DCL Presents: Dr. Jason Borenstein

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    • Friday September 22, 2017
      11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: TSRB
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Summary Sentence: Dr. Borenstein will give a talk, "Self-Driving Cars and Ethics: An Overview of Design Challenges"

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The Decision-Control Lab invites you to hear

Self-Driving Cars and Ethics: An Overview of Design Challenges

a talk by

Dr. Jason Borenstein

Friday, September 22
11:15 a.m.
TSRB Auditorium

About the Talk:
Engineers are in the process of developing and deploying a broad range of vehicles with varying levels of autonomy.  As these vehicles start to appear on the roads more regularly, the importance of examining the extensive collection of ethical issues that could emerge becomes increasingly pressing.  Key ethical issues that warrant examination include potential “Trolley problems” and complexities associated with design decisions to take the human driver “out of the loop” from operating a vehicle.  Given how unpredictable interactions between human users and automated systems may be, engineers will need to work with various stakeholders in the effort to uphold public safety.

About the Speaker
Jason Borenstein, Ph.D., is the Director of Graduate Research Ethics Programs and Associate Director of the Center for Ethics and Technology. His appointment is divided between the School of Public Policy and the Office of Graduate Studies. He is an assistant editor of the journal Science and Engineering Ethics, co-editor of the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy’s Ethics and Information Technology section, and an editorial board member of the journal Accountability in Research.  He is also editor for Research Ethics for the National Academy of Engineering's Online Ethics Center for Engineering and Science. Dr. Borenstein’s research interests include bioethics, engineering ethics, robot ethics, and research ethics. His work has appeared in numerous professional journals including AI & Society, Communications of the ACM, Science and Engineering Ethics, the Journal of Academic Ethics, Ethics and Information Technology, IEEE Technology & Society, Accountability in Research, and the Columbia Science and Technology Law Review.

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