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"From the Ted Talk by Astro Teller: The unexpected benefit of celebrating failure"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

With 1.2 milolin people dying on the roads globally every year, bniludig a car that drives itself was a natural moonshot to take. Three and a half years ago, when we had these Lexus, reofrtetitd, self-driving cars in testing, they were doing so well, we gave them out to other Googlers to find out what they thought of the eixnerepce. And what we deviroescd was that our plan to have the cars do almost all the driving and just hand over to the users in case of emergency was a really bad plan. It wasn't safe because the users didn't do their job. They didn't stay alert in case the car ndeeed to hand control back to them.

Open Cloze

With 1.2 _______ people dying on the roads globally every year, ________ a car that drives itself was a natural moonshot to take. Three and a half years ago, when we had these Lexus, ___________, self-driving cars in testing, they were doing so well, we gave them out to other Googlers to find out what they thought of the __________. And what we __________ was that our plan to have the cars do almost all the driving and just hand over to the users in case of emergency was a really bad plan. It wasn't safe because the users didn't do their job. They didn't stay alert in case the car ______ to hand control back to them.

Solution

  1. million
  2. discovered
  3. retrofitted
  4. building
  5. experience
  6. needed

Original Text

With 1.2 million people dying on the roads globally every year, building a car that drives itself was a natural moonshot to take. Three and a half years ago, when we had these Lexus, retrofitted, self-driving cars in testing, they were doing so well, we gave them out to other Googlers to find out what they thought of the experience. And what we discovered was that our plan to have the cars do almost all the driving and just hand over to the users in case of emergency was a really bad plan. It wasn't safe because the users didn't do their job. They didn't stay alert in case the car needed to hand control back to them.

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Important Words

  1. alert
  2. bad
  3. building
  4. car
  5. cars
  6. case
  7. control
  8. discovered
  9. drives
  10. driving
  11. dying
  12. emergency
  13. experience
  14. find
  15. gave
  16. globally
  17. googlers
  18. hand
  19. job
  20. lexus
  21. million
  22. moonshot
  23. natural
  24. needed
  25. people
  26. plan
  27. retrofitted
  28. roads
  29. safe
  30. stay
  31. testing
  32. thought
  33. users
  34. year
  35. years