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AI driverless cars machine learning

Autonomous cars will be required to make value judgments which must be pre-programmed. What should we tell them to do? To understand decisions human drivers would make before determining the ethical decisions that cars should make, researchers crowdsourced the question by launching a game called Moral Machine in which players are presented with a version of the trolley problem. The results suggest that if billions of driverless cars in the future are all programmed to make the same judgement call, it may be a lot more dangerous for some people to cross the street than others.

The New Yorker, 24 January 2019

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Courage. It’s at the heart of every important decision. Chris Hughes, co-founder of Facebook, published an op-ed in The New York Times outlining his concerns with the company’s size and influence, and why he wishes he’d had the courage to talk to someone at the company about them.
New York Times, 9 May 2019

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