In this episode, John and Sven discuss the methods of technology ethics. What exactly is it that technology ethicists do? How can they answer the core questions about the value of technology and our moral response to it? Should they consult their intuitions? Run experiments? Use formal theories? The possible answers to these questions are considered with a specific case study on the ethics of self-driving cars.
- Peter Königs 'Of Trolleys and Self-Driving Cars:What machine ethicists can and cannot learn from trolleyology'
- John Harris 'The Immoral Machine'
- Edmond Awad et al 'The Moral Machine Experiment'
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