New AI method makes self-driving vehicles better drivers

New AI method makes self-driving vehicles better drivers

In traffic, humans are used to constantly anticipating what will happen next. This reasoning ability is something that today’s self-driving vehicles and AI systems in general are lacking. In a recent study, together with colleagues in Germany and India, Mehul Bhatt has shown that combining modern neural learning with common-sense reasoning can overcome some of the pitfalls ailing self-driving vehicles today. The study was published in the Artificial Intelligence journal (AIJ).

“The developed AI method results in  vehicles learning to understand the world much like humans. With understanding also comes the ability to explain decisions,” says Mehul Bhatt.

As a result, self-driving vehicles can recognize that a cyclist hidden behind a car for a few seconds still exists until it reappears. The approach enables self-driving vehicles to demonstrate a wide range of similar -like common-sense capabilities. Such capabilities have not been achievable in self-driving vehicles or other AI technologies that are based on machine learning alone.

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