[ExI] Tesla autopilot
dsunley at gmail.com
Wed Jan 19 01:45:17 UTC 2022
A Tesla's auto-drive function is basically a visual cortex hard-wired to a
A human being with similar capabilities would not, I think, be considered
"conscious" or "self-aware". "Twitching catatonia" is the term that comes
vividly to mind. Too much hardware is still missing.
A Tesla is basically a fly that's been lobotomized to eliminate any agent-y
behavior, and repurposed to deal with traffic. Very impressive, but not a
direct-line precursor of anything that can have and hold an opinion.
On Tue, Jan 18, 2022, 6:35 PM Brent Allsop via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
> Is self-conscious, different than self-aware? I would say not.
> A tesla is already self aware or aware of itself (including it's color -
> though only abstractly) as it must know where itself is, and where it needs
> to go, while keeping itself from hitting other things....
> On Tue, Jan 18, 2022 at 4:30 PM BillK via extropy-chat <
> extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
>> Once Tesla issues the complete self-driving autopilot package the
>> human in the car will no longer be driving. The car might not even
>> have a steering wheel or any vehicle controls.
>> So if two Tesla cars crash at a junction, will they argue about which
>> car was at fault?
>> This could be the start of AIs becoming self-conscious.
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