In the first break iPhone hacker George Hotz fame recently founded a technology company autopilot Comma.ai, and on its website an open time of up to 7.25 hours of highway driving data is automatically set.
After August 2007, spent more than 500 hours in the iPhone decoding system, Hotz announced he had already cracked the iPhone, it is no longer limited to AT & amp; T network but support other GSM networks. Eventually he cracked with this phone in exchange for a Nissan-350Z sports car and three did not crack the iPhone.
With respect to Google and Tesla millions of miles of driving data automatically in real-world terms, Comma.ai about 7 hours of data seems to be not so much, but it can still be disclosed so far used the most automatic highway driving data.
Most American roads are highways, so the development of these open source data for self-driving cars very useful. These data can also be unmanned systems developers to more efficiently develop, because it contains the result of years of effort of countless engineers. But Hotz did not think such an important source of data will lead to its competitors, the company was exceeded, he thinks his company can be faster and more effective use of these data.
& Ldquo; When I started this project, I did not want to unmanned, I just want to play a game machine learning, & rdquo; Hotz said in an interview. & Ldquo; but I did not find any good open source data can be used. & Rdquo; artificial intelligence, machine learning is a discipline that requires a lot of data to improve training machine algorithm.
Comma.ai not they are currently using open-source data, the data is released from the test about six months ago. & Ldquo; I hope in the not to harm the interests of the Company to achieve as open as possible, we will also ensure that more areas remain open. & Rdquo; Hotz onTechCrunch Say.
Hotz said the reason Comma.ai source of these data is obtained under amateur developers to make in such a large scale test without time-consuming and so the case can be used in unmanned machine learning data, which can be used in use unmanned systems DeepDrive on Neural networks.
Since 2007, Hotz has been a programming enthusiasts he had an internship at Google five months in Space X worked for four months, Facebook has worked 8 months. He found that these companies are boring: in Google, engineers are often excellent repair and web browser bug; on Facebook, clever programmers are thinking about how to let users click on ads.
By 2012, Hotz began these tired and began to study artificial intelligence. He participated in the doctoral program at Carnegie Mellon University, and in their spare time, he studied each one of the main thesis of artificial intelligence, and his attempt.
The second half of 2015, Hotz started his own garage Honda Acura cars transformed into a self-driving cars, and the autopilot system named Comma.ai, and in December the same year set up an independent project for the Comma.ai The company started the business.