On September 12, 2013, I had dinner with my friends and former Bell Labs colleagues Larry Jackel and Urs Muller and his collaborator Liila Torabi.
Larry insisted that we continue the long tradition of making a bet about future technology.
In past years, Larry made various bets with me and Vladimir Vapnik (e.g. this famous one from 1995 in which Vladimir said that "by 2000 no one in their right mind would be using neural nets": https://plus.google.com/104362980539466846301/posts/CR18UPiemYB
So we made the following bet:
Yann bets (a fancy dinner) that by 9/12/2023, smartphones will be able to drive cars on any street safely. Larry says "no".
Signed by Larry D. Jackel and Yann LeCun. witnessed by Liila Torabi.