Autonomous cars

This week, we continued our conversation on robots and ethics by taking a look at ethics issues related to autonomous cars. We read Daniel did a great job of presenting the Awad paper, which highlights the three principles that everyone seem to agree on, and how everyone’s moral preferences diverge from there.

Then we read JafariNaimi paper that provided a contrast — a critique, if you will — of using dilemma scenarios, and algorithmic morality more broadly. This led to a lively discussion about whether autonomous cars should make us pause and think about their place in our society, how our cities would need to be designed differently from the way they are today if they are marked autonomous-cars-only cities.

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