Perception Models for Self-Driving Cars with Jianxiong Xiao

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We are back with our second show this week, episode 2 of our Autonomous Vehicles Series. This time around we are joined by Jianxiong Xiao of AutoX, a company building computer vision centric solutions for autonomous vehicles. Jianxiong, a PhD graduate of MIT’s CSAIL Lab, joins me to discuss the different layers of the autonomous vehicle stack and the models for machine perception currently used in self-driving cars.

If you’re new to the autonomous vehicles space I’m confident you’ll learn a ton, and even if you know the space in general, you’ll get a glimpse into why Jianxiong thinks AutoX’s direct perception approach is superior to end-to-end processing or mediated perception.

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Events Update

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