[ExI] Self-driving cars to make moral and ethical decisions like humans

Dan TheBookMan danust2012 at gmail.com
Tue Jul 18 01:24:06 UTC 2017

On Jul 17, 2017, at 5:47 PM, William Flynn Wallace <foozler83 at gmail.com> wrote:
> billk wrote:   people would like some say in how the car AI is programmed, before entrusting their​ ​lives and their families lives to it.
> I can't see laws mandating conditions that would make people not buy the cars.  Protect all the passengers, then the other vehicle's passengers, then consider damage.
> Any other set of conditions, I think, will create buyer resistance.

On a tangent from this topic, I was wonder if with self-driving cars it wouldn't make more sense to move away from ownership to something like a subscription model. I only need a car when I want to go somewhere... since it's self-driving, once it gets me there, it can run other errands -- presumably moving other people around -- until I need to go somewhere else. A subscription for self-driving cars might mean I subscribe to the service, use it when I need it and might not always be using the same car.

Regarding the moral decisions thing, I think people will actually show themselves not to differ so much here when it comes to selecting actual AIs that decide one way or another. 


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