Co-authored with Prof. Shai Shalev-Shwartz , CTO of Mobileye, an Intel company

Back in 2014, the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) set out six vehicle automation levels, known as J3016, and today is widely accepted as the standard across the industry¹. The classification is based on the division of the…

Non-obvious implications of Safety on system architectural design

At the Consumer Electronics Show in January, we presented an unedited 25 minute-long video of a Mobileye self-driving car navigating the busy streets of Jerusalem. The video was published, first and foremost, for the sake of promoting transparency. …

Given the latest statistics, we predict that with a proper differential social distancing placing different guidelines on the low-risk group compared to the high-risk group one could maintain a working economy without quarantine and save a factor of 5 on mortality while not flooding the health system.

Amnon Shashua, Shai Shalev-Shwartz

Both authors are affiliated with the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

In previous papers, we introduced a mixed-population SEIR model [7] that is aimed at predicting the expectation on the number of critical ICU beds needed to contain the peak of the outburst while in [6] we…

We propose an exit strategy from the COVID-19 lockdown, which is based on risk-sensitive levels of social distancing. At the heart of our approach is the realization that the most effective, yet limited in number, resources should protect those at high risk rather than applied uniformly across the population. By generalizing the SEIR model to mixed populations, and based on existing data in Israel, we present an analysis of the maximal load on the health system and the total mortality. We argue that risk-sensitive resource allocation combined with risk-sensitive levels of social distancing enables us to lower the overall mortality toll in parallel to the resumption of economic activity.

Amnon Shashua, Shai Shalev-Shwartz


The COVID-19 outbreak toolbox contains available, inexpensive and unlimited measures such as social distancing, hygiene and the use of facial masks. On the other hand, there are “finite resources”, the use of which is limited, such as PCR testing, technological systems for “closing the circuit” for…

Shai Shalev-Shwartz, Amnon Shashua

Coronavirus illustration created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

The authors wish to thank the faculty members of the computer science department of the Hebrew University, as well as to Prof. Peter Bartlett, Prof. Nir Friedman, Prof. Katrina Ligett, Prof. Nati Srebro, Prof. Herve Bercovier, and Dr. …

Amnon Shashua

CEO of Mobileye, SVP at Intel, Co-CEO of OrCam, Chairman of AI21labs & Sachs Prof. of Computer Science at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

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