Yeah the problem with autonomous is they simply aren't, they are systems designed to deal with a finite number of events according to certain inputs. Most autonomous cars are programmed to simply pull over to the side of the road if they encounter situations they aren't programmed for, but what happens if this is the wrong thing to do. Humans can react even to novel situations. For instance you are driving on a low level road and suddenly the surface is covered with water running from left to roght, you look to the left and there's a wall of water coming at you down the stream bed. The human, never encountered this before, knows to put his foot down and drive down the remembered road to escape, he may make it, he may not, be he can react, he is an autonomous individual. What does the so-called autonomous car do? Your guess is as good as mine, but it isn't aware of the wall of water because that's not something it's programmed to know about, the road has vanished so it can't drive down the road, does it just stop?Irrev-Black wrote: ↑Thu Nov 16, 2023 1:36 pmHow many? Nobody knows!Irrev-Black wrote: ↑Fri Oct 20, 2023 1:08 pmMore autonomous vehicle japery!Irrev-Black wrote: ↑Mon Oct 16, 2023 7:36 am Too much autonomy?
https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scot ... r-31099702
https://www.drive.com.au/news/erratic-r ... assengers/
https://boingboing.net/2023/11/15/no-on ... rians.htmlThe notoriety of General Motors' Cruise programming failures became more widespread after an incident in October. In this incident, a pedestrian was hit by a driver, thrown into another lane, and then hit a second time by the self-driving vehicle. The vehicle dragged her twenty feet and eventually came to a stop on top of her.
Calling them autonomous is a stretch of the imagination, they are self guiding maybe but they don't have free will, freedom of action, they can't do anything outside their programming so they don't have free will. A human will react in every situation, even if it's only to freeze, there's a reaction, sometimes it's the wrong reaction, sometimes it isn't, but they will respond to any situation, an autonomous car will just stop, that's what they are designed to do.