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Regarding the fatal accident involving a Tesla vehicle that was using autopilot.

I am a big proponent of technology in general. But, this is concerning.

If you read the story you'll see that, the code was meant to stop this kind of accident but that the system failed in this case. More specifically, all of the hardware was working, but the software had some"oversights".

I was a little worried about the fact that Tesla released this feature before so many other companies. And I believe they still are the only ones. Does that mean the other companies are that far behind? Or is Tesla being a bit reckless?

Of course this survivor problem is something that can be addressed, but how many other issues are there? Is it acceptable that some people die? Just because someone has been warned (in the fine print) that the system has limitations and that they always needed to be vigilant dies that make this OK?

I am researching part of this problem. We are addressing how autonomous systems can assess their "confidence" and communicate that to human users. This is meant to appropriately calibrate the user's trust in the system.

Not that my research would have directly prevented this accident (it is too late to calibrate trust when you are about to hit a truck). But these kinds of questions need to be addressed.

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I really like Julia as a language. Making the GPU more accessible is definitely a big plus. I am excited to use this package.

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JuliaCon 2016 is coming. I am not available to go this year, but will watch the videos. What is Julia you ask? From the website julialang.org:

"Julia is a high-level, high-performance dynamic programming language for technical computing, with syntax that is familiar to users of other technical computing environments. It provides a sophisticated compiler, distributed parallel execution, numerical accuracy, and an extensive mathematical function library. Julia’s Base library, largely written in Julia itself, also integrates mature, best-of-breed open source C and Fortran libraries for linear algebra, random number generation, signal processing, and string processing. In addition, the Julia developer community is contributing a number of external packages through Julia’s built-in package manager at a rapid pace. IJulia, a collaboration between the Jupyter and Julia communities, provides a powerful browser-based graphical notebook interface to Julia."

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JuliaCon 2016 is coming. I am not available to go this year, but will watch the videos. What is Julia you ask? From the website julialang.org:

"Julia is a high-level, high-performance dynamic programming language for technical computing, with syntax that is familiar to users of other technical computing environments. It provides a sophisticated compiler, distributed parallel execution, numerical accuracy, and an extensive mathematical function library. Julia’s Base library, largely written in Julia itself, also integrates mature, best-of-breed open source C and Fortran libraries for linear algebra, random number generation, signal processing, and string processing. In addition, the Julia developer community is contributing a number of external packages through Julia’s built-in package manager at a rapid pace. IJulia, a collaboration between the Jupyter and Julia communities, provides a powerful browser-based graphical notebook interface to Julia."

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JuliaCon 2016 is coming. I am not available to go this year, but will watch the videos. What is Julia you ask? From the website julialang.org:

"Julia is a high-level, high-performance dynamic programming language for technical computing, with syntax that is familiar to users of other technical computing environments. It provides a sophisticated compiler, distributed parallel execution, numerical accuracy, and an extensive mathematical function library. Julia’s Base library, largely written in Julia itself, also integrates mature, best-of-breed open source C and Fortran libraries for linear algebra, random number generation, signal processing, and string processing. In addition, the Julia developer community is contributing a number of external packages through Julia’s built-in package manager at a rapid pace. IJulia, a collaboration between the Jupyter and Julia communities, provides a powerful browser-based graphical notebook interface to Julia."

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First of all I'm embarrassed to say that I didn't know there were these kinds of videos available. Which are cool as a stand alone technology.

Secondly watching the first stage land like this it is almost like you were there. Take a minute and enjoy the technological feat.

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For those looking for a MyTracks replacement.

I have been trying this app for a few weeks. One time charge and you have total control of the track files.

Also, pretty full featured as far as fitness apps go.

Anyone interested in purchasing a black headset? I got two and don't have as much use for a second one like I expected...

It is in the original unopened box.

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I am interested to see where this goes.

I was very excited when Google acquired these robotics companies, but have since been disappointed from the lack of "results" or even at the least communication about what they are even trying to work on...

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I use Wikipedia so much I decided to donate $3. Think about doing it too, it is a great resource
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