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Giving Algorithms a Sense of Uncertainty Could Make Them More Ethical


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Credit: Ms. Tech

Algorithms are increasingly being used to make ethical decisions. Perhaps the best example of this is a high-tech take on the ethical dilemma known as the trolley problem: if a self-driving car cannot stop itself from killing one of two pedestrians, how should the car's control software choose who live and who dies?

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