Think of the billions of blips of micro-decisions driverless vehicles will be making in real time. Is there an ethics and morals app for that?
Many people think driverless cars could be the best thing to happen to human transportation since the internal combustion engine. If technology continues to develop at the pace proponents are hoping, a network of self-driving computers could end traffic jams forever, saving untold amounts of fuel and preventing nearly 300,000 deaths due to driver error in the U.S. every decade.
One thing these scenarios leave out, however, are some of the very real, very weird moral dilemmas that go into programming autonomous vehicles.
New York Magazine article here