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Simon’s Chess Factor

Why do predicted AI advances come so late?

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Sometime in 2014 or 2015, I was chatting with a friend, a guy with a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering. He knew about my background in AI and robotics, and was curious about Uber’s and Google’s self-driving car efforts. He asked if I was optimistic about prospect of autonomous cars. By autonomous, he meant: a taxi with no driver that can come to where you…

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JP Fosterson

JP Fosterson

I tell stories, mostly not true | writer, coder, data scientist, musician | fiction • thoughts • code | jp.fosterson@gmail.com