Last month the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, in partnership with the Bay Area Science Festival, held a panel about our coming robot overlords, euphemistically called “The Challenge and Promise of Artificial Intelligence.”
In this clip, Norvig gives a status report on Google’s famous driverless car project. “They’re about at the level of human drivers,” he says, “which is not that high a barrier.”
Also, after that bit, the question is posed as to what work of sci-fi will end up most closely depicting future reality in respect to artificial intelligence. Norvig names Rainbows End, by Vernor Vinge.
Watch the entire discussion below…