When Robots Take the Wheel

Event date(s):
Tue, 10/24/2017

Allowing Self-Driving Cars to Navigate Life or Death Decisions

Despite the bright promise that autonomous vehicles offer in terms of convenience and safety, people are often unaware of the complex moral decisions that need to be programmed into self-driving cars. Before the keys can be handed over, car manufacturers must design driving algorithms that make difficult ethical trade-offs between the lives of passengers and the lives of pedestrians. Who determines the ethics of these algorithms and how will they be received by the public? Join Social Ecology’s ChangeMakers at the inaugural Daybreak Dialogues speaker series for an engaging discussion with Associate Professor Azim Shariff on the moral and psychological dilemmas of self-driving cars.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017
7:30 – 9 a.m.

The Cove at UCI Applied Innovation
5141 California Ave, Irvine CA 92697

Free and open to the public.
Breakfast will be served.

Contact Jason Creque at jcreque@uci.edu or (949) 824-0174.

Seating is limited. Register by October 19th.



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