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“We’re heading towards hell”: Expert shares concerns with autonomous vehicles

CBS News Saturday, 31 August 2019
The race to create the self-driving car continues at a feverish pace, with major players pumping billions into the effort. The intense pursuit may have led to corporate espionage: this week, former Uber engineer Anthony Levandowski was charged with 33 counts of trade-secret theft and accused of bringing key data from Google to rival Uber. Kevin Delaney, editor-in-chief and co-CEO of Quartz, joins “CBS This Morning Saturday” to discuss the latest tech headlines.

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