It's OK when dumb people kill, smart cars not so much
automobiles, CES2019, public policy, toyota
Not even with the best intentions.
“Would we accept thirty-five thousand deaths at the hands of a machine?” That’s the question Gil Pratt, the CEO of the Toyota Research Institute posed as he discussed the challenges of designing autonomous vehicles at CES yesterday. U.S. society does accept 35,000 traffic deaths a year at the hands of human drivers. Might not like it, but humans are allowed to drive nevertheless.
Pratt doesn’t believe the same casualty rate, or even half that rate, would be acceptable if cars drove themselves.… More