Bothersome Bystanders and Self Driving Cars Rodney Brooks. As I keep saying, when the algos don’t work, programmers optimize their inputs. And when robot car algos don’t work, their proponents will argue for optimizing the built environment, pedestrian behavior, etc., at public expense. This process appears to be well along.
All EFF’d Up Yasha Levine, The Baffler
The Long View: Surveillance, the Internet, and Government Research Los Angeles Review of Books
British cabinet agrees UK-EU free trade area Brexit plan Raidió Teilifís Éireann. “The three-page document sets out the parameters of a longer white paper on the future relationship, which will be published next week.”
Brexit: Barnier urges Theresa May to reconsider rejected Irish plan Belfast Telegraph
Grand Bargain Taking Shape? U.S. to Pull Out of al-Tanf Gold, Goats, and Guns
US, China deliver on threats as ‘biggest trade war in economic history’ starts at high noon South China Morning Post