Sebastian Thrun on flying cars and solving today’s problems

Sebastian Thrun on flying cars and solving today’s problems

Can Bengaluru’s traffic jams be solved with flying cars? For Sebastian Thrun, the Google X founder and among the world’s top AI and robotics scientists, flying cars are no more science fiction.

Thrun, the cofounder of online education startup, Udacity, believes that learning new things is the only way to survive.

“You can only learn something new if you’re bad at something,” he tells me.

We recorded this episode of Outliers podcast in February this year when Thrun was visiting Bengaluru.

Listen in to make sense of disruptions that aren’t just going to shape our future, but are perhaps ready to make an impact in our present too.

Recommended reading: Sebastian Thrun: ‘The costs of the air taxi system could be less than an Uber’


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