Toyota Introduced Artificial Intelligence to Cars and Now They’re Married

Over 30,000 people in the U.S. die every year from motor vehicle accidents. There’s a big hope that autonomous vehicles, which have made substantial technological progress over the last few years, could be the key to drive this number down. Unfortunately, driverless cars are on the brink of a massive moral pothole: When faced with a problematic situation, should they act in the best interest of society or their occupants? And, putting aside the Trolley Problem for a moment, can they reasonably be expected to navigate smartly arounds floods, trees, people, deer, and every other damn thing? Not if they’re simply programmed to drive. A human being might not run into any of these situations in their lifetime, but that doesn’t mean they wouldn’t intuit a reaction. A driverless car,…


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