Renault ZOE writes On the Road fanfic, becomes first AI hipster


An all-electric Renault ZOE is writing devotee fiction based on Jack Kerouacs novel On the Road to demonstrate how far modern EVs can wander on a charge. Its also a observance of the novels sixtieth anniversary in 2017. Likewise, probably, this willimpress ZOEs recent suppres, who loves Beat literature.

The car operations live driving data and neural networks to render devotee fiction authorized by the Kerouac estate in the form of the famous novel. The AI takes information from internal and external sensors as the car drives through Stockholm and shifts it into contextual storylines, according to the press release. These legends are unique to each operator, is dependent on what inputs occur during the drives.

The first step was to analyze the book exercising theWatson API. The analysis looked for communication application, emotions and social cues in the text. This is the basis for ZOEs in the form of fanfic.

The ZOE has a Raspberry Pi on board with a data collecting scanner, 4G modem and GPS, plus the usual display of sensors in a modern vehicle. A cluster of data is collected from the sensors and the scanner, including hasten, acceleration, braking, climate, nearby neighbourhoods and geopositioning.

The ZOE leans all those data pointstogether to generate a Kerouac-style story on the fly based on conditions. It uses the same text-to-speed technology as the Amazon Alexa to read research results out loud in real occasion during the course of its drive. Back at the projects HQ, the operator receives a thermal-printed account of the story.

The goal of the project, according to Renault, is to ease purchasers array anxiety by showing that an electrical vehicle like the Renault ZOE can wander 400 km( about 250 miles) on one charge and write a freakin novel in the process. Im not sure how convincing that will be to possible EV buyers, but its on the smart back of quirky.

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