Machine Morality

google_driverless_car_at_intersection-gk-1One of the challenges of new technology, especially those fueled by AI, is the morality of choices that must be considered. While self-driving cars are creating more buzz and attention, the question of how they should behave in regard to their passengers and other drivers/pedestrians is becoming increasingly pressing. So with that, I give you an experiment from MIT that puts you in control: The Moral Machine. Now you can face the same dilemmas that the designers and ultimately legislators will face when considering self-driving cars and other autonomous technology.

Go through the scenarios and at the end it scores you based on your preferences and behaviors from the selections you’ve made. Are you making your selections based on age, societal role, gender, adherence to the law, etc.? Are you saving more dogs and cats? None of the choices are easy.

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