The Wire: Steering the Debate Towards Robot Ethics

ostia_flikrI had a great time talking to Ellen Lebeater at The Wire, Australia about autonomous cars, tunnel problems, and robot ethics. Here’s the teaser from their site.

A world where robots cater to our every whim may still be a futuristic dream, but they may soon be our chauffeurs. Autonomous cars are projected to be on our roads by 2020, run by software designed by humans. But ethicists are now raising questions about who should be programming the car where moral dilemmas are concerned. For example, who your robot car should kill in an unavoidable crash situation.

Listen to the full audio.

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