Audio Roundup 2019:20

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by Joel Rich

Osna Haberman, Zachary’s sister said:
“All of our prayers during these 37 years went to one place and we’re here. I thought about what I would do here in this place. I can’t even embrace you. So I thought to turn to the ground and ask the land to embrace you. After a few minutes I understood that I don’t even need to ask.”“The land embraces you so strongly. And why? Because there is absolute love between the son that gave everything for the land and the land itself, and there is a perfect union here. You are together now,”

I’ve heard rabbi Asher weiss make the point concerning the programmers looking at driverless cars from the point of the driver. I suspect that this will be subject to regulation and/or industry standards since divining what the other party will do is a big part of the challenge in the technology. In addition I’m not sure that we will view the programmer as an agent of society rather than as an agent of the eventual buyer

You might also want to think about whether there is an inconsistency between saying that the “driver“ should not be liable for damage if the programmer is programming based on the drivers priorities.

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About Joel Rich

Joel Rich is a frequent wannabee cyberspace lecturer on various Torah topics. A Yerushalmi formerly temporarily living in West Orange, NJ, his former employer and the Social Security administration support his Torah listening habits. He is a recovering consulting actuary.

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