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An AI-First Approach to Revolutionize Self-Driving at Scale

The next Campus Lecture, organized by EPFL Alumni, will host Raquel Urtasun, Professor in the Department of Computer Science, University of Toronto and Founder & CEO, Waabi. Her lecture will be entitled “An AI-First Approach to Revolutionize Self-Driving at Scale”.

Since the DARPA Grand Challenge in 2004, the self-driving industry has made meaningful progress, but struggled to achieve commercial deployment. Building on the lessons of the last two decades, Raquel Urtasun is pioneering a radical AI-first approach to self-driving, starting with the trucking industry. In this presentation, Raquel unpacks the innovative AI-first approach needed to “drive” safely in the real world and bring the promise of self-driving closer to commercialization than ever before.

Raquel Urtasun, who completed her PhD in Computer Science at EPFL in 2006, is one of the most prominent figures in the self-driving vehicle industry. After leading Uber’s self-driving car division, in 2021 she founded her own company Waabi, an AI company building the next generation of self-driving technology. Raquel is also a Full Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Toronto, co-founder of the Vector Institute for AI, and the recipient of several high profile awards including three Google Faculty Research Awards and an Amazon Faculty Research Award.

This event is free, registration required here:

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From: 30 Sep, 2022
To: 30 Sep, 2022
Organizer: EPFL Alumni
Speaker: Raquel Urtasun
Languages: EN




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