How Do Self-Driving Cars Actually Work?


Ophir Samson

Tuesday, April 29th, 8-9pm PT / 11pm-12am ET
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How Do Self-Driving Cars Actually Work?
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Self-driving cars are in the news and on the roads, but how do they actually work? Industry veteran Ophir Samson will give us the scoop. Event Description: You've probably heard a lot about self-driving cars, and you may have even seen some zooming around. But how do they actually work? Join us for a look into the fascinating technology behind autonomous vehicles and for a discussion about how they'll change our day-to-day lives once they're deployed at scale. Event Location: This event will take place online via Zoom, a free video-conferencing tool. New to Zoom? After you buy your ticket, you'll receive an email with step-by-step instructions on how to use it, and you'll be a pro in no time! Ophir's Bio: Ophir Samson is head of Automotive Partnerships and Business Development for Aurora, a leading self-driving vehicle company, and previously managed business development for Uber's self-driving car program and Uber's Advanced Technologies Group. He believes safe, accessible, and environmentally-friendly transportation should be a fundamental human right, and is passionate about using autonomous vehicles to realize that. Ophir holds a Ph.D, Msc and Bsc in Applied Mathematics from MIT and Imperial College London, and an MBA from Stanford's Graduate School of Business. In his spare time, Ophir is a professional magician and chef-in-training. About Speakeasy: Speakeasy offers intimate events with compelling speakers and performers online via Zoom. Learn more about Speakeasy, and check out a list of all of our events.

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