RE: Massive attack of USA by terrorists

From: Miriam English (
Date: Tue Sep 11 2001 - 19:49:17 MDT

At 01:31 PM 11/09/2001 -0700, Holden, Steve wrote:
>Per the 'manual override' comment in an earlier post:
>My father flies 757 and 767 airplanes for American Airlines, just like the
>ones hijacked today. It's not possible to disable manual override and put
>them on a collision course.

This is a good argument for having AIs able to override dangerous
situations. I know pilots would not be happy about it, but making planes
"smart" and able to avoid such dangers on their own would make such nasty
acts *way* more difficult.

         - Miriam

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