Issue #318
17 Nov 2022
Remember driverless cars? Big tech has generally pulled back from the maximalist position on this (we might sooner get pilotless air taxis than those on the road) but there remain some interesting developments in the space, especially in China. Great interview here from MIT with a Liu Yang - a ‘safety operator’ who sits in the drivers seat but doesn’t drive the vehicle; particularly interesting are Liu’s reflections on how his job has impacted his behaviour when driving his own car, with the subconscious already offloading to an AI which might not be there. Accidents from ‘over automation’ is something we need to think about…..