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Tue, Nov 25
The ethics of driverless cars
If a driverless car has to choose between crashing you into a school bus or a wall who do you want to be programming that decision? “Digital Human” radio host Aleks Krotoski explores ethics in technology.
Join Aleks as she finds out if it’s even possible for a device to ‘behave’ in a morally prescribed way through looking at attempts to make a smart phone ‘kosher’. But nothing captures the conundrum quite like the ethical questions raised by driverless cars and it’s the issues they raise that she explores with engineer turned philosopher Jason Millar and robot ethicist Kate Darling.
Professor of law and medicine Sheila MacLean offers a comparison with how codes of medical ethics were developed before we hear the story of Gus a 13 year old whose world was transformed by SIRI.