This top scientist offers a solution for the havoc driverless cars may wreck on workers

Andrew Ng, chief scientist of Baidu, is one of the most prominent minds on artificial intelligence in Silicon Valley. Find out his thoughts on the practicality of self-driving cars, and what the average person needs to do to adapt to them. (Jhaan Elker/The Washington Post) Proponents of autonomous vehicles are in a sticky situation. Self-driving technology is expected to have a tremendous impact on public health and reduce the 1.25 million deaths every year on global roads. At the same time, this emerging technology is a threat to the employment of the millions who are paid to sit behind the wheel — from truck drivers to cab drivers and deliveryman. Baidu chief scientist Andrew Ng, an expert in the world of artificial intelligence, acknowledges the unemployment concerns, but sees a way forward…


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