Recording of City Visions conversation May 13 about driverless cars in California.
Google's self-driving cars have been seen all over Bay Area roads for several years, but now that California has passed SB 1298, autonomous vehicles could become a reality here much faster than many people have predicted. Will these 'driverless' cars prevent some of the 5 million motor accidents in the United States by eliminating human error and distraction? How will manufacturers resolve the safety and liability issues related to autonomous vehicles? What about the privacy concerns about the data that self driving cars will collect?
Thursday at 7pm, Marilyn Pittman visits with digital pioneer Karen Wickre, who is currently the Editorial Director for Twitter and a former Google content strategist. She co-founded "Digital Queers" in the early 1990s, helping connect gay rights groups with technology and each other, and was a site manager for the world's largest LGBT site, planetout.com.
[After broadcast date, you can listen here to a soundfile of the program.]
Women are twice as likely to consult Google for a health diagnosis as opposed to a real doctor — but apparently one in four women end up misdiagnosing themselves from the information they get on the Internet.