Self-Driving Cars Are Learning From Grand Theft Auto, No Danger From Self-Aware Death Machines

Self-Driving Cars Are Learning From ‘Grand Theft Auto,’ No Danger From Self-Aware Death MachinesThursday, September 15, 2016 6:09 AM UTC In what might seem like the most ill-advised move by scientists regarding self-driving technology, researchers are now using the hyper-violent video game franchise “Grand Theft Auto” to teach cars how to navigate city streets. As anyone who is even slightly familiar with the games may know, “GTA” driving often involves manic destruction of property and high pedestrian casualties. However, the researchers are assuring people that there’s no way the program would result in destructive, self-aware vehicles. According to MIT Technology Review, there are now several groups of researchers using “GTA” to teach self-driving software how to navigate roads in the real world. Thanks to the realistic structures of streets, traffic,…


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