“Will your driverless car kill you so others may live?”

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Philosopher Eric Schwitzgebel (UC Riverside) weighs in here.
(image: Illustration by Wes Bausmith / Los Angeles Times)

UPDATE: reader Ryan Jenkins helpfully submitted links to some of the extensive previous coverage of the topic not noted in Professor Schwitzgebel’s piece:

http://www.wired.com/2013/07/the-surprising-ethics-of-robot-cars/

http://phys.org/news/2014-08-ethics-driverless-cars.html#nRlv

http://www.wired.com/2014/08/heres-a-terrible-idea-robot-cars-with-adjustable-ethics-settings/

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