Self-Driving Cars More Likely To Hit Black People

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Could self-driving cars have a racial bias?

According to a study from the Georgia Institute of Technology, self-driving cars are more likely to hit a person of color.

After testing the vehicles’ detection systems, researchers found that the system better-detected people with lighter skin tones leaving people with darker skin tones identified five percentage points less.

The results leaving the researchers to believe the “state of the art” detection sensors needs a few more tweaks to better protect pedestrians. 

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