A driverless car programmed ‘to harm the fewest possible people’ would swerve into a wall, injuring you, rather than hit the three pedestrians. Do you agree with this decision?

An intriguing article presents these ethical dilemmas alongside interactive polls. For this question, 84% of readers agreed that the car should choose to injure you to avoid injuring three pedestrians. Germany has pioneered a simple ethical rule regarding driverless cars so that they must “harm the fewest possible people.” According to this German rule, all humans– including children– are considered […]

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