Azim Shariff, Moral Machines: The Social Dilemmas of Self-Driving Cars (Ethics of AI in Context)

Ethics of AI in Context

Per University of Toronto COVID-19 instructions, this event is cancelled until further notice.

Moral Machines: The Social Dilemmas of Self-Driving Cars

With the rapid approach of self-driving cars, we are poised to yield autonomy to millions of machines that will have the power over life and death. The road to this future has a bright promise, but as we are beginning to see, there are numerous psychological roadblocks. Many of these involve thorny ethical challenges that come when the moral decisions that are today made by individual drivers are turned over to preprogrammed algorithms. How should these cars be programmed to mete out risks to the various people on road? Who determines the ethics of these algorithms? I will discuss the recent work with my collaborators on the social psychological challenges that await us in the age of moral machines.

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Azim Shariff
University of British Columbia

Tue, Mar 31, 2020
04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Centre for Ethics, University of Toronto
200 Larkin