Do AI Rules Engines “deliberate” any differently between rules with moral weight over none at all. Rhetorical..?
The ethics that will explicitly and implicitly be built into implementations of autonomous vehicles involves a full stack of technology, and “business” input. In addition, implementations may vary between manufacturers and countries.
In the world of Kosher Certification, there are several authorities that provide oversight into the process of food preparation and delivery. These authorities have their own seal of approval. In lieu of Kosher authorities, who will be playing the morality, seal of approval, role? Vehicle Insurance companies? Car insurance will be rewritten when it comes to autonomous cars. Some cars may have a higher deductible or the cost of the policy may rise based upon the autonomous implementation.
Conditions Under Consideration:
1. If the autonomous vehicle is in a position of saving a single life in the vehicle, and killing one or more people outside the vehicle, what will the autonomous vehicle do?
1.1 What happens if the passenger in the autonomous vehicle is a child/minor. Does the rule execution change?
1.2 what if the outside party is a procession, a condensed population of people. Will the decision change?
The more sensors, the more input to the decision process.