DO NASCAR DRIVERS HAVE COMPETITION?–CONSULTANTS NETWORK SILICON VALLEY –FEBRUARY 14, 2017
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Note to ALL OUR IEEE Foothill members:
Information on this Consultants Meeting of Silicon Valley is being posted on our website due to the nature of the topic. Autonomous automobile driving is in the technical press, the business press, and the general circulation press on a daily basis. It is time for some hard-nosed engineering looks at this topic:
What are the limits on autonomous vehicles? (If none, please be prepared to argue your case)
What are the limits on so-called “artificial intelligence” that will drive autonomous vehicles?
Will autonomous vehicles have a sufficient customer case to make them economically viable?
Will they be able to compete with the traditional American masculine values, which I loosely translate as “Cold Beer and NASCAR”?
IEEE Consultants’ Network of Silicon Valley (IEEE-CNSV) Events
Tuesday, 14 February 2017, 7-9pm
NVIDIA Corp., Marco Polo Room – Bldg. E
Santa Clara, CA
This event requires (free) Eventbrite pre-registration, which shuts off at noon on the day of the event – unless we “sell out” before that.
(CLICK ON THIS TITLE LINK TO GET TO EVENTBRITE REGISTRATION PAGE)
As the first wave of autonomous cars and trucks merge onto our highways and media channels, we find ourselves imagining an efficient future with fewer vehicles, increased quality of life, and millions displaced from jobs as drivers. However, it still looks like building fully autonomous vehicles that safely and effectively navigate the incalculable varieties of terrain – urban and rural – that humans do looks to be a near technical impossibility.
In this talk, Dr. Mark Nitzberg will provide his engineering overview of autonomous driving, and will describe its greatest technical challenges. He will also discuss the companies in this field, and the technologies that they each hope will allow them to crack the code. Mark will conclude with his view of the skill areas that these companies are searching for, and how the audience can join the fray and help overcome the technical challenges of autonomous driving.
Mark Nitzberg is an entrepreneur, scientist and seasoned organizational leader. He has built companies and products in arenas including computer vision, machine learning, financial portfolio optimization, workflow efficiencies, online commerce, development aid data capture and analytics, and film and theatre.
Mark began studying AI as a stowaway at MIT in the “expert systems” wave of the early 1980s. The subject of his 1991 PhD thesis was Computer Vision and Human Perception, under David Mumford at Harvard Univ. Dr. Nitzberg was founding CEO of The Blindsight Corp., maker of assistive technologies for the low-vision and active-aging population. He became Director, Computer Vision Products, after it acquisition by A9/Amazon.
About NVIDIA Corp.
Our meeting venue is kindly provided by NVIDIA Corp., a company that has pioneered visual computing – the art and science of computer graphics – for over two decades. With its invention of the GPU – the engine of modern visual computing – the field has expanded to encompass video games, movie production, product design, medical diagnosis and scientific research. Today, visual computing is becoming increasingly central to how people interact with technology.
We meet in the Marco Polo Conference Room in Bldg. E at 2800 Scott Blvd., Santa Clara. Please use the east lobby entrance where there is plenty of free parking. Pre-registration using Eventbrite is required, and you must bring a photo ID when checking in for the event.