Friday December 18, 2015

Humans Are Slamming Into Driverless Cars and Exposing A Key Flaw

This will no longer be an issue once robots have eliminated the entire human population. No human drivers, no problem.

They obey the law all the time, as in, without exception. This may sound like the right way to program a robot to drive a car, but good luck trying to merge onto a chaotic, jam-packed highway with traffic flying along well above the speed limit. It tends not to work out well. As the accidents have piled up -- all minor scrape-ups for now -- the arguments among programmers at places like Google Inc. and Carnegie Mellon University are heating up: Should they teach the cars how to commit infractions from time to time to stay out of trouble?