MIT researchers from CSAIL, the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, recently created an autonomous driving system that can better account for poor driving from cars around it. In order to create the system, the MIT researchers used several principles form social psychology to train the system to identify certain actions as selfish or selfless.
After the system was exposed to different driving styles it was able to predict other driver's behaviors more accurately. The system had a 25% increase in its ability to predict if other cars would merge lanes or make an ill-advised turn.
The team of MIT researchers will now look to adapt the system to be used with pedestrians and cyclists.
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