CorruptUser wrote:Except I don't jump in front of trees, but I do walk across streets, so I'm going to care more about one than the other.
And off topic, but hippies chaining themselves to trees; good or bad?
If a human sees someone walking on a sidewalk that is not near any crosswalks and frequently looking over their shoulder, they could by stopping near the pedestrian, flashing their high-beams and slow down if the pedestrian runs across, or slow to a speed that is easier to stop at.
If a AI sees someone walking on a sidewalk that is not near any crosswalks and frequently looking over their shoulder, it would consider this data irrelevant and would continue operating as if the pedestrian was not there. Sure, someone could program the AI to respond differently in this situation, but there is no way for a person would be able to predict every situation that could possible happen.
P.S. [The relationship between humans and the environment] is a complex, multifaceted issue that requires extensive study just to begin to understand, so any binary question on this issue is inherently inaccurate. Fun fact: substitute the bracketed section to get my opinion on political parties, abortion, campaign finance, taxes, the Middle East, terrorism, gun control, racism, Islam*, methods to generate energy, college costs, sexism, and hate speech. Pretty much everything except Trump.
*By this I mean how some people use Islam to justify actions and institutions that many people find objectionable (e.g. women cannot drive).