CmdrTaco from the invite-me-to-ted-darn-it dept.
An anonymous reader noted that "At the TED 2011 conference this week, Google has been giving extremely rare demos of its self-driving cars. TED attendees have even been allowed to travel inside them, on a closed course. The car is a project of Google, which has been working in secret but in plain view on vehicles that can drive themselves, using artificial-intelligence software that can sense anything near the car and mimic the decisions made by a human driver."
The best book on programming for the layman is "Alice in Wonderland";
but that's because it's the best book on anything for the layman.