Time to Abandon Self-Driving Cars?

In Arizona, a pedestrian has been killed by a self-driving car. What went wrong? Was it the Uber system?

Uber’s Self-Driving Cars Were Struggling Before Arizona Crash

Disgraceful Dashcam Video Proves Uber Is the Theranos of Self-Driving

Or is Uber just the tip of the iceberg?

What risks are we willing to take to bring a new technology into play? Who decides what constitutes acceptable performance (and acceptable risk?) Even if the risks were exactly the same, is there something less tolerable about a human being dying at the hands of an autonomous machine than at the hands of human error?

Tough questions. And we need to start addressing them.

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