Formula E Announces Championship Of AI Driven Cars
The rate at which artificial intelligence is advancing these days is kind of scary if you believe in the whole Terminator Judgement Day scenario. To prove just how advanced the AI of today is, Formula E just announced that it will now host driverless races alongside the regular Formula E ones this season.
The Formula E championship has 10 teams of two drivers each battling it out on city-centre circuits with electric cars instead of normal fuel based ones used in Formula One championship in an effort to promote cleaner and greener racing/driving.
Formula E and Kinetik, a technology company specializing in electric vehicles and trains, will now stage races between 10 teams of two driverless cars on the same circuits as a warm-up show to the main event. This new championship, called ROBORACE, will start in the 2016-2017 season and the cars will be driven by artificial intelligence.
“In the future, all of the world’s vehicles will be assisted by AI and powered by electricity, thus improving the environment and road safety,” said Denis Sverdlov, the founder of Kinetik and the main man behind the ROBORACE initiative.
Development in Robotics and AI have increased quite rapidly recently and many have now started believing that they can co-exist with humans in real life with easy transition to make human life easier and not uproot all the generations of work humans have been doing in all sorts of fields. Yamaha also quite recently unveiled a new motorcycle driven by a robot.