Algorithmic Dilemmas

Stroller Dilemma

What would you do if you were at the wheel of a car and had to choose between plowing into a baby stroller, an elderly person, and a pregnant woman or a ridiculous number of baby strollers?

Better yet, what should a machine-learning algorithm embedded in a self-driving vehicle do?

These and more scenarios (along with somewhat humorous user-generated submissions) can be tackled in the Moral Machine, courtesy of MIT.

And if you need to work on those ethical muscles, head over to Quose and tackle some real-life dilemmas, or take a short quiz at The Moral Sense Test.