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Contributor: Zsolt Bodnar
Zsolt Bodnár is a journalist writing for Qubit.hu, a Hungarian website covering science, technology and business. Previously, he worked at HVG Online, one of the largest Hungarian news sites, and he has a degree in communication and media.
Computer vision, including algorithms that process images, still need improvement. They still have a hard time picking up small objects, like animals, as well as distinguishing shadows and dark spaces, like a pothole.
Research on autonomous cars has received a boost from the European Parliament, but the technology still raises many questions. Can it be safe and ethical? Will it totally eliminate the need for human drivers? And, of course: when will this happen?