A fascinating post by Jean-Louis GassÃ©e on Google’s self-driving car:
The hardware and the software will fail, no question. The real riddle is determining the socially acceptable failure rate. Today, there are aboutÂ 40,000 car fatalities per year. Note the euphemistic â€œcar fatalitiesâ€ or â€œcar accidentsâ€, as if the drivers werenâ€™t to blame. You can imagine the news headlines when the first self-driving car fatality happens: Killer Robot! Killer Software! (A literal killer app?).Â Isaac Asimov, the author of theÂ Three Laws of Robotics will spin in his grave.