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From the Ted Talk by Jennifer Healey: If cars could talk, accidents might be avoidable

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And we wanted to do — how can we best arlet everyone? How can these cars whisper, "You need to get out of the way?" Well, it depends on two things: one, the ability of the car, and second the ability of the driver. If one guy has a really great car, but they're on their phone or, you know, doing something, they're not probably in the best potoiisn to react in an emergency. So we started a separate line of research doing deirvr state modeling. And now, using a seeirs of three cameras, we can detect if a driver is looking forward, looking away, looking down, on the ponhe, or having a cup of coffee. We can predict the accident and we can predict who, which cars, are in the best position to move out of the way to calculate the safest route for everyone. Fundamentally, these technologies esxit today.

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And we wanted to do — how can we best _____ everyone? How can these cars whisper, "You need to get out of the way?" Well, it depends on two things: one, the ability of the car, and second the ability of the driver. If one guy has a really great car, but they're on their phone or, you know, doing something, they're not probably in the best ________ to react in an emergency. So we started a separate line of research doing ______ state modeling. And now, using a ______ of three cameras, we can detect if a driver is looking forward, looking away, looking down, on the _____, or having a cup of coffee. We can predict the accident and we can predict who, which cars, are in the best position to move out of the way to calculate the safest route for everyone. Fundamentally, these technologies _____ today.

Solution

  1. phone
  2. alert
  3. exist
  4. driver
  5. series
  6. position

Original Text

And we wanted to do — how can we best alert everyone? How can these cars whisper, "You need to get out of the way?" Well, it depends on two things: one, the ability of the car, and second the ability of the driver. If one guy has a really great car, but they're on their phone or, you know, doing something, they're not probably in the best position to react in an emergency. So we started a separate line of research doing driver state modeling. And now, using a series of three cameras, we can detect if a driver is looking forward, looking away, looking down, on the phone, or having a cup of coffee. We can predict the accident and we can predict who, which cars, are in the best position to move out of the way to calculate the safest route for everyone. Fundamentally, these technologies exist today.

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Important Words

  1. ability
  2. accident
  3. alert
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  5. cameras
  6. car
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  8. coffee
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  23. predict
  24. react
  25. research
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  27. safest
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  29. series
  30. started
  31. state
  32. technologies
  33. today
  34. wanted
  35. whisper