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2019.10.30 - 'The Ethics of Artificial Intelligence: Moral Machines' Public...

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QUT Gardens Point Campus

OJW Room, Level 12, S Block

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Please join members of the QUT Law Lab: Technology, Regulation and Justice and Australian Centre for Health Law Research for canapes and beverages in the Owen J. Wordsworth Room followed by a presentation by Professor Julian Savulescu.


Date: Wednesday, 30 October 2019
When: 5:30pm (Arrival refreshments)
6:00pm to 7:30pm (Presentation)
Venue: OJW Room, Level 12
S Block, QUT Gardens Point Campus
2 George Street, Brisbane

Register: By Tuesday, 23 October 2019

Note: CPD points may be available through your professional association or college.

Abstract: A famous dilemma in philosophy asks whether, if you were on an out of control train speeding towards 5 people on the railway line, you should pull a lever to switch to another track where there is only 1 person. Autonomous cars have brought this question, or questions like it, into reality. Faced with a group of pedestrians stepping out into the road, should the car swerve and hit a single cyclist instead?

A recent global survey on how cars should balance lives, showed some general preferences: to prioritise human over animal lives, to save more rather than fewer lives, and to save the young over the old. Some were culture-specific. People from southern countries, for example, tended to prioritise the lives of females and the physically fit.

Does it matter what the people think when we decide how to program cars? How should we decide what moral choices machines should make?

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