This Week on Philosophy Talk
The Deep Dive
You may have noticed a new feature popping up over the last few months at Philosophers' Corner: #FrancisOnFilm. Leslie Francis is a professor of philosophy and of law at the University of Utah, where her fields include applied ethics of all types, disability, philosophy of law, and law and health care. She's also a film nerd whom we recruited to be Philosophy Talk's movie blogger and critic. In addition to offering regular dispatches from the back of the cinema, Leslie and Ken will occasionally get in front of the microphones to take a philosophical lens to the movies on their minds.
Cubberley Auditorium at Stanford University
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 -- 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Driverless Cars at the Moral Crossroads: Philosophy Talk LIVE
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Autonomous vehicles are quickly emerging as the next innovation that will change society in radical ways. Champions of this new technology say that driverless cars, which are programmed to obey the law and avoid collisions, will be safer than human controlled vehicles. But how do we program these vehicles to act ethically? Should we trust computer programmers to determine the most ethical response to all possible scenarios the vehicle might encounter? And who should be held responsible for the bad − potentially lethal − decisions these cars make?