Moral Machine's perspective on autonomous vehicles

Artificial intelligence decision-making programming is judged by the public in a new study from a US university.

Autocar Pro News Desk By Autocar Pro News Desk calendar 10 Aug 2016 Views icon9570 Views Share - Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to LinkedIn Share to Whatsapp

The public’s perspective on which decisions autonomous cars should make in fatal situations is being surveyed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

MIT’s ‘Moral Machine’ poses numerous scenarios to the public in which an autonomous vehicle would need to decide who to kill. Respondents are given two choices, and in each, lives must be lost – there is no non-fatal option. To make each scenario and the victims of each clear, a written explanation is provided, in addition to the graphic demonstration.

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