February 18, 2016

Feds: The AI in Google's Self-Driving Car Is Now a Legal Driver

A car's legal driver doesn't always have to be human, according to U.S. vehicle safety regulators—it can also be artificial intelligence.

The National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration told Google that the artificial intelligence system that controls its self-driving car can be considered a driver under federal law. The legal interpretation by federal regulators was made in response to a November petition from Chris Urmson, the director of Google's self-driving car project.

Read more... http://fortune.com/2016/02/10/google-self-driving-cars-artificial-intelligence/

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