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A Bloomberg long read on Starsky Robotics, one of the best-named start-ups around. The company is working in the driverless trucks field, but rather than trying create a completely automated vehicle from scratch, it has “designed an artificial intelligence system for big-rig trucks that makes them mostly self-sufficient on highways and then, when it’s time to exit onto local roads, allows them to be taken over and driven from a remote centre. The plan is to eventually employ dozens of drivers, each of whom will keep an eye on a few trucks at once, sitting before arrays of monitors live-streaming views of windshields and mirrors”. As result, it has hired a squad of truck drivers to help programmers develop its AI software.

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