Imagine you’re driving at 60mph and an old lady shows up in the middle of the road. Situations like this with a possibility of accidents often put the drivers in a dilemma as to whom they should save. And as the self-driving cars are presumed to be the transportations of the future, it has become vital to know what the artificial intelligence of those cars’ decide in this kind of situation.
To address such situations of moral dilemma faced by human drivers, researchers from MIT have developed a website called Moral Machine. The website intends to know the “human perspective on moral decisions made by machine intelligence, such as self-driving cars” based on different situations.
There could be different scenarios. You might have to choose from a little child or an old lady, or from you and your fellow passengers or some pedestrians. It depends on the human driver that whose life is worth saving. Your input is taken as an outside observer on several accident scenarios that may rise in front of an autonomous car. This will help those cars to make the right choice when those situations become real.
So, if you want to help your self-driving car to decide whom it should kill in such situations, try Moral Machine.