Who Lives and Who Drives?

What happens when machines have to make a choice between human life or death and who bears ultimate responsibility if things go wrong?

Who Lives and Who Drives?

About Who Lives and Who Drives?

Age 14+

We are rapidly approaching a time where self-driving cars will be an everyday reality, and intelligent robots will be making routine decisions about our healthcare treatments. But what happens when machines have to make a choice between human life or death? Join Prof Lilian Edwards, philosopher Dr Mark Sprevak and expert in human interactions with automated vehicles Dr Tyron Louw to discuss how, or if, it’s possible to programme morality and reduce ethics to an algorithm, who decides which principles apply, and who bears ultimate responsibility if things go wrong.

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