Tuesday, January 24, 2017
The Ethical Machine (part 2)
Some scientists involved in the move to bring self-driving cars to our streets complain that progress could be stalled if cars must be equipped with an ethical engine. One scientist, from the Virginia Tech Transportation Research Council, states that cars are already programmed to make choices, such as slowing down and leaving space after detecting a bicyclist. This is considered “risk management” instead of ethical consideration. Driverless cars currently aren't able to determine the age of a pedestrian or the number of occupants in a car, so MIT's Moral Machine consensus information is considered redundant regarding driverless car development.