November 2017 Bar Bulletin
By Michael A. LoCoco
Automation is rapidly making its way into nearly every industry and aspect of our lives. As software becomes more sophisticated, as devices are increasingly interconnected, our ability as a species to develop machines to do work for us is growing. These machines are doing this work with a minimum of human oversight, and in some cases, none.
Perhaps the most ambitious endeavor in the realm of automation is the attempt to develop driverless cars. Motor vehicles are a watershed invention. As they became ubiquitous they allowed for people to live farther from where they worked and from the places they...