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Robot cars probably won't happen, sniffs US transport chief

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Re: I'm not sure I understand

It goes beyone that. The ethics of who to kill in an unavoidable accident has barely been discussed.

Child runs in front of car. Should car kill child or swerve and kill an 80 year old? If swerve, how many 80 year olds are equivalent to one child?

What about the disabled?

This is all stuff that human drivers can't process quickly enough. Computers can, so we need to make some decisions.

Remember the HP webcam that followed you around? Unless you were black when it would follow any white person instead! What's going to happen when we find that a driverless car is more likely to kill certain races? It's not being racist, just can't distinguish some skin colours so well.

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