Confront Moral Conundrums: Who Should Self-Driving Cars Save?

When a self-driving car’s brakes fail and it has to barrel down one of two lanes, each occupied with two people, which lives should it take? Self-driving cars will be one of the biggest technological transformations in the day-to-day lives of Americans. Before we endow millions of vehicles with autonomy over our lives, though, we need to carefully consider the ethical decisions we are yielding to our robot chauffeurs. This interactive session will guide select experts and the audience through the moral conundrums facing those who are programming our automotive future.

Speakers: Azim Shariff
Festival: 2017

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