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.