In the fall of 2017, The Autonomous Foundation will introduce four level 5 self driving busses to the streets of the municipality of Vesthimmerland. The busses are going to figure as supplement to the existing collective transportation. A rather big question comes to mind; how will an autonomous vehicle make a decision between either the driver’s life or the person standing in the way, in a situation where only one can survive? Can we, as humans, claim that technological systems should be able to make ethical decisions? Is it even possible to implement such ethics? Fortunately a rather new research project named HERA is experimenting with programming ethics into machines. By the use of logical formalization, the research team are implementing existing ethical theories with the goal of promoting robotic reasoning. Our project aims to query the, in our opinion, lack of ethical discussions regarding new technologies in the public domain. Besides having examined the outcome of three interviews with experts in their respective fields of autonomous transportation, ethics and philosophicalengineering, we have inspected several reports and bills. In the light of our interviews, ethical theory and human reasoning, we provide our own analysis of machine ethics and outline a feasible future where humanities and technical sciences are reliant on each other.
|Uddannelser||Filosofi og Videnskabsteori, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor|
|Udgivelsesdato||28 maj 2017|
- Kunstig intelligens