Exploring the Social Science of Human-Autonomy Interaction

Autonomy Potpourri: Evil smart houses, trucker hats, & farming

Upcoming Netflix movie: Evil smart house terrorizes street-smart grifter

I'm sure this movie will give people positive and accurate portrayals of AI/autonomy, and smart home technology; like Sharknado did for weather phenomena/marine life...

Monroe plays a victim who was a street-smart grifter that has been kidnapped and held captive in order to be part of a fatal experiment. The only thing standing in the way of her freedom is Tau, an advanced artificial intelligence developed by her captor, played by Skrein. Tau is armed with a battalion of drones that automate a futuristic smart house.

Trucker hat that alerts of sleepiness

I bet the main issue will be a problem of false alarms, leading to disuse.

Being a trucker means driving huge distances on demanding deadlines. And one of the biggest dangers in trucking is the threat of drivers falling asleep at the wheel. To celebrate 60 years of truck production in Brazil, Ford decided to try to help the problem by creating a hat that tracks head movements and alerts drivers in danger of snoozing.
Driverless tractors, combine harvesters and drones have grown a field of crops in Shropshire in a move that could change the face of farming. From sowing the seeds to tending and harvesting the crop, the robot crew farmed a field of barley without humans ever setting foot on the land in a world first. The autonomous vehicles followed a pre-determined path set by GPS to perform each task, while the field was monitored by scientists using self-driving drones.