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Machine Learning Tech Levels Playing Field in Autonomous Competition

Neural networks driving autonomous vehicles—a giant leap for self-driving cars and a big question for regulators. Machine learning technology at Aurora Innovation is being taught how to mimic decisions made by human drivers, allowing the year-old startup to rapidly build and improve autonomous vehicles. The tech is also allowing the fledgling company to compete with the biggest players from the automotive and technology industries, nabbing partnerships with Volkswagen Group and Hyundai. The computer algorithm powering this technology is called a deep neural network, and it can operate in ways that human designers may not anticipate or even understand. Read this and fondly remember the days when dialing up your internet seemed like a brazen step into tech-driven life.

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