Imagine you are part of an ethics and moral commission of a major automaker. You have the task to make decisions about the behaviour of the autopilot in safety-relevant situations.
Try to figure out how you personally feel about the topic. Should the autopilot actively intervene in dangerous situations and abruptly change lanes or should it not change direction and thus avoid a possible collision with other road users in the other lane? Should the autopilot always put the personal well-being of the driver above that of other road users? Should the autopilot make a difference between men and women? Children and adults? Humans and animals?
Who do you think should be part of such an ethics and morality commission? Which people with which professional backgrounds should be involved besides the developer?
Try to explain your opinions on these morally very difficult questions to the other members of the Commission. Try to understand each other’s point of view and discuss the decision-making behaviour of an autopilot.
What parameters should an autopilot use to make decisions?