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“Historically human beings have shown zero tolerance for injury or death caused by flaws in a machine,” Pratt said. “As wonderful as AI is, AI systems are inevitably flawed… We’re not even close to Level 5. It’ll take many years and many more miles, in simulated and real world testing, to achieve the perfection required for level 5 autonomy.”

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  • ben.terry

    ben.terry 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    I just can't believe that the current methods are the current methods for developing a "smart" car. Seems to me like they need a "smart" road as well.

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    • glen

      glen 2 months, 2 weeks ago

      That's a very good point... a smart road would probably help greatly.

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      • BenEspen

        BenEspen 2 months, 2 weeks ago

        I respect Pratt's honesty. I know exactly how hard it is to try to make an object that won't harm a customer or bystander, and then prove that you've really thought of everything. It is just very, very hard to get it all right, and unlike with cars driven by humans, every single accident would be the responsibility of the manufacturer.

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  • Chet_Manly

    Chet_Manly 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    Is it wrong of me to say, "good"? I don't know that I want a world of self driving cars and high funstioning AI. Not to say that it isn't possible to be a good world and benefit all mankind... I remain skeptical; not sure I'm ready for these things yet.

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