13:30 - 14:00
English
Talk
Everyone
Smart Cities
Dude, Where’s My Autonomous Vehicle?

Short thesis

Exploring the ethical, social and cultural dilemmas of autonomous vehicles

Description

In 2016 researchers at the MIT media lab released a digital game version of the trolley philosophical problem. Adapting it to current time, they explored worldwide preferences on who should die and who should be spared in a car crash involving an autonomous vehicle. More than 2 million people participated from all over the world, and the results are fascinating, but they are but the starting point for a wider conversation. How should we expect an autonomous car manufactured in the US, purchased in Germany and driven to Scotland - or China - to act? The conversation about the ethical, social and cultural implications of autonomous vehicles includes the emotional implications of owning and driving a car, the urban lifestyle and the ambiance of different cities, illegal U-turns, and most importantly, gratuitous honking.

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