Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates “Driverless Cars” – Adam Smith Society’s National Meeting (NYC)
Proponents claim driverless cars will drastically improve our lives, with fewer auto accidents, less traffic congestion and carbon emissions, and greater accessibility for those with physical limitations. Opponents, however, argue that autonomous vehicles will increase traffic, render current infrastructure obsolete, jeopardize millions of jobs, or even lead to potential disaster due to programming errors or hackers. Should we give this new technology the green light, or proceed with caution? During this live debate, economic development expert Jeffrey Sachs and self-driving technology company Aurora's CEO Chris Urmson will argue in favor of the motion. Debating against them will be NYU data-journalism professor Meredith Broussard and MIT transportation researcher Ashley Nunes.