Our fascination with AI-enhanced cars is nothing new. If you’re of the pre-Millennial age, you may remember KITT from Knight Rider, an advanced microprocessor that was built to learn, think and interact with humans. Fast-forward to Minority Report, Total Recall, The Fifth Element ... and, of course, let’s not forget the Batmobile. Elon Musk, founder of Tesla, even cites Star Trek as one of his earliest influences. As fiction starts to blend with reality, Google calls this the “Age of Assistance,” about which co-founder Larry Page once said, "the ultimate version of Google … would understand exactly what you wanted, and give you the right thing.”
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