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Delivering the Benefits of Self-Driving Technology Safely, Quickly, and Broadly

Thursday, October 25, 2018
12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Chris Urmson
Co-Founder and CEO, Aurora

Data analytics, automation, artificial intelligence, and machine learning are impacting the global transportation system at full tilt. Mobility is being transformed. Transportation in the Age of Artificial Intelligence and Predictive Analytics will explore the age of artificial intelligence and predictive analytics in the context of the global transportation system.

Chris Urmson, Co-Founder and CEO at Aurora, presented his talk, "Delivering the Benefits of Self-Driving Technology Safely, Quickly, and Broadly," as part of the Transportation in the Age of Artificial Intelligence and Predictive Analytics speaker series on October 25, 2018, at 12 p.m. ET.

About the Speaker

Chris Urmson, Co-Founder and CEO at AuroraChris Urmson is the co-founder and CEO of Aurora, where he leads a company dedicated to realizing the benefits of self-driving technology safely, quickly, and broadly. Urmson has helped advance the state of the art of self-driving vehicles over the last 15 years. As the former leader and CTO of Google’s self-driving car program (now Waymo), Urmson helped to build the team and technology that is generally credited as instigating the self-driving industry.

Prior to this, Urmson was a faculty member of the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. During his time at Carnegie Mellon, Urmson worked with house-size trucks, drove robots around deserts, and was the technical director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Urban and Grand Challenge teams. He earned his PhD in Robotics from Carnegie Mellon University and his BSc in computer engineering from the University of Manitoba in 1998. 

Urmson's vision is to design hardware and software that will power the next revolution of transportation.

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