How My Public Records Request Triggered Waymo’s Self-Driving Car Lawsuit
Mark Harris
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Besides the basics of the laws and permits this is the cart before the horse. AI can be programmed and the problem being is by an individual nature that humans face on the road everyday attempting to be safe and if the unthinkable happens how to react. Who is culpable in AI’s interaction? Both bad drivers and or bad equipment are making us unsafe. What are the risk and should we be taking them. Human drivers train and take test to get a license. We already know the answer as to the human driver. Should we not expect the same from AI?

It is not just the abilities of the sensor arrays that have to be overcome or how fast they detect an object. Think about it. They can be hacked or interfered with just like humans can be distracted. A human may speed up or slow down and break the law of the speed limit to avoid an accident. What about AI and how to program cause and effect. How will it judge the moral dilemmas of being on the road?

Example: I was once told by my spouse how even drunk he was a better driver than most of the drivers on the road. I took away his keys not thinking I should let the problem be added to. Risky behavior and foreseeing consequences can be a guide if you are thinking sober. What is the rush? What is the cost of not getting right, lives. What value or dollar signs are you working with now and are they built on the previous values of all about the money. Here is the start of our new value sheet. All lives matter and are priceless!

Are you promoting that your technology can save lives? Are the companies attaching a disclaimer with no proof?

Time and time again we have seen products and technology pushed out before it is right. The consumer paid and not just money, but time. Bad or fake equipment is being sold unknowingly to the consumer. Fraudulent claims in the case of a car or semi-truck is just replacing the human with no difference in the outcome.

I myself am excited about this application of technology. But the confidence here may be one of wishful thinking. Does it mean we should give you the keys and let you drive drunk? Also who is responsible for the mishaps or even death? Just because you can does not mean you should. Testing is important and should be done on the proving grounds not on the roads you and I use. I do believe that any shortcuts being made say it all.

Fact, this technology has a long way to go before it is ready. How about we take the time and show our list of questions. Maybe start with the sensors could not read a white balance. Have you fixed that initial problem?

Post and add to the list. It may help instead of avoiding the questions we can help find the answers.

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