We’ve heard a few politicians and automotive execs say that driverless cars need to be “perfect” before they’re safe enough to put people in them — that “99% isn’t good enough.”

It’s likely we will hear more of such rhetoric in the near future, as special interest groups lobby against the technology. Trouble is, “perfect” is impossible.

To understand why a “perfect” self-driving car is a preposterous demand, you have to understand what it means to be confronted with a problem whose degrees of difficulty inc increase exponentially… like folding paper.

Read more: Self-Driving Cars Will Never Be 100% Safe, Because We Don’t Understand Math — Medium

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Published by Mike Rawson

Mike Rawson has recently re-awoken a long-standing interest in robots and our automated future. He lives in London with a single android - a temperamental vacuum cleaner - but is looking forward to getting more cyborgs soon.

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