Trolley Dilemmas Shouldn’t Influence Self-Driving

Trolley Dilemmas Shouldn’t Influence Self-Driving Policies, Experts Argue

One big issue around self-driving vehicles is whether the machine can make the same types of ethical or moral decisions that humans can when faced with a scenario that could cause harm. To study the issue, researchers have used “trolley dilemmas,” hypothetical scenarios in which humans are given a choice of who they would kill with a trolley that is speeding down a path, unable to stop. Psychologists use these types of scenarios to draw insights into human thinking, whether someone would kill an…

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