Elon Musk sort of made waves insisting vision, e.g. Cameras, must be the way to go to solve full self-driving A.I.
Not Lidar, nor radar. Just Camera vision, with some sort of AI making choices based on what it sees, similar to how a human drives.
George Hotz in this interview believes in an even more minimal model; that most phones already have enough processing power to do everything we need a fully self-driving AI to do. Just hook them up to the sensors already in most vehicles, and it will drive it better than the Wyamos or Ubers of the world spending $$$ millions on self-driving Lidar demos.
Hotz lays down the progress, the scope of the effort, what he would call “the correct” , or holistic way of approaching the problem, and how the industry has changed its approach over time.
In short, he believes that when his approach is proven successful it will have downstream implications for things beyond self-driving. It’ll be a step towards the AGI holy grail; robots doing your cooking and cleaning. As who has time for that?