Can Autonomous Cars Learn to be Moral?

It’s a choice no one should ever have to make. Driving down a road bordered by a rock wall on one side and a deep crevasse on the other, I suddenly have to make a terrible split-second decision: Do I hit the pair of lost hikers who just stepped out from a break in the rock face or swerve off the road, sacrificing myself to the 50-foot cliff drop? Thankfully, this didn’t happen in real life—it was just a simulation where people decide how a self-driving car should react in similar situations. The game tests myriad other conditions, too, including a futuristic twist on a classic thought experiment in ethics known as the trolley problem: a self-driving car must decide whether to stay its course and hit the five people…


Link to Full Article: Can Autonomous Cars Learn to be Moral?

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This

Join Our Newsletter

Sign up to our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates about homeAI.info and the Informed.AI Network of AI related websites which includes Events.AI, Neurons.AI, Awards.AI, and Vocation.AI

You have Successfully Subscribed!