THUNK – 97. Autonomous Vehicle Ethics…?

There’s a lot of talk about the ethics of autonomous vehicles…but maybe it’s not as big a deal as people are making it.

-Links for the Curious-

Patrick Lin’s “The Ethical Dilemma of Self-Driving Cars – www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixIoDYVfKA0

“Why Self-Driving Cars Must be Programmed to Kill” – www.technologyreview.com/s/542626/why-self-driving-cars-must-be-programmed-to-kill/

“How to Help Self-Driving Cars Make Ethical Decisions” – www.technologyreview.com/s/539731/how-to-help-self-driving-cars-make-ethical-decisions/

A chapter from a book on autonomous vehicles written by Lin, detailing many of his arguments for ethical AV design – goo.gl/OKgisk

“Reciprocal Collision Avoidance for Multiple Car-like Robots”, a paper detailing many of the challenges of creating networked automated vehicles (let alone independent ones) – www.disneyresearch.com/wp-content/uploads/alonsomora12icra_paper.pdf

“Driver Killed While Using Tesla’s ‘Autopilot’ Feature” – www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/tesla-autopilot-accident-crash-death_us_577584afe4b0a629c1a95099

Some details about the Apple petition to ban the use of toxic chemicals in some of their manufacturing facilities – blog.greenamerica.org/2014/08/14/victory-apple-to-remove-two-potent-toxins-from-supplier-factories/

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