‘Hyper lanes’ for driverless cars? Microsoft Research’s Eric Horvitz on the future of A.I.

Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University demonstrate a driverless car in 2014. (CMU photo) “No human drivers wanted”: That just might be the road sign for the high-speed highway transit lanes of the future, if artificial intelligence and driverless cars turn out the way Microsoft Research’s Eric Horvitz expects.The managing director of Microsoft Research’s Redmond lab sketched out his vision of the future today at MIT’s EmTech conference in Cambridge, Mass., which highlights emerging technologies in computing, biomedicine and other fields. Part of that vision is the creation of “hyper lanes” that would smooth the way for autonomous vehicles, and potentially leave those pesky human drivers behind. “I think we will have the rise of special lanes, hyper lanes, closed to manual traffic” — @erichorvitz on driverless cars #EmTechMIT — John Miley…


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