At Autonomous Orbs Incorporated, the artificial intelligence guiding all the state-of-the-art, self-driving vehicles could flawlessly anticipate everything that could possibly happen on the road. Each Orb’s Empathy Engine could even provide the perfect atmosphere to match each passenger. A system so finally tuned removed all chance of human error. But what about human stupidity? When legislation insisted on providing a human safeguard, just in case anything went wrong, nobody ever imagined that this might be its ultimate undoing.

During my research for this story, I found some fascinating articles. If you want to geek out read on... 

The Guardian - Your next car will be hacked. Will autonomous vehicles be worth it?

Medium - Where Artificial Intelligence Meets Censorship on Social Media

Wired - Inside Google's Internet Justice League

Engadget - Inside Honda's money-making, AI-based NeuV concept car

Engadget - Facebook developed a censorship tool for use in China

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