The Cultural Problem With Driverless Cars

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Posted on August 21, 2019
Self driving cars have a ways to go (Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Dllu)

Self driving cars have a ways to go (Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Dllu)

Earlier this year Tesla showed the public how its artificial intelligence is trained. The company’s fleet of consumer-driven cars constantly feeds camera footage back to California for its AI to shadow in the background. Tesla says this captures every possible situation and aspect of human behavior, especially the ones that go beyond our imagination. It’s an effective and scalable way to train AI, but it’s limited to where Teslas  drive around, creating a bias toward Western traffic cultures and parts of China. Obviously, Tesla isn’t the only one developing autonomous capabilities, but the pattern is similar for other AI developers and carmakers; they train their AI in their own backyard.

Fast Company article here

Related Topics: autonomous vehicles, driverless cars, Safety, self-driving vehicles, vehicle safety, vehicle technology

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  • Anthony

     | about 11 months ago

    Great article.. the only way for these vehicles to avoid a crash is to input the data of most accidents so that the computer and sensors can pre predict a bad drivers erradic driving that can cause an accident... The test van that was sent to las vegas crashed within 2 hours of operation... the systems cant and are not set to be aware of dumb drivers actions on the roads or highways Currently all self driving vehicles are at 65% efficiency... that means they can be faulty for 1 split second and crash!!!!!

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