars happen (and those are autonomous AI systems, even if narrow). I think his opinion of AGI might worth asking (he has a high position in Google's X-labs)
He is also interesting from due to a number of innovations he partook in that are likely to be pretty historical
- Self-driving cars
- Formation of Udacity is likely to be remembered as the "event that changed college-level online education"
- I don't know how much he is responsible for this directly, but Google X is making headway with pretty futuristic HUD devices that are likely to significantly increase human-computer integration
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