[ExI] robots taking jobs

BillK pharos at gmail.com
Fri Dec 2 23:00:02 UTC 2016

On 2 December 2016 at 22:18, Mike Dougherty  wrote:
> That's a good life skill, but with all the eco-friendly self-driving
> cars there isn't likely to be any roadkill.

That's actually quite a difficult / interesting problem that the
Google car technicians are worrying about.

How big does an object have to be to cause emergency braking? (And
risk following cars crashing into you).
Can they tell the difference between a big dog and a child?
What if animals learn that these cars don't hurt them and sit down in the road?
(These animals are crafty).

Current thinking seems to be that lizards and mice size will probably
still get run over.
And nobody wants to run into a moose.
But the tech is still developing. So a roadkill stew might still be
possible.  :)


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