Udacity will be at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt, Germany, this week! I'll be flying over on Wednesday as part of Lufthansa's FlyingLab which is a little bit like South by Southwest in the sky. My main event in Frankfurt will be at the me Convention, which is a conference put on by Mercedes-Benz in conjunction with SXSW. On Friday afternoon I'll be speaking on a panel entitled, "Teaching Machines to Drive Like Humans", with Sarah Marie Thornton from Stanford, and Danny Shapiro from NVIDIA. Late Friday afternoon, Udacity will be at the Speaker's Corner at the IAA New Mobility World.
The 51-year-old artificial intelligence and robotics scientist is responsible for co-developing Google Street View, pioneering self-driving cars, founding Google X – the internet giant's secretive research lab – and revolutionising education by kickstarting massive open online courses (Moocs). His most recent project is developing flying cars. You launched your flying car company, Kitty Hawk, in 2015 backed by Google co-founder Larry Page and you have two projects in development – a personal aircraft called Flyer and an autonomous air taxi called Cora. Why do we need flying cars? The ground is getting more and more congested – we are all stuck in traffic all the time.
On the day I met Sebastian Thrun in Palo Alto, the State of California legalized self-driving cars. Gov. Jerry Brown arrived at the Google campus in one of the company's computer-controlled Priuses to sign the bill into law. "California is a big deal," said Thrun, the founder of Google's autonomous-car program, "because it tends to be hard to legislate here." He said it with typical understatement. An idea that was in its technological infancy a decade ago, when Thrun and his colleagues were racing to develop a vehicle that could drive itself more than a few miles on a desert test course, was now being officially sanctioned by the country's most populous state.
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) Online has announced another slew of tech-related university courses, accelerating its plan to tackle the impending skills shortage Australia is expected to face. The new courses come courtesy of a partnership with Silicon Valley-based global education startup Udacity, which works with the likes of Google, Facebook, Mercedes-Benz, and Nvidia to close talent gaps. This is the first time it has partnered with a university, however. According to RMIT Online, the courses will address skills shortages in emerging tech, robotics, engineering, and artificial intelligence fields through short courses that bring a "Silicon Valley mindset to Australia's workforce". RMIT Online CEO Helen Souness said Australia is facing a growing skills shortage across many design and technology fields and believes universities must lead the way.
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