I Wasn’t Speeding, It Was The AI

Source: The Register I Wasn’t Speeding, It Was The AI

To Err Is Human, To Really Screw Up You Need AI Assistance

McAfee has revealed yet another reason why putting your complete faith in Telsa’s autopilot software, a wee piece of tape will convince the car that 85mph is a reasonable speed limit.  One suspects you could do the reverse with a wee bit of White-Out and reduce a speed limit by an impressive amount.  This is in addition to already known issues, like the large effect tiny stickers can have on pattern recognition or even larger ones

In this case it is the MobilEye EyeQ3 chip which is used in both Tesla’s Model X and Model S vehicles with Hardware Pack 1 using Traffic Aware Cruise Control (TACC).  One hopes a new learning pattern will be forthcoming before too many people with perverse senses of humour start running around taping up speed signs.

A single piece of electrical tape stuck to a 35mph (56kph) road sign is enough to trick the autopilot software in Tesla's vehicles into speeding up to 85mph (136kph).

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