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Driving in the AI Era: Will Fear of AI Change Cost Lives?
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Driving in the AI Era: Will Fear of AI Change Cost Lives?

Last Updated on December 21, 2023 by Editorial Team

Author(s): Pranath Fernando | AI Consultant

Originally published on Towards AI.

When your preferences cause more deaths, it might be time to reflect
Image by Dalle-3 and the author

You know that, sadly, many people die every year from driving accidents.

But do you know how many?

The World Health Organisation estimates around 1.3 million people die, and over 50 million are injured every year worldwide from road traffic crashes.

It’s an absolute tragedy, as well as the millions of other people, friends, and families that are affected by those who have died.

If that wasn’t bad enough, you see frequent reports in the media of AI autonomous driving cars injuring people in accidents.

Let’s be honest: when you see all this in the news, it can be hard to be optimistic that things can get better, right?

Or, maybe you feel like just tuning out, ignore it, and focus on other things that make you feel good, like watching Juggling Pandas on YouTube.

Photo by prottoy hassan on Unsplash

But I don’t believe you’re the kind of person who doesn’t care about these things and wants to ignore them (but maybe, like me, you do like Juggling Pandas).

I believe you’re the kind of person that does care, and would like things to improve.

So, is there a way you can reduce traffic deaths? Yes, I believe there is.

And this involves learning more… Read the full blog for free on Medium.

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