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Submission + - Most Drivers Would Hand Keys Over to Computer if it Meant Lower Insurance Rates (computerworld.com) 1

Lucas123 writes: Most drivers would consider buying an autonomous vehicle if it meant their insurance rates would be reduced by 80%, a new survey of 2,000 licensed drivers found. Oddly enough, the survey by the online consumer insurance site Carinsurance.com also showed that 75% of respondents think they could drive a car better than a computer. Another 64% said computers were not capable of the same quality of decision-making as human drivers. And 75% would not trust a driverless car to take their children to school. The survey also asked what commuters would be doing if a computer handled the driving: More than one-in-four would text/talk with friends; 21% would read; 10% would sleep; 8% would watch movies; 7% would play games; and 7% would work. The rest of those survyed said they'd just watch the scenery blow by.
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Most Drivers Would Hand Keys Over to Computer if it Meant Lower Insurance Rates

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  • Another 64% said computers were not capable of the same quality of decision-making as human drivers.

    I'm amazed it's only 64% -- considering the huge variance in decision-making quality of human drivers (even with a sample size of 1), it seems rather obvious to me that computers that fail in predictable ways have a different quality of decision making compared to unpredictable humans.

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