In part two of our look at big data and the ethics of autonomous machines, Dr Louise Dennis examines the choices self-driving cars will face as they take over our roads.
Sometimes, the question is not what a good driver would do but rather, what a good (i.e. moral) person should do. As autonomous machines spread into more and more facets of modern life, from our highways to our hospitals to our homes, Dr Dennis maintains that moral reasoning will increasingly need to be a critical part of their design.

Dr Louise Dennis is a Post-Doctoral Researcher in the Autonomy and Verification Laboratory . She is attached to the Centre for Autonomous Systems Technology (CAST) at the University of Liverpool.

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