The Menace and Promise of Autonomous Vehicles

The Menace And Promise Of Autonomous Vehicles

Source: Jacob Silverman
Affiliation: Longreads

In this article, Jacob Silverman explores the issue of when autonomous vehicles make mistakes and cause accidents. Silverman highlights the story of a homeless woman in Tempe, AZ who was hit and killed by an autonomous vehicle owned by Uber. After describing how the accident occurred, Silverman explains how autonomous vehicle quality standards are determined and how the "trolley question" must be programmed into the autonomous vehicle's decision-making.

Keywords: Computer Science , Self-Driving Cars , Tech Ethics