Autonomous Technology Requires Caution — And A Leap Of Faith

Historically, every wave of technological innovation — especially those that directly impact human well-being — has had detractors. With autonomous technology, we need to find a balance between caution and Luddism and learn to cherish our deepening relationship with technology. The stories of the global grounding of Boeing’s 737 Max aircraft and the latest Tesla autopilot crash controversy have sparked a wave of outrage and genuine fear about the role of autonomous technology in our lives. The tones are dire: Autonomous technology is a threat to human life. The technology isn’t ready. Society and…

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