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S&S Dialogues: Driverless Cars - Are We Ready to Hand Over the Wheel?

20oct12:00 pm1:00 pmS&S Dialogues: Driverless Cars - Are We Ready to Hand Over the Wheel?

Location

Science & Society Classroom, North Building 232

304 Research Drive, Durham, NC 27708

Time

(Thursday) 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm(GMT+00:00) View in my time

Event Details

Driverless cars could save lives by replacing distracted, impaired, and otherwise imperfect human drivers with machines at the wheel. Recently, the Obama administration has promised strong safety oversight and has given the green light to automakers eager to roll out this new technology. Are we ready to let robots do the driving? How should lawmakers at the local, state, and national level set policy to determine liability, thwart harmful use, and protect consumer privacy?

Dr. Michael Clamann, senior research scientist at the Duke Humans and Autonomy Lab at the Pratt School of Engineering, and Dr. Walter Sinnott-Armstrong, Professor of Practical Ethics in the Duke Department of Philosophy and the Kenan Institute for Ethics, will lead us through a discussion of the key technological and ethical issues posed by driverless vehicles.

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