Why We Find Self-Driving Cars So Scary

Jerry Kaplan:

“If proponents of autonomous technologies—from self-driving cars to military drones to eldercare robots—are to make their case in the court of public opinion, they will need more than cold statistics and controlled testing. They must also address the legitimate expectation of consumers that the new generation of AI-driven technology will fail in reasonable and explainable ways. As the old joke goes, to err is human, but it takes a computer to really foul things up.”

From a WSJ op-ed, republished at Skynet Today: Why we find self-driving cars so scary