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Re: Not a problem solved

What happens when an autonomous car is approaching an accident and only has a choice between mounting the pavement and possibly killing many pedestrians, or going into the accident and killing the driver?

What are the chances of a competent driving AI finding itself in that situation without having had the chance to anticipate it and take avoiding action? I speculate that if we can work out why the bowl of petunias thought what it thought then an answer to your hypothetical may suggest itself but in the mean time baking would seem a sensible reaction

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