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Google’s vision of self-driving cars is wrong, says MIT professor

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Written by TechBug

Automation is terribly attractive.

So attractive, in fact, that some people act as if there should be no limits.

One can feel Google’s shrieky frustration that its self-driving cars are getting into accidents that are all — so Google insists — the fault of humans.

Now, the company says that it’s teaching its cars to behave more like us.

This is surely a first step. However, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology says that it would be terribly silly for cars to ever be entirely self-driving. In an interview with MIT News, David Mindell says there’s no evidence that complete automation would improve humanity’s lot.

 


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