Autopilot could be 10 x safer than humans
The latest lie is pretty amazing, though non-AI-related. Musk lied that he had funding secured for his private buyout of Tesla Inc. when all he wanted to do was punish the (legion) short sellers – those entertaining the view that Elon’s lies would come back to bite him – and Tesla – in the not-to-distant future. The SEC is investigating.
With ramping up Tesla production, maybe Musk will pull it off – maybe with all the cash generated by the lies (inspirational lies) the bumps in the production road will be ironed out and overcome. But Autopilot is a different story. The lies about Autopilot won’t be overcome by hype, spin and taking four times as long as predicted to achieve a goal. With the current state of AI knowledge – and the current state of Tesla Autopilot – they will never be overcome.
Musk’s repeated lies and spin about Autopilot being or almost being a full replacement for human perception and judgement is simply grossly irresponsible.
Though he’s now saying Autopilot will never be perfect, since nothing is perfect, but that still, Tesla Autopilot … could be 10x safer than humans. There’s just something fundamentally wrong with Musk’s intellect. The bizarre thing is so many people believe the drivel he speaks.