It’s happened. A person has died in a an accident involving a driverless car, raising difficult questions about what it means to regulate autonomous vehicles, to negotiate control and responsibility with software that may one day be very good, but currently is not. In tracing an ethnography of error in driverless cars, I’m particularly interested […]
I gave my first talk about ethics and driverless cars for a non-specialist audience at re:publica 2016. In this I look at the problem with the Trolley Problem, the thought experiment being used to train machine learning algorithms in driverless cars. Here, I focus on the problem that logic-based notions of ethics has transformed into […]
At re:publica this year giving my first ever public talk about my PhD topic, titled, ‘The problem with Trolleys’, in which I will describe what I think the problem with the Trolley Problem is in its application to the development of ethics in self-driving cars.
How science represents the real world can be cute to the point of frustrating. In 7th grade mathematics you have problems like: “If six men do a piece of work in 19 days, how many days will it take for 4 men to do the same work when two men are off on paternity leave […]
A dwarf called Warren runs the Internet of Things facility and I am in love with him. You can never really rationally explain why you love someone, you just do. Warren is in trouble with his refrigerator. The refrigerator started messaging HOMELYNX about how the cucumber supply was going down faster than usual. For one […]