Our Bodies in the Trolley’s Path, or Why Self-driving Cars Must *Not* Be Programmed to Kill

  title={Our Bodies in the Trolley’s Path, or Why Self-driving Cars Must *Not* Be Programmed to Kill},
  author={Nassim Jafarinaimi},
  journal={Science, Technology, & Human Values},
  pages={302 - 323}
  • Nassim Jafarinaimi
  • Published 2018
  • Sociology
  • Science, Technology, & Human Values
  • The discourse around self-driving cars has been dominated by an emphasis on their potential to reduce the number of accidents. At the same time, proponents acknowledge that self-driving cars would inevitably be involved in fatal accidents where moral algorithms would decide the fate of those involved. This is a necessary trade-off, proponents suggest, in order to reap the benefits of this new technology. In this article, I engage this argument, demonstrating how an undue optimism and enthusiasm… CONTINUE READING
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