Self-driving cars will eventually change everything, supposedly. That's the forecast from Securing America's Future Energy, a Washington, DC located organization pushing the effort to reduce America's usage of oil and to grow the overall use of alternative fuels. This new report, called America’s Workforce and the Self-Driving Future: Realizing Productivity Gains and Spurring Economic Growth, predicts that the market could reveal new technological and economic growth on a level not witnessed since the dawn of the space age. Said U.S. Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich:
Self-driving cars represents the moonshot for artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning. when AVs can pilot through a city like Washington, D.C., using AI, that means AI is ready for prime time in every single industry in America. It will change everything in this country.
The report predicts autonomous vehicles will contribute some $800 billion annually “in economic and societal benefits” when AVs are fully deployed. The benefits will come from cost savings related to reduced crashes, fuel efficiency and better access to transportation.
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