On AI and self-driving cars

Pay close attention to this new post written by Igor Uskov a Law student at the Shevchenko University of Kiev.

As a car enthusiast and a technology geek, I pay close attention to the development of automobile gadgets. There is no doubt that autopilot is one of if not the most perspective of them all. Companies such as Tesla, Google, Yandex and Uber have already succeeded in creating working prototypes. More so, Tesla’s autonomous cars have predicted numerous crashes and you can find videos of that on YouTube. Sadly, there has also been a crash involving Uber’s self-driving Volvo resulting in cyclist woman dying. Although the investigation confirmed that the car wasn’t the one to blame and that the collision was unavoidable, the trust to autopilot has been drastically decreased. But let’s not talk about sad things and focus on the perspectives of this technology. Just think about how it will change your daily commuting not only by a personal vehicle but also by public transport! It will certainly be more relaxing than it is now, especially if the cars will communicate with each other, optimizing speed and density to avoid traffic jams. It may also completely transform autosport, eliminating the need for racing pilots (although I hope that will never happen). To conclude, I’d like to say that as with every other new invention, autopilot has a lot of flaws right now and doesn’t have enough trust from politicians around the world, but it is certainly a remarkable technology, that will radically change our daily lives in a few years.