Baidu scientist: We should adapt to self-driving cars

Photo: ChinaFotoPress, ChinaFotoPress Via Getty Images A Baidu self-driving car is on display during an Internet conference in China last year. A Baidu self-driving car is on display during an Internet… Scientists have long tried to build computers that can think like humans: Eliza, Deep Blue, Siri to name a few. Andrew Ng probably occupies a more rarefied place among artificial intelligence experts: He spent plenty of time exploring how both humans and machines learn. Ng not only chairs Coursera, the online education startup he co-founded in 2011, but as chief scientist of Chinese search engine Baidu, he oversees the company’s efforts to develop self-driving cars. So if anyone knows how humans stack up against computers, it would be Ng. And judging from my recent conversation with him, humans remain…


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