Dispatch from We Robot 2103

I’m at We Robot 2013, which is being held at Stanford and has a strong business focus. One of the many interesting moments this morning was watching Josh Blackman play this video…

… and then explain how misleading it is. Apparently, this sort of service is only possible after a team of Google engineers have driven the route several times and made adjustments. So it’s not like the car can just show up outside your house and take you everywhere you want to go.

So far, the big topics are IP and tort. I guess that’s the sign of a technology going to market.

PS. Here’s a sneak peak of the cool logo for We Robot 2014, which will be held at the University of Miami on April 4 & 5, 2014.

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