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Self-Driving Cars: The Good, the Bad & the Ugly

April 30 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Prof Mary (Missy) Cummings (Director of the Mason Autonomy and Robotics Center (MARC) at George Mason University, USA) will present “Self-Driving Cars: The Good, the Bad & the Ugly” at 1pm EDT /  6pm UTC+1 on 30 April ’24. Click here to convert to your local time

IEEE UK and Ireland SSIT Chapter and SSIT IST-Africa SIGHT are organising this SSIT Lecture as a Joint Webinar in cooperation with a number of IEEE OUs including: New Jersey Coast Section SIGHT; New Jersey Coast IM/Computer Joint Chapter;  IEEE Region 1; IEEE Region 2;  Vancouver Section Jt. Chapter,TEM14/PC26/E25/SIT30; North Jersey Section SSIT Chapter; Susquehanna Section Computer Chapter; Southeast Michigan Section  Vehicular Technology Chapter; Phoenix Section Computer Chapter;  UK and Ireland Computational Intelligence Chapter; UK and Ireland Computer Society Chapter, UK and Ireland Vehicular Technology Chapter and UK and Ireland Oceanic Engineering Chapter.

Registration https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/406173

IEEE and SSIT Members as well as non-IEEE Members are invited to Register and participate.
IEEE Members should include their IEEE Membership Number when registering.

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Registered participants will be provided with the link prior to the event.

Guest Lecture Focus
Self-driving cars have been a dream from almost the time the automobile was invented. With the rise of artificial intelligence (AI), this dream has seemingly become reality with driverless commercial operations already taking place in a handful of cities around the world. However, the recent tragic accident involving a pedestrian and a Cruise self-driving car, as well as a number of high-profile Tesla crashes, raise the possibility that such
systems may not actually be as capable as envisioned, and questions have arisen about their safety both nationally and internationally. Given these concerns, it is important to step back and analyze both the actual safety records of these vehicles and just why AI is struggling to operate safely under all conditions in autonomous vehicles.

This lecture will highlight the strengths and weaknesses of AI in self-driving cars, as well as in all safety-critical applications, and lay out a roadmap for safe integration of these technologies on public roadways.


UK and Ireland SSIT Chapter
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