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Paul Crawford Silver badge

Software versus microcode?

I wonder what is really more likely to be wrong: the CPU executing the software, or the actual software itself?

While having a trap for a hardware error in the CPU registers is a good thing it is only a start, you need to have ECC memory as well and even both are not a substitute for an overall hardware watchdog to deal with, say, an OS-level lock up.

Then we are still left with the rather uneasy aspect of how reliable and safe the masses of AI-based image recognition and driving control code can really be.

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