The penny is dropping on driverless cars.

This is a nicely succinct piece about the slow progress being made on the widespread deployment of driverless cars. As the writer observes, most humans only need a few dozen hours to learn how to drive. Driverless cars need millions of hours and they are still not good enough. To be fair, we hold human drivers and machine drivers to different standards. But the real problem is that human drivers can generally deal with brand new situations. Driverless cars cannot. The penny will drop soon. Once we have cracked the driverless car problem, we will also have developed artificial human-level intelligence. They’re the same problem.

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