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Google's Self-Driving Car

Postby Graham » 12 Jul 2014, 21:00

Here's the new video, everyone!

Google's Self-Driving Car
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Re: NEW VIDEO - Google's Self-Driving Car

Postby Dominic Appleguard » 12 Jul 2014, 21:19

Glad to know that the first generation of AIs will have such familiar issues to the current generation of humans.
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Re: NEW VIDEO - Google's Self-Driving Car

Postby ElFuzzy » 12 Jul 2014, 21:20

Who did the voice? I loved the effect you used for it.
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Re: NEW VIDEO - Google's Self-Driving Car

Postby ritchards » 12 Jul 2014, 21:36

That was clearly Cam's voice as the... voice.
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Re: NEW VIDEO - Google's Self-Driving Car

Postby Omega Lairon » 12 Jul 2014, 22:19

I would probably still get one anyway... not to use for myself of course, but the next time anyone annoying needs to borrow my car for a bit.

But why would Google install an iPad in their car? Unless it's like an aftermarket conversion thing which runs on android and iOS.
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Postby Lord Chrusher » 12 Jul 2014, 23:48

I have to admit this video felt kind of meh to me.
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Postby AdmiralMemo » 13 Jul 2014, 00:02

Not LOL funny, but I give it a 6 at least. :)
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Postby Lurkon » 13 Jul 2014, 02:34

I got to the credits thinking that would be a LOOOONG trip. Then the stinger happened. Apparently I underestimated it.
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Re: NEW VIDEO - Google's Self-Driving Car

Postby Sachiel » 13 Jul 2014, 04:57

I'm pretty sure Cam missed his calling as a Decepticon.
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Postby kade_zero » 13 Jul 2014, 06:09

I can not wait to get one of these cars. :)
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Postby thatlaurachick » 13 Jul 2014, 11:15

ElFuzzy wrote:Who did the voice? I loved the effect you used for it.


I think the cadence sounded like James, but it could have been Cam.

And I really want Graham to answer this question so I can adjust my creepy-stalker-fan level.
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Postby Lord Hosk » 13 Jul 2014, 11:26

The concept of the video seemed right on for me. Loved the set up.

The over all video seemed to miss a little though but I cant say way specifically.
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Re: NEW VIDEO - Google's Self-Driving Car

Postby mariomario42 » 13 Jul 2014, 14:36

"In a world where computers are as smart as people... well, actually that's very concerning."

I definitely enjoyed this one :)
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Postby HG Pelts » 14 Jul 2014, 06:11

thatlaurachick wrote:
ElFuzzy wrote:Who did the voice? I loved the effect you used for it.


I think the cadence sounded like James, but it could have been Cam.

And I really want Graham to answer this question so I can adjust my creepy-stalker-fan level.


James tends to speak in clumps a bit more-- kinda saying a few words at a time. Cam speaks a little bit more evenly. That and the way the words were pronounced makes it sound like Cam to me.

Not to mention James' voice is a bit higher so it'd be more difficult to get it into that Decepticon tone, whereas Cam's voice plus talking-in-a-can-effect pretty much gets there.

And with that, I think I've officially spent an unhealthy amount of time watching these people.
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Postby Yaxley » 14 Jul 2014, 07:56

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Ah, not too often I get to make a decent Zager and Evans reference.

Also throwing in that the car voice was pretty clearly Cam to my ears.
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Postby Graham » 14 Jul 2014, 10:28

It was Cam.
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Postby AdmiralMemo » 14 Jul 2014, 10:31

Graham wrote:It was Cam.
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Also, I shared the video on Google Plus, just to be a smart aleck. :D
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Postby Gamercow » 14 Jul 2014, 11:54

Does no one else actually read the credits? Cam's right there in blue and white.
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Postby AdmiralMemo » 14 Jul 2014, 12:02

Gamercow wrote:Does no one else actually read the credits? Cam's right there in blue and white.
But he was also the pedestrian who was killed, so before confirmation, the argument could be made that he was just there for that.
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Postby Snowman » 15 Jul 2014, 01:16

Glad to see the resistance had not been crushed by Google (at least yet)
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Postby empath » 16 Jul 2014, 02:59

Yeah, I was gonna comment on how we'd apparently have to wait a half-millennium for The Revolution to ignite...but then, what'd been happening in the intervening time-frame? All we know for sure is that the transportation infrastructure remains intact enough to permit a passenger car to travel from "Victoria, B.C." to Mountain View, California....in the same timeframe (now I'm imagining an 'Incredible Journey' segment where the Google Drive(r) manages to cross a river where the bridge has collapsed) and that some people survive and have firearms...


Okay, no literal LOLs this time, but you made me smile through out. :)
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Postby ch3m1kal » 16 Jul 2014, 03:07

I was honestly slightly disappointed that the end shot was not 2 bleached skeletons in the back seat. :)

Also you guys apparently did car shots the hard way, so props for that!
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Re: Google's Self-Driving Car

Postby Jimor » 17 Jul 2014, 21:36

Was Kathleen the invisible driver again?
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Re: Google's Self-Driving Car

Postby Jamfalcon » 17 Jul 2014, 21:45

Blog Post wrote:Spoiler, in real life I (Kathleen) was the self driving car, sitting at an uncomfortable angle.

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Postby King Kool » 19 Jul 2014, 09:34

This is listed as July 13 on the main website, but Monday was the 14th. I'm going to put it under July 14 on the On This Day category.
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