Autonomous Vehicles: Human Nature Meets AI

Of all the areas in which service robots could make an impact on our lives, the biggest has to be transportation.  If we could suddenly transition to a world where every vehicle was completely autonomous on January 1, 2019, there is little doubt that state-of the art technology could seamlessly handle the job with fewer accidents, lower costs, and faster drive times.  However, the transition from a human-controlled fleet to one that is totally machine-controlled represents a far bigger leap than generally appreciated.  What are the issues?  How migh.....

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