Imagine a world where cars are identifying and labeling objects in real time. Let’s say a car notices a sign that’s been updated or deviates from the map data. Another car drives by. Same conclusion. After a hundred or so, the map updates automatically to reflect this change and this update applies to every single car in the U.S.
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Given the fact that current image recognition systems can easily be confused by dirt on a road sign, the fact that 100 automated vehicles ‘voted’ to change that road sign on nationally deployed navigational maps is disconcerting. Surely, something as important as a road sign used by a nations automated vehicles should be definitively defined by the highways commission and not by a bunch of easily confused artifical intelligences (AIs). So, before any maps get updated shouldn’t the highways commission be notified that a stop sign has apparently turned into a picnic area ahead sign, so that the change can be double-checked, if not a by a human, then by a system that understands just what road signs are meant to be where.

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