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Ethical dilemma

Post by big mervyn » Sat Jan 19, 2019 5:55 pm

The AA send me these monthly motoring surveys.

This month's one featured autonomous cars and posed this dilemma:

You are driving an autonomous vehicle and 2 young children suddenly run into it's path. The car is travelling at such a speed that it is unable to stop in time. There are 3 options, each potentially resulting in at least one fatality.

1. Carry on and run over the kids.
2. Swerve to the right ploughing into the back of a stationary HGV.
3. Swerve to the left hitting 2 elderly pedestrians on the pavement.

Which do you choose?
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Re: Ethical dilemma

Post by Dave » Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:53 pm

If the elderly couple don't have the last name Windsor or Mountbatten, then into the lorry.
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Re: Ethical dilemma

Post by big mervyn » Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:58 pm

Dave wrote:If the elderly couple don't have the last name Windsor or Mountbatten, then into the lorry.
I'd imagine that's the option "Kit" would choose.

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Re: Ethical dilemma

Post by Rooster » Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:29 pm

Over the kids otherwise you will be in the wrong, this assumes you are fully legal driving the car in first instance
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Re: Ethical dilemma

Post by big mervyn » Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:36 pm

Rooster wrote:Over the kids otherwise you will be in the wrong, this assumes you are fully legal driving the car in first instance
There's no legal right or wrong from the driver's perspective here. The car is in complete control. You get to choose your own preferred options.

There were actually 2 scenarios. In the first one, somebody else is in the car. In the second one, you are.

I wasted the pensioners in both instances :lol:
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Re: Ethical dilemma

Post by Frank » Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:33 pm

I'd think you'd have too hit the kids first as they would be the ones with the potential longest lifespans.
Then reverse over the old people if poss before ending it with a game of chicken with the HGV.
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Re: Ethical dilemma

Post by Rooster » Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:09 pm

big mervyn wrote:
Rooster wrote:Over the kids otherwise you will be in the wrong, this assumes you are fully legal driving the car in first instance
There's no legal right or wrong from the driver's perspective here. The car is in complete control. You get to choose your own preferred options.

There were actually 2 scenarios. In the first one, somebody else is in the car. In the second one, you are.

I wasted the pensioners in both instances :lol:
In self driving cars at present have you still not to be in control if something goes wrong ?
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Re: Ethical dilemma

Post by Dave » Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:13 pm

I see Mountbatten is out driving again.
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Re: Ethical dilemma

Post by big mervyn » Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:34 pm

Rooster wrote:
big mervyn wrote:
Rooster wrote:Over the kids otherwise you will be in the wrong, this assumes you are fully legal driving the car in first instance
There's no legal right or wrong from the driver's perspective here. The car is in complete control. You get to choose your own preferred options.

There were actually 2 scenarios. In the first one, somebody else is in the car. In the second one, you are.

I wasted the pensioners in both instances :lol:
In self driving cars at present have you still not to be in control if something goes wrong ?
This is a hypothetical future scenario.
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Re: Ethical dilemma

Post by Rooster » Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:49 pm

big mervyn wrote:
Rooster wrote:
big mervyn wrote:
Rooster wrote:Over the kids otherwise you will be in the wrong, this assumes you are fully legal driving the car in first instance
There's no legal right or wrong from the driver's perspective here. The car is in complete control. You get to choose your own preferred options.

There were actually 2 scenarios. In the first one, somebody else is in the car. In the second one, you are.

I wasted the pensioners in both instances :lol:
In self driving cars at present have you still not to be in control if something goes wrong ?
This is a hypothetical future scenario.
If that the case then depends on the programmers thoughts
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