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Waymo LIDAR AutoAugment

Shuyang Cheng et al. at self-driving car company Waymo have extended Google’s reinforcement-learned image data augmentation technique, AutoAugment, to work with LIDAR data. Elon Musk still believes LIDAR sensors are useless “appendices” for self-driving cars but the rest of the industry, Waymo included, is evidently not getting anywhere closer to agreeing with that thesis.