I see lots of hype about eVTOLs being on the verge of being big, but I can’t find any videos of prototypes doing what the hype says will be common place by 2025. Here is a story from November 1st, 2022, about a $352M series E financing for air taxi company Volocoptor. More about Volocoptor below. … Continue reading Where are the crewed eVTOL videos?
Just last week Rich Sutton published a very short blog post titled The Bitter Lesson. I’m going to try to keep this review shorter than his post. Sutton is well known for his long and sustained contributions to reinforcement learning. In his post he argues, using many good examples, that over the 70 year history … Continue reading A Better Lesson
A story on how far away self-driving cars are just came out in The Verge. It is more pessimistic than most on when we will see truly self-driving cars on our existing roads. For those of you who have read my blog posts on the unexpected consequences and the edge cases for self-driving cars or my technology adoption predictions, you will … Continue reading Bothersome Bystanders and Self Driving Cars