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News Mercedes to Kamikaze Self-Driving Cars

Discussion in 'Technology' started by The Flying Sloth, Oct 16, 2016.

  1. The Flying Sloth

    The Flying Sloth Development Senior Management Development Team

    Jun 29, 2015


    source: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/10/12/mercedes_autonomous_car_will_run_over_pedestrians/


    First of all,
    what is the Trolley Problem?

    There is a runaway trolley barreling down the railway tracks. Ahead, on the tracks, there are five people tied up and unable to move. The trolley is headed straight for them. You are standing some distance off in the train yard, next to a lever. If you pull this lever, the trolley will switch to a different set of tracks. However, you notice that there is one person on the side track. You have two options: (1) Do nothing, and the trolley kills the five people on the main track. (2) Pull the lever, diverting the trolley onto the side track where it will kill one person. Which is the most ethical choice?



    A Mercedes Representative Responds With This,
    Quote
    If you know you can save at least one person, at least save that one. Save the one in the car

    Hmm, seems a little shit to me,
    What about you guys?