Using a simple example, Adam Coates explains the extent to which artificial intelligence has already become a fixed part of our daily lives: “In 2017, around 100 million people around the world got internet access for the first time; almost all of them via a mobile device. In doing so, they had already interacted with AI as part of their first online experience.” Coates is director of the Silicon Valley AI Lab established by the Chinese Internet firm Baidu.
The fact that artificial intelligence is by no means a distant vision when it comes to autonomous driving is demonstrated by the team around Oliver Briemle, project manager for ZF ProAI. The team devised a plan early on to take a production vehicle with artificial intelligence to level 3). Since August 2017, a concept car equipped with the ZF ProAI supercomputer has been conducting initial autonomous driving tests. In this context, the computer processes camera, radar, and lidar information to control the compact vehicle, which remains virtually unchanged on the outside. The vehicle is scheduled to hit public roads in early 2018.