The next big thing from Stanford: Robotic Cars?

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Mike Montemerlo is one smart dude. He works on Stanford University’s DARPA challenge team which is building a robotic car that’ll be able to negotiate a course without humans being involved.

Anyway, we have a 30 minute conversation about the future of automobiles.

We talk about the algorithms he’s designing (he’s the lead software guy on the project). What the challenge is this year (last year the team won $2 million). What real-world-things this car could affect.

I think you’ll find this conversation fascinating.

The interview was done in Stanford University’s Computer Science department. The Bill Gates building. Can you imagine the guys who started Google meeting around this conference table and working out their plans?


Blog of the Future

Matt Mullenweg, founder, Automattic (WordPress and Akismet makers)

Yesterday I had lunch/dinner with Matt Mullenweg, founder of Automattic. They are the fine folks who bring you WordPress (the blog service I use) and Akismet (the comment spam blocker I use).

That’s him holding his iPhone yesterday.

Anyway, we got talking about the “Blog of the Future” and I thought I’d just give him some ideas on video and get you involved. Did you know you can record/upload your own video to my Kyte channel? Just click “produce on this channel.”

Anyway, here’s my ideas on “blog of the future.” (that link takes you directly to my video, the widget below shows you my entire channel).

What do you think should be in the blog of the future?

Oh, and remember, my channel is open for YOU to post your own video so tell Matt Mullenweg what YOU want on YOUR blog of the future! (Francine Hardaway did just that yesterday).

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