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Driverless Cars, AI, Robots: Why CIOs Should Care
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5/24/2015 | 6:29:16 PM
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@Angelfuego, @Jastroff--All seriousness aside, what I really want to do is get a driverless car, put my dog in the driver's seat & take off down the highway, then shoot video of the reactions of other drivers.

Is that wrong?

:)
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5/22/2015 | 2:23:28 PM
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@shamika--absolutely not! the key is to balance out the needs of the day-to-day operation of the organization, the planning for realistic needs, and then the forward-thinking futuristic view of where your organization will be in 5,10,15 years. It's the rare person who can be good at all three of these things.
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5/22/2015 | 2:21:55 PM
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@shamika--good point. At the moment the cars drive rather slowly. One speaker at MIT described riding in the driverless car as being about exciting as riding the monorail between terminals in an airport. We have a long way to go.
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5/21/2015 | 6:50:03 PM
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@SachinEE: This is definitely one of those questions that depends entirely on what industry sector a company operates in. Though I do think that CIOs working for companies that were not considered to be "tech" companies, such as insurance, or banking, or retail, may have in years past been able to get away with not being ahead of the curve on new technologies. That has shifted in recent years, and no industry is safe from digital disruption. The general consensus from CIOs I spoke with during the MIT event was that digltal disruptiion is a very real concern across all industry sectors and they're feeling a tremendous pressure to stay ahead of the pack. As one IT leader there told me: "If we don't figure out how to use technology to improve our business, some upstart is going to come along and eat our lunch."

The disruption that Uber and Lyft have cuased the traditional taxi industry, and Airbnb has caused the hotel industry, has made everyone realize that there is no corporate sector that is immune to digital disruption at one point or another.
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5/21/2015 | 6:43:34 PM
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@jastroff: your question about insurance is a good one, and it did come up in the discussions at the MIT event. Apparently insurance and government regulations are considered to be two of the impediments facing driverless cars. That is an issue that is still to be worked out. The car has reportedly been driven a total of 1.7 million miles during the past six years, and for nearly a million of those miles the car was in self-driving mode, according to an article in Fortune. Yet, they've had only 11 accidents, all of which were found to be the fault of other drivers: http://fortune.com/2015/05/13/google-humans-to-blame-for-accidents-involving-self-driving-cars/

What i have not seen reported on is how those accidents, none of which were major or caused any serious injuries, were handled by the insurance companies of the drivers involved.
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5/21/2015 | 6:28:31 PM
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@Shamika--Your view was pretty well the POV of many of the speakers at the MIT event, that it's now the CIO's imperative to stay ahead of any technology learning curves, since every company today is effectively a digitla business.
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5/21/2015 | 6:26:05 PM
Re: Professor Poggio
@Ben: Touche!

:)

Their statement says: "Mobileye N.V., the global leader in the design and development of camera-based Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, today announced that an article published in InformationWeek on May 20, 2015 quoted an industry expert and current director as stating that the company is commencing work with Apple on an autonomous driving project.  The company is not currently at work with Apple."

Notice anything missing there?

Curiouser and curiouser...


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