This Boston Startup Is Teaching Self-Driving Cars to Think Like Humans

Backed by a team of neuroscientists and computer vision experts, Perceptive Automata builds software that teaches autonomous vehicles to watch humans as humans do. How does the team do this? By capturing streams of data on frame, which in this case is pedestrians on the street, and formulate real-time responses. What this means is the software will look at pedestrians’ posture and their facial expressions to anticipate what they will do next. Based on these inputs, the software will perceive and judge like a human and prompt an appropriate response in the situation. This, is especially crucial in states like Massachusetts where crosswalk courtesy is a law.