[ExI] Superhuman Poker

John Clark johnkclark at gmail.com
Thu Jul 18 17:38:29 UTC 2019

On Thu, Jul 18, 2019 at 12:51 PM Dylan Distasio <interzone at gmail.com> wrote:

>> I'm sure today's self driving cars are not as good as the best human
>> drivers but they are already better than many human drivers and perhaps
>> better than average.
> *> The problem with self driving cars is that they are also brittle.  When
> they fail, they fail spectacularly because they have no common sense or
> actual conception of what they are doing outside of their brittle model.
> That's why we get Teslas ramming into barriers at high speed without even
> braking killing their passenger(s).  *

Waymo (Google's self driving car project) has driven 10 million miles on
public roads since 2009 without a fatality, it has had 14 accidents but all
of them were minor and only one was Waymo's fault. Granted that is not
proof of anything as human drivers in the USA produce 1.16 deaths every 100
miles but it is evocative of things to come because driverless cars get
better with time but human drivers don't.

 John K Clark
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