We use cookies to track usage and preferences. See Cookie Policy
Pocketmags Digital Magazines
AU
Pocketmags Digital Magazines
Christmas Presents
   You are currently viewing the Australia version of the site.
Would you like to switch to your local site?
Digital Subscriptions > Newsweek International > 15th July 2016 > TEACHING DRIVERLESS CARS WHOM TO KILL

TEACHING DRIVERLESS CARS WHOM TO KILL

WHEN THE WORST HAPPENS, SHOULD AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES MINIMIZE DEATHS OR PROTECT PASSENGERS AT ALL COSTS?

IT’S THE NEAR future. A self-driving car is zipping its passengers down a country road when, out of nowhere, a handful of pedestrians stroll into its way. Either the car plows through them or it swerves into a tree, killing those riding inside. What would you rather it do?

If you’re like the people surveyed for a recent study, “The Social Dilemma of Autonomous Vehicles,” in the journal Science, you’d probably like the car to spare the pedestrians—unless you happened to be riding inside. This urge for self-preservation creates a social dilemma that could delay the adoption of the emerging technology and, the authors of the study wrote, perhaps needlessly doom hundreds of thousands of people to preventable traffic deaths.

READ MORE
Purchase options below
Find the complete article and many more in this issue of Newsweek International - 15th July 2016
If you own the issue, Login to read the full article now.
Single Issue - 15th July 2016
$7.99
Or 799 points
Annual Digital Subscription
Only $ 1.04 per issue
SAVE
87%
$52.99
Or 5299 points
Monthly Digital Subscription
Only $ 1.41 per issue
SAVE
81%
$5.99
Or 599 points

View Issues

About Newsweek International

Can Europe Save Itself? - On the morning after the Brexit vote, a dazed Donald Tusk, president of the European Council, a body consisting of the heads of government of the 28 countries in the European Union, was asked to react to the historic vote. Ironically, he quoted Friedrich Nietzsche, the 19th-century philosopher whose work influenced the rise of German militarism that led to two world wars - the conflagrations the EU was designed to prevent from happening again. “What doesn’t kill you,” Tusk proclaimed, “makes you stronger.”
Ways to Pay Pocketmags Payment Types
At Pocketmags you get Secure Billing Great Offers HTML Reader Gifting options Loyalty Points