‘Look Who’s Driving’ to examine self-driving car technologies, safety concerns

“We had a panel last Friday at Computer History Museum in Silicon Valley, and one thing that impressed me was how careful the panelists are being,” said Chris Schmidt, co-executive producer of NOVA…

‘Look Who’s Driving’ examines machine learning
“Driving is the most complex activity that adults on the planet regularly engage with,” said Raj Rajkumar, a professor at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). “That’s a high bar for technology to overcome.”…

“The fact that so much money is flowing into this technology reflects the optimism of the researchers, who are knocking down problems one by one,” said Schmidt. “While Level 5 autonomy won’t be anytime soon, as Martial Hebert [dean of CMU’s School of Computer Science] notes, it’s a question of when and where it will be deployed.”

Look Who’s Driving airs at 9:00 p.m. tonight on PBS.