Morality, the next frontier in human-computer interaction
John Pavlus reflects in the MIT Technology Review on a short essay by Gary Marcus in the New Yorker about the ethical quandaries raised by Googleâ€™s driverless car.
“The real problems that artificially intelligent cars will bring with them,” he says, “arenâ€™t the grand techno-ethical abstractions mulled over by the Singularity Institute, but practical issues of product and interface design, constrained by the usual vicissitudes of politics and economics. For better or worse, itâ€™s the designers, lawyers, and consumersâ€”not the philosophers or academicsâ€”who will be the ultimate arbiters of what passes muster as a “moral machine.'”