Andrew Richards, CEO and Co-founder of Codeplay Software, presents the “Can We Have Both Safety and Performance in AI for Autonomous Vehicles?” tutorial at the May 2019 Embedded Vision Summit.

The need for ensuring safety in AI subsystems within autonomous vehicles is obvious. How to achieve it is not. Standard safety engineering tools are designed for software that runs on general-purpose CPUs. But AI algorithms require more performance than CPUs provide, and the specialized processors employed to achieve this performance are very difficult to qualify for safety.