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Google self-driving van involved in crash in Arizona, driver injured

Google self-driving van involved in crash in Arizona, driver injured

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  • Meanwhile, worldwide, one person dies every 25 seconds from a traffic accident. In the US, 40,327 people died in motor vehicle accidents in 2016. These stats should always be published along with any reports of an AI involved accident.

  • Three accidents in two years, all of which involved another human-driven car. There are more than three accidents per day in every state, all involving human drivers.

    The headlines feed a false narrative with their selected (and neglected) information. Autonomous vehicles are already far safer than

    Three accidents in two years, all of which involved another human-driven car. There are more than three accidents per day in every state, all involving human drivers.

    The headlines feed a false narrative with their selected (and neglected) information. Autonomous vehicles are already far safer than human-driven ones, and we are just at the genesis of this technology.

  • This article begins the question: to what extent can AI machines react to unexpected or unprogrammed human behavior?

    They can’t. They behave poorly here. In the AlphaGo competition, the world champion changed strategy in one game with an unpredictable aggressive counter, resulting in the machine losing

    This article begins the question: to what extent can AI machines react to unexpected or unprogrammed human behavior?

    They can’t. They behave poorly here. In the AlphaGo competition, the world champion changed strategy in one game with an unpredictable aggressive counter, resulting in the machine losing.

    The cars need to be trained with unpredictable scenarios if we can expect to trust them with our lives, especially while card driven by humans are still allowed on the road.

  • This title is misleading because it wasn't a result of the autonomy of the car, it was a human v. human car incident, which was avoided at the cost of hitting an autonomous car. And if they had all been autonomous, would this have even been an issue?

  • I am profoundly inspired by the statistical genius several people have demonstrated in the bedrock conclusions they have arrived at.

    As was OPTIMISTICALLY stated from the captain of the Titanic, “damn the icebergs, FULL SPEED AHEAD “.

  • It says in the article that the vehicle was being operated manually, so it sounds like it’s just an everyday road collision.

  • If the Honda Sedan instead were in autonomous mode, with a driver inside it, would it have swerved? Thats the question- The honda swerved trying to avoid injury to someone else at the cost of its own car and the chance of hitting another van, how would the AI react?

  • Here we go again. Thank heavens there appears to be no loss of life, unlike the situation (also in Arizona) with the self-driving Uber vehicle.

  • #ailivesmatter

  • The article states that the van was not at fault. Also, it seems unclear whether the van was in autonomous (self driving) mode. The fact that another car was at fault means there are little to no implications for the AI in this particular story. If the van was not in autonomous mode, there is no story here at all.

  • If it’s a self-driving van, shouldn't the title of the latter part of the headline say "passenger" injured?