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The catastrophe that EVERYONE saw coming   America - all of it

Started 3/19/18 by Jenifer (Zarknorph); 2481 views.
Dan (DANCULBERSON)

From: Dan (DANCULBERSON)

3/21/18

Jenifer (Zarknorph) said...

Uber self-driving car kills pedestrian in Arizona

And the thread is titled "The catastrophe that EVERYONE saw coming"?

Apparently not the woman pedestrian who was killed. [RIM SHOT]

Jenifer (Zarknorph)

From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

3/21/18

Oh Heavens to Betsy!

I don't know what is worse!

The fact you made that terribly offensive joke, or the fact that I'm trying to type while laughing!

I think we'll just have to agree that both our karma is in the toilet.

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Jenifer (Zarknorph)
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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

7/5/18

Contribute to the Ethical Debate - vote on who lives or dies!


Driverless cars are coming... but would you want to be in one that would drive you into a wall to save a texting jaywalker?

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Jenifer (Zarknorph)
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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

10/26/18

Who do we want self-driving cars to spare on the road?

Self-driving cars may soon make troubling human choices. Their software could have a programmed reaction to the question: If an accident is inevitable, who or what is more valuable?

A human or a pet? Passengers versus pedestrians? The young or the elderly?

Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology built an online game called the Moral Machine to test how people around the world would answer those questions.

Players were shown unavoidable accidents with two possible outcomes depending on whether the car swerved or stayed on course, and then asked to choose the outcome they preferred. The research gathered 40 million responses from people in 233 countries.

The results, published today in the journal Nature, are just one step towards finding a social consensus around how we expect driverless cars to act, given it will be humans who write the code.

While there were intriguing trends from country to country, globally Moral Machine players showed a preference for sparing babies, little girls, little boys and pregnant women.

Of course, humans don't always make clear, thought-out decisions when faced with a road accident, and it's not clear if driverless cars will do any better.

See the Chart HERE!   It's kinda sexist, really.

Di (amina046)

From: Di (amina046)

10/27/18

I am not going out again without strapping a pillow to my waist under the dress!

i am going to look like 18 months pregnant with triplets!

Jenifer (Zarknorph)
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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

10/27/18

Or you could dress like a doctor... just make sure you look like a man.

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Jenifer (Zarknorph)
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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

Apr-19

adwil

From: adwil

Apr-21

Jenifer (Zarknorph) said:

Two men die when a Tesla vehicle, believed to be operating without anyone in the driver's seat, crashes into a tree and bursts into flames.

Strange. Further investigation by police and Tesla needed. This particular vehicle did not have the self-drive pack and even so should not operate without someone at the steering wheel.  Perhaps the car had been unofficially modded.  Interesting.

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Jenifer (Zarknorph)
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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

Apr-22

I couldn't work out if this was simple natural selection either.

adwil

From: adwil

Apr-22

Jenifer (Zarknorph) said:

I couldn't work out if this was simple natural selection either.

"I couldn't work out if this was simple natural selection either."

;-) It's a strange case. We just don't know enough to draw conclusions. 

The latest Hondas are getting ever closer to driving themselves. They read speed limits, keep the car in its chosen motorway lane, prevent acceleration if it's deemed dangerous, keep the car at the speed of other traffic in the chosen lane and slow or stop the car if traffic ahead slows or stops. It also automatically dips its headlights at night if it detects an oncoming vehicle. The driver has to opt in, and is still responsible for what the car does,-important for insurance.  However, it's not hard to see these 'driver aids' being used to help a car drive itself in a year or two's time.

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