When you think of artificial intelligence and cars, the first thing that likely comes to mind is ambitious self-driving vehicle projects of tech giants like Google, Uber, and probably Apple. Most of these companies are leveraging AI to create cars that can understand their environments and navigate roads under different conditions, and hopefully, make driving safer—eventually. Some day. Probably.
What’s received less attention is the use of AI inside cars. Thanks to advances in deep learning, it has become possible to develop technologies that can determine what is happening inside vehicles and make the ride safer and more pleasant—all while creating new privacy and security risks.