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SELF-DRIVING

Artificial
Intelligence
CAR
TECH
AT
CES
2017
BY ROBERT E. CALEM

20

MARCH/APRIL 2017

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elf-driving cars, and the technologies that make them possible, were a recurring
motif at CES 2017. The show featured events both in- and outdoors, from the
keynote address by NVIDIA Co-founder and CEO Jen-Hsun Huang to exhibits in the
Las Vegas Convention Center as well as rides in self-driving vehicles stationed at the
Self-Driving Tech Marketplace (within LVCC's North Plaza).
NVIDIA started work on self-driving vehicles almost a decade ago, and now the technology is emerging to make a car "your most personal robot," Huang declared, pointing
to machine "deep learning" and "artificial intelligence" (AI) made possible by powerful
graphics processing units (GPUs) that are effectively supercomputer chips.
"With deep learning we can now perceive the world, not just sense the world and also
reason about where the car is, where everything else is around the car," he said. Using
AI in the car can also predict where everything around it will be in the near future.
Huang added, the combination of deep learning and AI enable a self-driving car to
decide on its own whether the path that it's on, or a new path that it can take, would be


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