Sunday, December 20, 2015

Inherent Fallibility Algorithms and Autonomous Driving

This is a real car sold by hotwheels

Autonomous cars are not working because they follow the rules. All the time. They drive too slow, they don't roll through stop signs, and they aren't aggressive enough to fit the flow of regular human traffic. First of all, how can you legally design into the algos of the car to break the speed limit? But more importantly, and beyond the realm of car-driving, which is better - the perfect world of autonomous-everything, or the one where messy, impatient, fallible humans run the show?

Humans Are Slamming Into Driverless Cars and Exposing a Key Flaw
Bloomberg Business, Dec 2015

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