Discussions  |    |  June 4, 2016

Moral Math of Robots: Can Life and Death Decisions Be Coded?

Runtime 92 minutes.

Panel Discussion hosted by the World Science Festival. Runtime 92 minutes.

A self-driving car has a split second to decide whether to turn into oncoming traffic or hit a child who has lost control of her bicycle. An autonomous drone needs to decide whether to risk the lives of busload of civilians or lose a long-sought terrorist. How does a machine make an ethical decision? Can it “learn” to choose in situations that would strain human decision making? Can morality be programmed? We will tackle these questions and more as the leading AI experts, roboticists, neuroscientists, and legal experts debate the ethics and morality of thinking machines.