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Chris K. Haley
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Interests: Futurism, The Singularity, Artificial General Intelligence, Robotics, Nanotechnology, Mathematics, Quantum Mechanics, Cosmology, Cognitive Psychology, Consciousness, Metaphysics, Philosophy.
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Chris K. Haley is now following Joel
Jun 15, 2012
If my brakes fail because of a design flaw by a manufacturer and my car collides with another vehicle, there is a compelling argument to hold the manufacturer liable, not me, if I could not reasonably still avoid the accident. The question of fault is not black and white and can be decided with many outcomes by different juries. Imagine we are in "stage 1", and I am required to take control of the vehicle at any time. I'm ultimately responsible if the vehicle decides to go into the oncoming lane and I don't take control to correct it. I would probably be held at fault by a jury. However, in "stage 2", where there is no requirement for a competent driver to be able to take control, there no longer is a driver in control of the vehicle. For example, imagine an elderly patient being driven alone to a medical appointment. It's similar to riding in an autonomous tram at an airport today. The manufacturer assumes much of the responsibility for the operation of the vehicle. The problem is that, even if fully autonomous driving makes the public safer as a whole, the liability costs for the manufacturers for even a few individual accidents will make them reluctant to make the technology generally available without assurances of liability immunity.
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Self-driving car technology is advancing rapidly. Humans will no longer be permitted to drive and will yield control to safer, self-driving cars. Continue reading
A poll by InsiderAdvantage and WSB-TV has confirmed what metro Atlanta commuters have known for nearly two months now: the implementation of the I-85 HOT lane project has been a complete failure. InsiderAdvantage CEO Matt Towery told WSB reporter Lori Geary: "It's a total disaster. Without doubt one of the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2011 at Stop Peach Pass
A trio of groups opposed to the use of High Occupancy Toll (HOT) lanes in Georgia have formed a coalition in support of their common cause. Victor A. Ramkisson of Against The Peach Pass, Howard Rodgers of Stop the HOT Lane! and Chris K. Haley of Stop Peach Pass announced... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2011 at Stop Peach Pass
I've seen the news reports which show commuters who have had to alter their route to take side streets. This would seem to be a natural way that some people will have to use to manage the added commute time. However, I looked for, but wasn't able to document that type of effect in the data. It's possible that a longer sampling interval might pick this up.
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Overview The State Road and Toll Authority (SRTA) and other state officials have reported increased usage of the recently implemented I-85 HOT lanes in a positive light. However, this does not present a complete picture of the total effect of this system on the entire driving population. SRTA and other... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2011 at Stop Peach Pass
That's a great question. I haven't found anything stating one way or another yet, but I did see a related exemption for foreign governments and organizations here: The recipient shall not assess congestion charges against any vehicles owned or operated by any foreign government or international organization or its representatives, officers, or employees if notified by the U.S. Department of State that, pursuant to U.S. international legal obligations, the vehicles are exempt from such charges;
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The Georgia State Road and Toll Authority First created by the Georgia General Assembly in 1953 as the State Toll Bridge Authority, this organization evolved over the years into the Georgia State Road and Toll Authority (SRTA). It is the only organization with the power to develop and operate toll... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2011 at Stop Peach Pass
iStockphoto / vladacanon Metro Atlanta Commuters suffered through a fourth day of agonizing traffic along I-85 due to the recent conversion of 16 miles of HOV lanes to toll lanes using the Peach Pass system. While Governor Nathan Deal announced that tolls would be capped, the message was of little... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2011 at Stop Peach Pass
We're getting some local press at
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Please note - I had to change the Twitter account to @PeachPassSucks - please follow this account now, and retweet!
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We're getting lots of re-tweet activity on Twitter, however, Twitter just suspended the @StopPeachPass account, most likely because I was following too many people. I've appealed the suspension, and believe that the account will be reinstated, but do not know where this stands in their queue. If anyone has any connections at Twitter, please help!
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StopPeachPass - thank you for your support! I want to thank everyone for your support and for signing this petition. The commute on I-85 this evening was awful for the third day in a row. The impact of the conversion of the 15.5 mile stretch of I-85 from an HOV lane configuration to a toll lane is substantial. In the span of just a few hours, we have nearly 50 petition signatures and traffic to the site continues to grow thanks solely to YOUR efforts to spread the word! I will continue to post updates on (aka as this movement grows. Many additional efforts to take this cause to the next level are in progress. For those of you who use Twitter, you can follow this cause at @StopPeachPass Thanks!
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My commutes have been 30 minutes longer both ways every day this week. I've continued to leave earlier and earlier in the morning, but everyone else seems to have the same idea. This system is making congestion worse. I believe that HOV lanes can play a valuable part, but this toll system does not.
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iStockphoto / Tim McCaig Metropolitan Atlanta continued widening its social stratification with the opening of the I-85 Express Lane system. As expected, the commute was significantly longer for drivers who did not choose to pay for the privilege to drive in lanes that their tax dollars had already paid for.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2011 at Stop Peach Pass
Researchers predict market behavior with a nearly 90% success rate using social network information. Continue reading
Chris K. Haley is now following The Typepad Team
Mar 15, 2010
Can a mathematical prediction be made as to when Human-Level Artificial Intelligence will arrive? Continue reading
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Hi Michael, I'm truly honored that you stopped by to visit this site! I'll be at AGI-08 in Memphis in March. If you happen to be going as well, I'll look forward to seeing you there.
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I spent some time thinking about your comments, and posted my latest article with my ideas.
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That's a great thought provoking question. You've given me an idea for my next article - I'd like to solidify my strategy in that regard. There are a significant number of existential risks associated with these technologies, and that's why I have been careful about who I associate myself with. The Singularity Institute has a goal of developing Friendly Artificial General Intelligence. Also, the main reason I joined the Lifeboat Foundation was that it provides a way to thoughtfully manage existential risks associated with the Singularity. As with anything that has the power to be used in inappropriate ways, I believe that these technologies will try to be exploited by undesirable entities no matter what we do, so it's best that we stay ahead of the game by developing them first, and developing ways to protect ourselves by using them. Only a small minority of the general public has knowledge of these ideas at this point because of relatively low media coverage. Over the next few years, as the time horizon for deploying them shortens, the general public will begin calling for more government regulation, and it's organizations like the SIAI and Lifeboat Foundation that they will turn to for guidance.
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