Most researchers developing artificial intelligences are working towards a goal of making robots that can one day adapt to any situation. But researchers at MIT have instead created an AI that can learn to drift an RC car, which means that one day the terminators will drive even better than Ken Block can.
There is a new trailer for SPECTRE, the upcoming Bond film, and it seems the quartermaster has been very busy arranging all sorts of vehicles for scenes from Mexico to Morocco, including planes, trains, and (mostly British) automobiles. Here is a handy breakdown with plenty of pretty pictures.
I must say I really enjoyed watching Gymkhana 7. Twice. It's nicely shot and very entertaining, with LA providing the perfect background. Larry Chen went behind the scenes to show us how it was done.
When I started watching the latest Ken Blocks' Gymkhana—filmed from every angle with a billion GoPro cameras—I was thinking "oh, this is neat." By the middle of it I was "oh, wait, what? WHAT?" And at the end I was "what the hell did I just watch?"