@ dabebermanI think a more fundamental problem with autonomous driving may be proving the algorithms won't suddenly make a life-ending decision incorrectly, but not because of a software bug, just the way the algorithms work.
Good point. It doesn't have to be an official "bug" to kill, just an algorithm that didn't take a particular set of circumstances into account!
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