I don’t really understand why people get so worked up about how algorithms will try to deal with edge cases. Here’s what happens today: a totally inept driver (because let’s face it, nobody in the USA takes advanced driving courses, so everyone is totally clueless) does something stupid. Then they panic and plows straight ahead into whatever it was they were looking at when they began to panic.

But apparently we’re OK with 37,000 road deaths every year. We’re not OK with the idea of AI-powered cars making rare errors.

Seems to me the perspective is deeply flawed.

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