Still Waters Posted January 25 #1 Share Posted January 25 (IP: Staff) · The classic thought experiment known as the "trolley problem" asks: Should you pull a lever to divert a runaway trolley so that it kills one person rather than five? Alternatively: What if you'd have to push someone onto the tracks to stop the trolley? What is the moral choice in each of these instances? For decades, philosophers have debated whether we should prefer the utilitarian solution (what's better for society; i.e., fewer deaths) or a solution that values individual rights (such as the right not to be intentionally put in harm's way). In recent years, automated vehicle designers have also pondered how AVs facing unexpected driving situations might solve similar dilemmas. For example: What should the AV do if a bicycle suddenly enters its lane? Should it swerve into oncoming traffic or hit the bicycle? https://techxplore.com/news/2023-01-ethical-self-driving-cars.html 1 Top Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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