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Alistair Alexander


Sessions

12-29
17:00
60min
Big tech’s 100bn € delusion with self-driving cars
Alistair Alexander, Auris-E. Lipinski

Estimates suggest that well over 100 bn € is spent on autonomous vehicle research, or what we might call the “Technology Mobility Complex”. Over recent years dozens of high-profile autonomous vehicle projects claim they are tantalisingly close to launch, only for those projected dates to be quietly pushed back. This talk will critically examine the inflated claims of the self-driving car industry and argue that the hyped economic and social benefits are based on unproven and dubious assumptions; furthermore, that the intractable paradoxes self driving cars present between ethical goals and technological goals; centralised and decentralised systems; as well as data availability and privacy make the challenges of realising fully autonomous mobility all but unsurmountable for decades to come.

xHain Berlin
hacc München / about:future
12-29
17:00
60min
Big tech’s 100bn € delusion with self-driving cars
Alistair Alexander, Auris-E. Lipinski

Estimates suggest that well over 100 bn € is spent on autonomous vehicle research, or what we might call the “Technology Mobility Complex”. Over recent years dozens of high-profile autonomous vehicle projects claim they are tantalisingly close to launch, only for those projected dates to be quietly pushed back. This talk will critically examine the inflated claims of the self-driving car industry and argue that the hyped economic and social benefits are based on unproven and dubious assumptions; furthermore, that the intractable paradoxes self driving cars present between ethical goals and technological goals; centralised and decentralised systems; as well as data availability and privacy make the challenges of realising fully autonomous mobility all but unsurmountable for decades to come.

Muc hacc about:future
xHain Berlin