AMIDST THE ROBOCAR hype, it’s easy to forget that for all their powers, computers are still lousy drivers compared to humans.
This week, Eric Adams introduced us to the people working to interpret hominid behavior for driving robots. Turns out perception is a remarkable, variegated thing, and cars need to learn how to do all the cool stuff we the fleshy can before performing seamlessly on the road. The same goes for companies. Google parent company Alphabet announced this week it will construct a techified neighborhood in Toronto. But can data build a functioning human place, one that actually feels like home?