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Driverless Cars Prompt Challenges in Legal System

January 24th, 2012 · No Comments · News

Check out this very interesting article in yesterday’s New York Times by John Markoff.  By now, most of know that the law often has to play “catch up” in matters of new technology.  Changes of the same sort will also need to be addressed with driverless cars, something that may become a technological reality in the not too distant future.  Although there are many wonderful things that driverless cars can bring to society, many questions also arise:  how would a policeman pull over a driverless car; how would artificial intelligence work at a four-way stop sign?  Is human judgment (in spite of all its faults) still necessary?  Perhaps Siri has some thoughts on this!

~mary anne
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