Friday October 23, 2015

Why Self-Driving Cars Must Be Programmed to Kill

I think there should be a button on the dash that let's you select the "killer" mode you want. What!?! They do it for performance levels, why no body count? big grin

And that raises some difficult issues. How should the car be programmed to act in the event of an unavoidable accident? Should it minimize the loss of life, even if it means sacrificing the occupants, or should it protect the occupants at all costs? Should it choose between these extremes at random?

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