Sebastian Thrun AMA on reddit [link]

by Dr_Manhattan 1 min read14th Jun 20127 comments

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http://udacity.blogspot.com/2012/06/sebastian-thrun-udacity-ceo-will.html

While Sebastian is not an AGI researcher his reputation in the broad AI community is high due to him largely making self-driving cars happen (and those are autonomous AI systems, even if narrow). I think his opinion of AGI might worth asking (he has a high position in Google's X-labs)

He is also interesting from due to a number of innovations he partook in that are likely to be pretty historical

  • Self-driving cars
  • Formation of Udacity is likely to be remembered as the "event that changed college-level online education"
  • I don't know how much he is responsible for this directly, but Google X is making headway with pretty futuristic HUD devices that are likely to significantly increase human-computer integration
Link to thread: 
http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/v59z3/iam_sebastian_thrun_stanford_professor_google_x/