How computer vision, graphics and IA is about to change the world. A practical demonstration!

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Yes, we have been hearing such promises for a long time. There are obvious advances in technology but they appear a bit scattered in a wide range of areas lacking integration among them. Because of this we use several devices (partly redundant), spend more money and suffer with their "different" interfaces. 

Cars are a good example on how bad things can be. I remember Bill Gates saying decades ago how car industry use to be on the stone age of communication and media technology (CT). There are lots of promises for the future but if we buy a car today, as I done recently, only a few of the main brands sell cars with updated communication technology. In most cases the tech features are a deception, quite basic, non standard and when they exist are offered at ridiculous high prices. Fortunately most of us have smartphones and apps to somehow try to overcome our deception.

The article below shows how this is about to change more by the effort of talented innovators, like George Hotz, engaged in functionality, innovation and creativity than by big corporations with huge means to do it but more focused on market shares and gains. The article is mainly about self-driving cars but as George Hotz says and seems to demonstrate, this is a quite convincing and feasible way to change the nonintegrated, inefficient way things are done today.

"The truth is that work as we know it in its modern form has not been around that long, and I kind of want to use AI to abolish it. I want to take everyone’s jobs. Most people would be happy with that, especially the ones who don’t like their jobs. Let’s free them of mental tedium and push that to machines. In the next 10 years, you’ll see a big segment of the human labor force fall away. In 25 years, AI will be able to do almost everything a human can do. The last people with jobs will be AI programmers." 

This as been claimed by many others before but George Hotz in the irreverent hacker style faces the defy directly and fearlessly as a one-man-band, to create an actual working example: a self-driving car. Judging by the article below, his self-driving car rides on the right track and holds the promise of an exciting adventure with world wide effects:

The First Person to Hack the iPhone Built a Self-Driving Car. In His Garage - George Hotz is taking on Google and Tesla by himself.