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October Events: "Look Who's Driving" Screenings & Panel Discussions

This month, NOVA is hosting three events that will dive into how autonomous vehicles work, how they may change the way we live, and whether we will ever be able to entrust them with our lives.

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Self-driving cars are being tested on public roads around the world every day and have already sparked debate due to concerns about their safety, cost, and impact on America's infrastructure. This month, NOVA is hosting three events that will dive into how autonomous vehicles work, how they may change the way we live, and whether we will ever be able to entrust them with our lives. If you can't join an event in person, make sure to tune in to the live streams on Facebook.

Look Who's Driving airs on Wednesday, October 23 at 9/8c p.m. on PBS.

Lunch Hour Live: NOVA Investigates Self-Driving Cars

Thursday, October 17, 2019 | 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Location:
WGBH Studio at the Boston Public Library
700 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116

Science Correspondent for PBS NewsHour, Miles O'Brien, sits down with Dr. Bobbie Seppelt from MIT and Dr. Sam Anthony from Perceptive Automata to discuss NOVA's new documentary, "Look Who's Driving," exploring how self-driving cars work, how close we are to the large-scale development of them and if we'll ever be able to trust AI with our lives. Watch the conversation live on the WGBH Facebook page.

Look Who's Driving Film Screening & Panel Discussion

Friday, October 18, 2019 | 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. | RSVP Here

Location:
Computer History Museum
1401 N. Shoreline Blvd
MountainView, CA 94043

How can we train artificial intelligence to be better than humans at making life-and-death decisions? How do self-driving cars work? How close are we to large-scale deployment of them? Join us for a special screening of this fascinating documentary followed by our panel of pioneering company leaders and academic experts who will tackle not just these technical issues, but some of the potential economic and social implications. This panel discussion will be streamed live on the Computer History Museum Facebook page. To reserve your ticket, visit this link.

Wireless Connectivity: The 6th Sense of Self-Driving Vehicles

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 | 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. | RSVP Here

Location:
WGBH Studio at the Boston Public Library
700 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116

Can wireless connectivity make self-driving cars safer? At this month's NOVA Science Café, find out how Worcester Polytechnic Institute professor Dr. Alex Wyglinski is using wireless connectivity to facilitate vehicle-to-vehicle communication and create a comprehensive situational awareness of the road environment for self-driving vehicles. Watch the conversation live on the WGBH Forum Network Facebook page. To reserve your seat, visit this link.

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