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Comment Re:Good ... (Score 1) 219

AI is not human, therefore it is going to get confused in an entirely different situation than a human would. I'm not saying I can drive better than AI, I'm saying that it is entirely conceivable that AI would get confused in a situation that I would not. It's like how chess grand masters need to change their game entirely when they play computers. AI just does not act like a human.

Comment Re:Good ... (Score 1) 219

Maybe... It really depends how safe they become in winter for me. I just really, really doubt that insurance companies are going to charge that much less to cover them. It's not going to be 'oh these are 1000 times safer so we will charge 1/1000 of a regular car'. It's going to be more like 'these are safer so you can have 10% off the cost of the regular car'. It may even be 'these are new technology, and very expensive to fix, so you must pay 2x the amount of a regular car'.

We'll have to see.

Comment Re:Good ... (Score 1) 219

Well, I control a regular car, a yard. That's why people have to leash their dogs. So they control them. If I had a gun, I would control that too. If it went off without my control then I sue the gun company. I don't control how my house was built. but that's what building standards are for, so the builder is liable for that part. I control everything in it, and the parts that I don't control are covered by their various vendors. Things are pretty safe these days. See the pattern? The aspects that I control, I pay for insurance on. The aspects that I do not control become the legal responsibility of the supplier. These cars I do not control. Anyway it doesn't matter because if insurance agencies are allowed to charge people what they will want for this, the whole autonomous car idea is a passing fad, because no one is going to pay the vehicle costs with insurance premiums on top.

Comment Re:Good ... (Score 1) 219

If I'm paying for insurance, then I am accepting liability.. or at least lets call it, bearing the burden of it. I am in a car I am not controlling. I might not even be in it, I might have a box in it. I'm not paying a dime to protect myself from that. These people say it can go out into the world, then it can go out into the world. I wash my hands of it.

Comment Re:Good ... (Score 1) 219

Well if there is a 0.0001% change of me dying in the car from a mistake the car could make then I do care about that. Also, I have a problem accepting liability for an accident I may not be able to do anything about. I'm not willing to accept that it is ok for the car to get in an accident because it is safer than me. As long as it may get into an accident in a situation that I would have been able to handle, I should not have to accept any liability for it. These cars need to be 100% infallible.

Comment Re:Good ... (Score 1) 219

The thing is, my concern is that it will adapt to icy conditions by just slowing down to a walking speed or less, and that that will be terrible for driving. Sometimes you have to spin the tires, and sometimes you have to slide around a bit. If AI can calculate how to turn the tires so that the front wheels slide but the whole car moves where it should go, or how to alter the course so that the tires land in the visible ruts as opposed to staying in the lane, then bravo for AI, it's doing better than a human. But slowing to a crawl at the immediate appearance of ice would be a disaster and prevent anyone from getting anywhere. Also, missing ruts by a bit can send a car out of control and human drivers make ruts that don't stay in the lane. I'm sure there are a million other adjustments that I make in order to get from A to B on a winter day in a reasonable time frame, those are just ones that come to mind.

Comment Re:Good ... (Score 1) 219

Well, 'better than an average human' is not good enough for me. Perhaps if it gets to the point where there are 1 or 2 accidents a year caused by AI in North America, in all climates we see in North America. Otherwise I'll do the driving, since I am also better than an average human as well. It had better be better then any human can do and then some.

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