Autonomous systems based in artificial intelligence (AI) are increasingly entering people's daily work and life. A major category is autonomous vehicles (AV). The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration hopes that future AVs can drastically reduce fatalities by eliminating driver errors that account for 94 percent of fatal road accidents. However, a study has shown that 35 percent of 8,571 American drivers surveyed did not believe that AVs could operate safely without driver control. In recent years, there have been several fatal AV-related accidents. Failures have also occurred in other autonomous systems, including autonomous weapons, Google Flu Trends, and…
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