Google's Self-Driving Car

Jean-Louis Gassee on Google's Self-Driving Car

The hardware and the software will fail, no question. The real riddle is determining the socially acceptable failure rate. Today, there are about 40,000 car fatalities per year. [In the US, actually slightly less -- dml] Note the euphemistic "car fatalities" or "car accidents", as if the drivers weren't to blame. You can imagine the news headlines when the first self-driving car fatality happens: Killer Robot! Killer Software! (A literal killer app?). Isaac Asimov, the author of the Three Laws of Robotics will spin in his grave.
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