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Robin2

I don't think this accident condemned AI, or even driverless cars. It showed that the humans at Uber who made the robot made mistakes.
Interesting. I had always assumed Uber was just testing stuff for Google or Ford or whoever.

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Delta_G

Interesting. I had always assumed Uber was just testing stuff for Google or Ford or whoever.

...R
Uber has (or had) their own autonomous vehicle program.  They were sort of known in that community as renegades who were more concerned with success than safety if I'm to believe what I hear in the media.  They were the risk takers of the bunch.   They moved all their testing to AZ because in CA they were getting hit with safety regulations and the AZ governor promised to stay out of their way. 
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ChrisTenone

Uber has (or had) their own autonomous vehicle program.  They were sort of known in that community as renegades who were more concerned with success than safety if I'm to believe what I hear in the media.  They were the risk takers of the bunch.   They moved all their testing to AZ because in CA they were getting hit with safety regulations and the AZ governor promised to stay out of their way. 
The AZ legislature is reconsidering that.
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Robin2

Another (more dismal) thought on driverless cars ...

Their development will almost certainly give rise to new technology and techniques that will be used for all sorts of other purposes - some of which may not be benign. It seems likely that the vision technology could be very helpful for covert surveillance.


And, (in the same vein of good ideas being used for bad purposes) what sort of answer will ALEXA or SIRI give when asked "who should I vote for?"

And will the computers behind Alexa and Siri keep track of users' voting preferences?


...R
Two or three hours spent thinking and reading documentation solves most programming problems.

Henry_Best

And will the computers behind Alexa and Siri keep track of users' voting preferences?
Cambridge Analytica already does that.

Qdeathstar

i think asking alexa who to vote for would result in better decisions being made about who to vote for.

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glares at a tickless watch.

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Delta_G

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Today at 06:04 pm Last Edit: Today at 06:05 pm by Delta_G
i think asking alexa who to vote for would result in better decisions being made about who to vote for.


She could just tell half the people one thing and half the people the opposite and we'd be right where we are now.  These days you only need to change a few votes for a party to completely take over the government.
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Robin2

It's all very well to make jokes about asking a computer for voting advice - but it could easily happen and the real effect would be far from funny.

...R
Two or three hours spent thinking and reading documentation solves most programming problems.

Delta_G

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Today at 07:13 pm Last Edit: Today at 07:14 pm by Delta_G
It's all very well to make jokes about asking a computer for voting advice - but it could easily happen and the real effect would be far from funny.

...R
How would it be any different from what the media does with the brainless masses right now?  They get half to vote one way and half to vote the other.  It leaves """democracy""" in the hands of the few. 
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