Joshua Brown was just one of the more than 37,000 people who died in car crashes in the US last year—but his death continues to make headlines. Brown became the first person killed by an autonomous vehicle when his Tesla Model S collided with a truck while in Autopilot mode

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Don’t kill humans. Reuters reports that autonomous-car software must be “programmed to avoid injury or death of people at all cost.” It overcomes any further questions about whether one life is more important than another by adding that vehicles must be blind to the age, gender, or physical condition of people involved in any accident

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Bioethics with Jeffrey Kahn

December 15, 2016

Host, Tom Hall is joined by Dr. Jeffrey Kahn, the director of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics. He stops by Midday from time to time to talk about how ethicists help us frame the questions we need to ask when we are confronted with new research possibilities, or new advances in science and technology. Today’s topic: Autonomous cars.

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Self-driving cars are already cruising the streets. But before they can become widespread, carmakers must solve an impossible ethical dilemma of algorithmic morality

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