You may have recently seen that an Uber self-driving car killed a pedestrian in a headline-grabbing event that re-awakened the humanity in all of us. This brings me to some common themes where ethical conundrums come back to the question of responsibility. Who is to blame if AI kills a human? Assuming that the AI is forced to make a decision between one life over another, how does it make that choice? You see, self-driving or autonomous cars are a bit like the Terminator. They utilise a programmatic paradigm called artificial intelligence (AI) and its cohort, machine learning. Hollywood loves to present AI to us as humanoid robots. The reality is that one of our first mainstream tastes of real AI are these occasionally life-threatening self-driving cars. Coding reactions in real-time systems Real-time systems take pride in being deterministic, which simply put means they always react the same way to the same stimulus in the same amount of time. They are wonderfully predictable and not … [Read more...] about Who Is In The Wrong If A Self-Driving Car Kills Someone?
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News / Court by Alan Wilson June 8, 2018, 6:05 am FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter A man who admitted a series of road traffic offences had sentence deferred for six months at Dundee Sheriff Court. Desmond Marr, 46, of Dochart Terrace, admitted that on July 12 last year, on Long Causeway, Perth, he drove a car with bald tyres. He also pleaded guilty to driving the vehicle while it had a faulty handbrake. Marr further admitted driving the car without holding a full driving licence and without insurance. Not guilty pleas to two charges, one of pretending to be another person, and the other of driving the car without an MOT, were accepted by the Crown. Sentence was deferred until December 5 for Marr to be of good behaviour. He was disqualified from driving in the interim by Sheriff John Rafferty. Sign up to our Daily newsletter More from the Evening Telegraph Football rumours from the media What the papers say – June 8 … [Read more...] about Dundee man convicted of driving car with bald tyres and faulty handbrake
In the race to start the world’s first driving business without human drivers, everyone is chasing Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo. The Google sibling has cleared the way to beat its nearest rivals, General Motors Co. and a couple of other players, by at least a year to introduce driverless cars to the public. A deal reached in January to buy thousands of additional Chrysler Pacifica minivans, which get kitted out with sensors that can see hundreds of yards in any direction, puts Waymo’s lead into stark relief. No other company is offering for-hire rides yet, let alone preparing to carry passengers in more than one city this year. GM plans to start a ride-hailing service with its Chevrolet Bolt—the one with no steering wheel or pedals, the ultimate goal in autonomous technology—late next year. Most of the others trying solve the last remaining self-driving puzzles are more cautious, targeting 2020 or later.The road to autonomy is long and … [Read more...] about Who’s Winning the Self-Driving Car Race?
Schools were on alert today (March 28) after messages were received from an unknown person threatening to drive vehicles into school children. Police have put out an alert after the malicious emails were sent to schools in the county and across the country. The Cambridgeshire force is working with officers from the National Crime Agency to establish the facts. A police spokesman said: "We are aware of a series of malicious communications to schools across the country this morning. "Enquiries are being carried out to establish the facts and forces are working together, along with the National Crime Agency, to investigate who is responsible." Schools across the country, including London, Durham, Cambridge, Suffolk and the West Midlands, have been affected while numerous other police forces are monitoring the situation. According to the Mirror, frantic parents are reported to be arriving at schools across the UK in a desperate attempt to remove their children. The alert comes after a hoax … [Read more...] about Schools responded to threats to drive cars into school children
Cambridgeshire police are investigating after threats were sent to schools across the country The News understand that the emails involve threats to drive vehicles into schoolchildren. Police have put out an alert after the malicious emails were sent to schools in the county and across the country. The Cambridgeshire force is working with officers from the National Crime Agency to establish the facts. A force spokesman said: "We are aware of a series of malicious communications to schools across the country this morning. "Enquiries are being carried out to establish the facts and forces are working together, along with the National Crime Agency, to investigate who is responsible." The alert comes after a hoax bomb threat was sent to schools in Cambridgeshire. The hoax forced schools to evacuate after thousands of 'threats' were sent out across the country. It is thought those behind the hoax were rivals quarreling about popular game Minecraft. Download the Cambridge News app We've … [Read more...] about Cambridgeshire police investigate threats to drive cars into school pupils