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Old 11-28-2017, 12:33 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I think there are several huge hurdles to overcome, before it has a chance of becoming a reality:

Technical complexity

Legal liability


I think it will take a massive leap in computing power (quantum computing?) in order to overcome the massive job if first gathering ALL the data, and then figuring out what it is - and then it has to logically "decide" what to do. And then have a redundant back up for all the technical systems.

Who / what is responsible for what happens? How do we decide who / what is responsible?

We have not even gotten side video mirrors approved for use - how can we possibly approve fully autonomous cars?
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