Instead of convincing you to trust or avoid a self-driving car, or debating timeline predictions, let's leave that drama to the thousands of other blogs for now. Let's get a little adventurous and pop the hood instead... Can you spot the AI Brain in these pictures? That was a trick question. Despite the mesmerizing sound of the idea that there's an 'AI brain' inside the car driving it around like some sort of friendly terminator robot that's been tricked into being a chauffeur, the reality is that self-driving cars today are just putting together many simple little tricks. However, it will have a few extra computers to help with some of the simple math and added hardware.