What It Feels Like to Ride in a Self-Driving Uber

September 14, 2016: Read article in the New York Times. “On Wednesday, Uber rolled out a pilot program of its driverless cars to its most loyal customers in Pittsburgh, giving them the chance to hail an autonomous Uber for the first time. With the trial, a handful of test vehicles — Ford Fusions at first — will roam the streets, each car coming with a human safety engineer who has undergone training to reassure riders that the process is...

How Artificial Intelligence is Redefining the Future of Real Estate

September 20, 2016: Read article in Atlanta Agent Magazine. Artificial intelligence is revolutionizing nearly every industry, and real estate is no exception. One major use of AI for real estate in the future could be a deep learning search engine which would “incorporate a home shopper’s personality traits and preferences, pairing them with a home in a neighborhood that perfectly complements their...

For the Debaters: What Shall We Do About the Tech Careening Our Way?

September 21, 2016: Read article in the New York Times. “Here’s a question I’m hoping comes up at Monday’s presidential debate: Secretary Clinton and Mr. Trump, what would you do about self-driving trucks?…According to the boosters, autonomous trucks would avert lots of accidents, saving thousands of lives annually. They could reduce congestion and carbon emissions by cutting the number of trucks on the road…In the long run, if the trucks prove successful and our logistics infrastructure adjusts to accommodate them, they could begin to displace the three million Americans (mostly men) who now drive trucks for a living, not to mention truck stops and the small towns that depend on...

GM and Lift Team Up for Robot Taxi Service

January 4, 2016: Read article in IEEE Spectrum. General Motors has made a significant investment in a new partnership with Lyft intended to develop a network of on-demand autonomous vehicles without the need for human drivers. The benefits of driverless taxis could include a reduction in traffic, an increase in safety, and a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles. See also: Robot taxis Could Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions 82%...