Future America’s roads will be filled with millions of self-driving cars. After a woman died in Arizona following a collision with one of Uber’s AI-driven cars, it has become clear that we need to regulate this rapidly growing and increasingly dangerous industry, asserts David Fickling of The Washington Post. Silicon Valley has shown its ability to innovate at breakneck speed, in this case literally. Revolutionizing America’s roads with fleets of self-driving cars comes with the risk of more fatalities due to AI drivers. Innovation is good, but we need to slow it down in this sector to ensure that no more people die unnecessarily.
The crash involving a self-driving vehicle that killed a woman in Arizona is the first known fatality due to this new technology. This incident should not result in restrictive regulations on the booming industry, which, on average, makes streets safer, infers Karishma Albal of The State Press. AI-driven vehicles generally perform better than humans, as they don’t suffer from tiredness, distractedness or the effect of alcohol or drugs. As of yet, there are still some errors to iron out, but with time, such vehicles could end up saving many lives. This technology should be developed further to increase its safety as soon as possible.