Google’s Idea Of Self-driving Car Not Practical: MIT Professor

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Google’s Idea Of Self-driving Car Not Practical: MIT Professor
google_car by sam_churchill on 2012-05-21 08:33:10

Google’s self-driving cars are getting into accidents, but the Internet firm claims those accidents to be the fault of the human drivers fault. Still, Google is making efforts to teach its cars to behave like humans. A professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) questions Google’s vision of self-driving cars, saying making cars that are entirely self-driving is a silly idea.

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David Mindell, in an interview with MIT News, said that not a single shred of evidence exists that proves humanity’s lot will improve with complete automation. “We need to rethink the notion of progress, not as progress toward full autonomy, but as progress toward trusted, transparent, reliable, safe autonomy that is fully interactive: The car does what I want it to do, and only when I want it to do it,” the MIT professor said.

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