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The social dilemma of self-driving cars

by danielrocha published Sep 05, 2016 10:09 AM, last modified Nov 25, 2016 11:22 AM

When it becomes possible to program decision-making for machines based on moral principles, what will prevail: self-interest or the public welfare?

In a series of studies, Bonnefon et al. found that while participants approve stand-alone vehicles that can sacrifice passengers to save others, they prefer not to ride in such vehicles.

Respondents also would not approve self-sacrificing regulations, and such regulations would make them less willing to buy a self-driving vehicle.

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