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  1. DD130

    DD130 Active Member

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    Humans should be supervising such dangerous machines, I trust an untrustworthy human than any such automation.
     


  2. Orbie

    Orbie Born Texan TGT Supporter

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    We’re still up there on the power but you better believe that the railroad would like to go to one man crews. I feel that one day trains won’t have anyone on them. It comes down to bottom dollar and computers can be programmed to be more efficient, never get tired and don’t call in sick.
     
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  3. Dawico

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    That is similar to big construction equipment like they use in mines. The really big stuff.

    Diesel fuel runs a generator that powers electric motors at the wheels. There is no transmission.

    Last I heard the biggest front end loader in the world ran 16,000 hp. It has a 4,000 hp electric motor at each tire.

    The technology isn't new but the applications are expanding.
     
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  4. DD130

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    Yeah, I get that, I've been in the software industry for... uh.. a long time. But I also how error and bug prone so many of these systems are when it comes to an exception event, I still think only a Human can solve some problems reliably.

    Maybe I'm just too old, and too many years hands on, to trust technology. :/
     
  5. Orbie

    Orbie Born Texan TGT Supporter

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    Like the self driving Teslas that have crashed and killed people. Can’t be fully relied on.
     
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  6. toddnjoyce

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    Even human failure modes are imperfect and unreliable.

    Technology like this performs in the area of ‘known knowns’ and ‘known unknowns’.

    AI/learning systems can branch into the ‘unknown knowns’, but that’s it for now.

    ETA: add to it the trolley problem, which, when it occurs, results in whatever decision the human designed logic tree allows or prevents, regardless of the ethics behind that decision.
     
  7. Younggun

    Younggun Doer of Deeds TGT Supporter Admin

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    To be fair, Tesla states that it is a driving assist. Not a self driving car. They do not recommend using it in a lot of situations and also tell drivers to remain vigilant.


    It’s not meant to be fully relied on while you lean the seat back and take a nap.


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  8. HKShooter65

    HKShooter65 Well-Known

    Just a matter of time till the technology matures.

    Peculiar emotions are involved.
    Every hour of our lives, on average an American dies in an alcohol related auto accident and we scarcely notice unless it affects us. If one individual a month died in an auto-pilot auto there would be in incredible damning outcry.

    Lots of ethical issues too. Should the auto-pilot vehicle be programmed to swerve to miss three adults in the road if it then runs over one child on the sidewalk? Was reading an article about German Mercedes working on just those ethical issues in their programming.

    Just a matter of tech advancement.
     
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  9. 1911'S 4 Me

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    It’s not meant to be fully relied on while you lean the seat back and take a nap.

    Then it will never go over in the 'hood.
     
  10. Coiled

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    More stupid than having a sound system on an electric RC plane.

     


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