MONTREAL — The head of Uber’s new self-driving vehicle lab says a viable, on-demand autonomous commercial transportation service remains a long-term goal.“Having self-driving cars at a smaller scale, on a small set of roads, we are fairly close,” Raquel Urtasun said Tuesday after addressing a Deep Learning Summit in Montreal“To see at an Uber scale we are far.”She said much work remains to ensure the technology functions in all possible conditions and locations.Urtasun declined to predict how far away research being conducted in Toronto will generate the required results.She said the biggest challenge is the technology itself.Mapping also remains a very expensive challenge. The cost in the United States alone is estimated at US$2 billion and a cheaper solution is required, she added.“Nobody has a solution to self-driving cars that is reliable and safe enough to work everywhere,” she said in an interview.Automotive manufacturers and tech companies are spending considerable money to develop autonomous vehicles.Yoshua Bengio, an expert in artificial intelligence and head of the Montreal Institute for Learning Algorithms, agrees that it’s going to be many years before vehicles are actually autonomous.“I think people underestimate how much basic science still needs to be done before these cars or such systems will be able to anticipate the kinds of unusual, dangerous situations that can happen on the road,” he said in an interview.Urtasun told artificial intelligence colleagues that she chose to work for Uber because she wanted to work in Toronto, not in Silicon Valley, the epicentre of technology in California.“The Silicon Valley should be in Canada,” she said to loud applause.“(Also), it is transportation for everybody, not just for the rich. I like that idea.”Uber has fleets of test cars outfitted with cameras and sensors on the streets of Pittsburgh, Phoenix, San Francisco and Toronto that have travelled more than one million miles.Urtasun said the goal of her work is to improve transportation safety, increase efficiency, reduce congestion and cut the amount the space used to park vehicles.“The goal is to get to the transportation of the future.”Uber Freight is working on developing autonomous vehicles for trucking, which have different requirements than cars used in cities.Urtasun defended the potential job displacement that would be caused by a commercial driverless Uber fleet, even one that works in concert with a service with drivers.She noted that disruptions in the past weren’t necessarily bad. She pointed to the impact of ATM machines on tellers and tractors compared to horse-drawn carriages.“There will be a disruption but hopefully there will also be a lot of other new jobs that will be created as well.”Bengio was more cautious, noting that the risk of job losses due to artificial intelligence is real, and that politicians should plan accordingly.“I believe that governments should start thinking right now about how to adapt to this in the next decade, how to change our social safety net to deal with that.”

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first_imgIsaías SánchezAl Wakrah (Qatar)Sabadell (CAT) Marc MuniesaAl Arabi (Qatar)Lloret de Mar (CAT) Ernesto AmanteguiSamut Prakan (Thailand)Oviedo (AST) Soccer playerTeam (Country)Birthplace (Community) Which autonomous community contributes more Spanish players to the elite of foreign soccer? In the previous chapter we discovered that Catalonia dominates in America, will it do the same in Asia? In total, 68 professionals born in Spain compete in one of the highest categories of the most populated continent on Earth. Maldives, Japan or India have Spanish soccer players. Also Oceania, where the procession is reduced to seven representatives. Catalonia, again at the forefrontAs it happened with America, Catalonia is, with 12 soccer players, the autonomous community that contributes the most professionals to the elite of Asian soccer. Fernando Recio and Jordi Tarrés play in Hong Kong’s Lee Man, while Ferrán Corominas (FC Goa), Dimas Delgado and Albert Serrán (Bengaluru) and Piti Medina (Jamshedpur) do so in India. Sergi Samper (Vissel Kobe) and Isaac Cuenca (Vegalta Sendai) compete in Japan, and Raúl Rodríguez (Al Arabi) does it in Kuwait. Víctor Vázquez (Umm Salal), Marc Muniesa (Al Arabi) and Isaías Sánchez (Al Wakrah) play in Qatar.Catalan footballers in Asia Seven Spaniards play in OceaniaIf there are 68 in the Asian soccer elite, Oceania only has seven Spanish soccer players competing in the First Division. Diego Castro and Juande Prados (Perth Glory), Markel Susaeta (Melbourne City), Gerrard Garriga (Waitakere) and Ángel Berlanga, Albert Riera and Eñaul Zubikarai (Aucland City).Where were the Spanish footballers playing in Oceania born Cristian CeballosAl Wakrah (Qatar)Santander (CANT) Victor VazquezUmm Salal (Qatar)Barcelona (CAT) Sergi SamperVissel Kobe (Japan)Barcelona (CAT) Piti MedinaJamshedpur (India)Reus (CAT) Edu GarciaATK (India)Zaragoza (ARA) Raúl RodríguezAl Arabi (Kuwait)Barcelona (CAT) Soccer playerTeam (Country)Birthplace (Community) Hugo LopezDhofar (Oman)Gijón (AST) Albert RieraAuckland City (New Zealand)Barcelona (CAT) Markel SusaetaMelbourne City (Australia)Eibar (PV) Juanan GonzalezBengaluru (India)Palma de Mallorca (BAL) Juande PradosPerth Glory (Australia)Alicante (VAL) Jordi TarrésLee Man (Hong Kong)Barcelona (CAT) In second position, with nine representatives, the Community of Madrid and Andalusia are equal.. 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The Andalusian ‘Navy’ is made up of Pedro Conde (Al Ahli Shabab), Bienve Marañón and Manuel Herrera (Ceres Negros), Manu Gavilán (Happy Valley), Tiri Espinosa (Jamshedpur), Carlos Delgado (Odisha), Álex Gálvez (Qatar SC) , Carli de Murga (Chonburi) and Álvaro Silva (Bangkok Glass).Bengaluru & nbsp; (Facebook) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>The canary Nili Perdomo celebrates a goal in IndiaBengaluru (Facebook) Jorge OrtíPegasus (Hong Kong)Zaragoza (ARA) Albert SerránBengaluru (India)Barcelona (CAT) David RochelaPort FC (Thailand)As Pontes (GAL) Dani CancelaKitchee (Hong Kong)A Coruña (GAL) Manuel OnwuOdisha (India)Tudela (NAV) Xisco HernándezOdisha (India)Palma de Mallorca (BAL) Eñaut ZubikaraiAuckland City (New Zealand)Ondarroa (PV) Edu BediaFC Goa (India)Santander (CANT) Fernando RecioLee Man (Hong Kong)Barcelona (CAT) Alberto BotíaAl Wehda (Saudi Arabia)Farmhouses (MU) Sergio CastelJamshedpur (India)Artea (PV) With seven representatives appears Canary Islands, whose standard bearers are Yaki Yen (Qingdao Huanghai), Jonathan Viera (Beijing Guoan), Nili Perdomo (Bengaluru), Aridane Santana (Odisha), Mandi Sosa (ATK), Néstor Gordillo (Hyderabad) and Sergio Suárez (Port FC). 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