Popular Science: If cars are to become self-driving, machines must learn from the human brain.
Time and space are fundamental to the existence of the universe, and human intelligence is our tool for navigating time and space in an appropriate manner. Our ability to see the future is critical.
In which direction does the tree fall?
Through evolution, the human brain has evolved into a tool that perceives not only time, place, and things, but our neural network also predicts what will happen in the near future. What kind of path will the stone that you throw take? In which direction does the tree fall? How can you avoid being bitten by a worm in front of you? Where is the kid walking along the road about to move?
In some forms of artificial intelligence (AI) we face similar questions. If we could develop algorithms that handle space and time and predict the near future in a good way, society would change dramatically. Algorithms used in self-driving cars are one example – just think how self-driving cars will change society!