Saving lives with big data and AI requires better infrastructure

Government representatives and key stakeholders from more than 80 countries gathered in Stockholm last week for the third Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety. I was also in Sweden to talk about the important contribution that artificial intelligence (AI) and big data can make to the EU’s ambitious goal of reducing road fatalities and serious injuries to zero by 2050.

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As Adina Vălean, the EU’s Transport Commissioner, said in Stockholm last week: “No road users should have to die because of a human error.” Indeed, the large-scale introduction of self-driving vehicles will significantly reduce the number of accidents on Europe’s roads. We need to be realistic, however, because these vehicles are unlikely to be widely available before 2030.

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