Can and Should AI Make Life and Death Decisions for Human?

Increasingly, AI is going to be put into situations where it has to make decisions that impact people’s lives.  While there’s a massive difference between what Facebook’s algorithm decides what to place in your feed and a self driving car’s decision to turn into oncoming traffic or hit a child who has lost control of her bicycle.

It’s not too hard to imagine a future where an autonomous drone needs to decide whether to risk the lives of busload of civilians or lose a long-sought terrorist.  How does a machine make an ethical decision? How can humans teach AIs when humans haven’t quite figured out the big questions either. So far, bots haven’t been exactly perfect in this regard.

This video tackles these questions and more as the leading AI experts, roboticists, neuroscientists, and legal experts debate the ethics and morality of thinking machines.

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