Self-Driving Car Ethics and Dilemmas

When should a self-driving car kill you?

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Wed, Dec 16th, 2015 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

With the self-driving car wars ramping up, the director of the Ethics & Emerging Sciences Group at California Polytechnic State University, gives a TED-Ed talk on the dilemmas self-driving cars will face when making life-or-death decisions.

Self-driving cars are already cruising the streets today. And while these cars will ultimately be safer and cleaner than their manual counterparts, they can’t completely avoid accidents altogether. How should the car be programmed if it encounters an unavoidable accident? Patrick Lin navigates the murky ethics of self-driving cars.

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