Self Driving Cars Are Not “Five Years Away.”
John Battelle
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Always stimulating, John. Of course we need AI with judgment and wisdom, even moral sensitivity. While we are at it we should get some for us humans. In the meantime, we had 4.4 million injuries and 38,300 deaths last year (new 50 year record) from driving accidents. We can envision AI augmentation of human driving coupled with rethought transportation systems if we look at this as an ecosystem challenge and not a one off to sell nifty new cars. Like most of our tough problems no one solution suffices, it takes a whole systems redesign that will set a new context for cars, transportation and sustainable living. This is an opportunity for a new dialogue on a grander scale.

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