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Joshua Brown died when his autopilot system did not recognize a tractor-trailer turning in front of his Model S and his car plowed into it. The Ohio man’s family is now being represented by a law firm with expertise in product defect litigation, and it’s conducting an investigation. The federal government is also investigating Tesla’s autopilot system.

Source: CNN Tech

Date: September 8th, 2016

Link: http://money.cnn.com/2016/07/07/technology/tesla-liability-risk/index.html?iid=ob_article_hotListpool

Discussion

1) At the root of this litigation is whether or not technology should be perfect, or not, when it is being used by humans.  Where do you stand on this?

2) Is it reasonable to assume that autopilot should be perfect, always, for every situation, ever, or does it just need to be “better” than humans?  Which humans does it need to be better than?

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