Driverless Cars at the Moral Crossroads: Philosophy Talk LIVE with guest Joshua Greene

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

7:00 pm

Cubberley Auditorium Map

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Philosophy Talk, McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society, Symbolic Systems Program

DRIVERLESS CARS AT THE MORAL CROSSROADS

Experience a live taping of Philosophy Talk radio, and see how much fun thinking can be

Autonomous vehicles are quickly emerging as the next innovation that will change society in radical ways. Champions of this new technology say that driverless cars, which are programmed to obey the law and avoid collisions, will be safer than human controlled vehicles. But how do we program these vehicles to act ethically? Should we trust computer programmers to determine the most ethical response to all possible scenarios the vehicle might encounter? And who should be held responsible for the bad − potentially lethal − decisions these cars make?

Join our live audience at Stanford as we record Philosophy Talk, the nationally syndicated public radio show. Our host philosophers will take the wheel with special guest Joshua Greene—Professor of Psychology at Harvard University and author of "Our Driverless Dilemma: When Should Your Car be Willing to Kill You?" In addition to thought-provoking conversation, questions, and laughter, the show will feature Roving Philosophical Reporter Liza Veale, satirist and Sixty Second Philosopher Ian Shoales, and musical guest the Tiffany Austin Trio.

When:
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Where:
Cubberley Auditorium Map
Admission:

Admission is free; advance registration is required

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