The computer brains inside autonomous vehicles will be fast enough to make life-or-death decisions. But should they? A bioethicist weighs in on a thorny problem of the dawning robot age.
The concept of your car being smarter than you is generally unattractive to most people that will be buyers of cars in the future. The missing element is a conscience, a uniquely human possession. Consciences demand moral training and are influenced by the environment each of us live in. I don’t think anyone will be able to train a robot or car to replicate that and own the liability that goes with it.