As a AI programmer, among other things, I know the limitations of the technology. So I vote No to this question. For one thing, safe driving demands being able to think ahead and anticipate situations which sensors do not pick up.
Which unfortunately many human drivers do not pick up either ... The question needs to be answered not only taking the AI into account, but also the capabilities of the typical human driver. For example, an AI will never drink and drive or tire during a long journey.For one thing, safe driving demands being able to think ahead and anticipate situations which sensors do not pick up.
That depends on how logical the person responding is.The poll asks about feeling safer. That's not the same thing as being safer.
I agree and would answer "Not yet". AI can't help you when a drunk/texting driver blows through a stop light and t-bones you. I would feel safer if all cars were computer operated (unlikely to happen in my lifetime).Responding to the question strictly as asked, I've voted no.
Self-driving cars are still too small a fraction of cars on the road to improve my safety.
I eagerly await their widespread adoption.
It is only a matter of time.
The poll asks about feeling safer. That's not the same thing as being safer.
Yeah, I want one of those things that look like a door, then you press the button and put your PIN into it and then arrive where you want in no time at all.
Do I trust them now? Heck no. I won't be on board first or second generation, but third generation I'm all in baby! Can't wait to push that button and take a nap.
I imagine the developers of self driving cars are well aware of issues like this. I feel like this would be a good application of machine learning.In my case I've avoided several accidents over the last few years by thinking ahead and taking what I know about human behavior into account. I'm thinking specifically about avoiding running into pedestrians, including children or drunk people who are not watching out for themselves. I'm talking about some very complex situations in crowded areas, or situations where people can't be seen until they jump out in front of you.
I'm sure there are types of crashes where we are much safer, but at the end of the day nothings going to save you from a pickup t-boning you driver side.Personally, the only thing that made a notable difference in safety in my lifetime is the major improvement in tire construction. Today's tires stick to road a lot better than they used to and that is the only thing that really makes me feel safer.
I can add one to that statistic. The only accident I was involved in I was standing still behind another car entering a parking. Apparently they changed their mind and decided to back out of the parking. The very young driver had trusted his friends saying "all clear". A self driving car would not have done that.the only crashes I've been in could have been avoided with a self driving car