Self-Driving Cars Could Save Millions Of Lives — But There’s A Catch

Will the rise of intelligent machines transform our lives for the better — or push us into the abyss? It depends on whom you ask. Some people say self-driving vehicles, personal robots and the like will usher in a new era of convenience and leisure while freeing workers from dull and often dangerous jobs. Others worry that the emergent robotic workforce will mean economic devastation for workers, who, after all, depend on those jobs to support their families. And then there is the fear — expressed by the likes of Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking — that as intelligent machines grow ever smarter and more capable, they may threaten our very existence. Dr. Moshe Vardi, a computer scientist who has studied automation and artificial intelligence (AI) for more than 30 years,…


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