You may have heard that self-driving cars are safer than cars with human drivers. And that's probably true. Still, as driverless vehicles inch closer and closer to the country's freeways and side streets, we'll probably hear more and more about AI-controlled vehicles getting into deadly accidents. Even a perfect driver can't avoid every accident. So if a self-driving car finds itself in a situation where a deadly accident is inevitable, how should it make a decision to minimize the damage?
The Trolley Problem, Explained
An Old Problem, a New Take
AI-Way to the Danger Zone
Answer for Yourself
Written by Reuben Westmaas November 20, 2018
Wake up with the smartest email in your inbox.
Our Best Articles Daily