Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Machine learning and your car insurance

Here's another super-interesting post from the blogs on MATLABCentral.org.


A group at the University of California San Diego has analyzed data collected from standard sensors that are already embedded (and active!) in modern cars. Machine learning detected 'signatures' in the driving patterns of the participants and these could be used to identify the driver with near 100% certainty in a separate series of tests.

It will be interesting to see how this technology develops. Will insurance companies start to use these techniques to determine if it was you, or your teenage child, that backed into the garage door? Will society decide that this is an invasion of privacy.

I don't know, but then again, I bike to work :-)