[LINK] Elaine Herzberg was an Anomaly, just an Artefact

Kim Holburn kim at holburn.net
Tue May 8 21:34:37 AEST 2018

> On 2018/May/08, at 9:03 pm, David <dlochrin at key.net.au> wrote:
> On 8/05/2018 5:47 PM, Kim Holburn wrote:
>> If self-driving cars or at least some particular type of them can be shown to have half the number of accidents that human drivers have, wouldn't that be an argument for the safety of self-driving cars?
> That argument leaves no place for human responsibility,

Not really.  A human still directs the destination.  They are just not micromanaging the driving. 

> and it could be extended to any number of situations.  

Not really.  The self-driving car thing is happening right now.  The others not at all.

> For example, would you agree that we should ultimately disband Parliament and delegate all social & legal decision-making to an AI system?
> If not, why not?

Let's start with a success metric for legislation.  When you have worked out how to do that we can talk.

> If so, what is the role of human agency all the way from self-driving cars (and pilotless passenger aircraft) to Government?

Not sure what you're getting at here.  Managing humans and travel?  In what way are they related?

> No facetious answers please...(:-)
> DavidL.

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