Teaching Morality to Self-Driving Cars

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You can already find self-driving cars roaming our roadways as companies are honing the technology behind our next evolution in transportation. The likes of Google, Uber, Tesla, and traditional manufacturers, GM, Toyota and others, are racing to market with their own models of autonomous vehicles.

In the development of these technologies, there are many implications to consider. One of the most controversial has been teaching morality and ethics to these machines. Inevitably, situations will arise that force the vehicles to make a moral decision. For example, should the vehicle crash or hit a pedestrian?

In this case study, you will discover a short video, an article, an exercise and a short assignment to learn more about this issue and consider its many complexities.

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