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Monday, August 22, 2016

Autonomous Vehicles Might Develop Superior Moral Judgment

John Martellaro
The Mac Observer
Originally published August 10, 2016

Here is an excerpt:

One of the virtues (or drawbacks, depending on one’s point of view) of a morality engine is that the decisions an autonomous vehicle makes can only be traced back only to software. That helps to absolve a car maker’s employees from direct liability when it comes life and death decisions by machine. That certainly seems to be an emerging trend in technology. The benefit is obvious. If a morality engine makes the right decision, by human standards, 99,995 times out of 100,000, the case for extreme damages due to systematic failure causing death is weak. Technology and society can move forward.

The article is here.
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