Illustrating The Ethical Dilemma of Self-Driving Cars
Patrick Lin, the Director of Ethics + Emerging Sciences Group at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, narrates this recent TED-Ed lesson illustrating the murky ethics of self-driving cars: "Self-driving cars are already cruising the streets today. And while these cars will ultimately be safer and cleaner than their manual counterparts, they can’t completely avoid accidents altogether. How should the car be programmed if it encounters an unavoidable accident?" This TED-Ed short was animated by artists Jiaqi Wang and Kevin O'Shea.