Incident 4: Uber AV Killed Pedestrian in Arizona

Description: An Uber autonomous vehicle (AV) in autonomous mode struck and killed a pedestrian in Tempe, Arizona.


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Alleged: Uber developed and deployed an AI system, which harmed Elaine Herzberg and pedestrians.

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Sean McGregor, Khoa Lam


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