News: Borenstein Delivers Presentation on Self-Driving Cars and Ethics

Jason Borenstien

Posted July 22, 2017

Dr. Jason Borenstein, Director of Graduate Research Ethics Programs and Associate Director of the Center for Ethics and Technology, co-presented with Dr. Keith Miller, a computer scientist at the University of Missouri - St. Louis, a talk entitled "Self-Driving Cars: An Examination of Ethical Issues at the Micro and Macro Scale" at the annual meeting of the National Society of Professional Engineers. The presentation took place on July 21 at the Marriott Marquis in Downtown Atlanta.  The overarching focus of the presentation was on the ethical responsibilities engineers have related to the design and use of a self-driving car.  Dr. Borenstein discussed a variety of timely and important ethical issues including the Trolley problem and how drivers might interact with the technology.  

For further information on Dr. Borenstein and his presentation, see here.