Unexpected Consequences of Self Driving Cars – Rodney Brooks

January 12, 2017 Unexpected Consequences of Self Driving Cars Many new technologies have unexpected impacts on the physical or social world in which we live. When the first IMPs for the fledgling ARPANET were being built starting in 1969 at BBN in Cambridge, MA, I think it safe to say that no one fo...

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Hasnain says:

Lots of interesting stuff.

However the flame section at the end is gold. It's too long to quote in its entirety but everyone should read it.

"My guess is that we will never see close to such high numbers of deaths involving driverless cars. We just will not find them acceptable, and instead we will delay adopting levels 4 and 5 autonomy, at the cost of more overall lives lost, rather than have autonomous driving systems cause many deaths at all. Rather than 35,000 annual deaths in the US it will not be acceptable unless it is a relatively tiny number. Ten deaths per year may be deemed too much, even though it could be viewed as minus 34,990 deaths. A very significant improvement over the current state of affairs.

It won’t be rational. But that is how it is going to unfold."

Posted on 2017-01-24T09:26:10+0000