The Ethical Dilemma of Self-Driving Cars

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Who should decide the response a self-driving car should make when it encounters an unavoidable accident? Ah, the murky world of technology ethics. Patrick Lin explores some sticky ethical questions in a short video presentation.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Flip the lesson and have class members watch the video, research the provided links, and take the quiz in preparation for a full-class discussion
Classroom Considerations
  • This "thought experiment" merely introduces some of the ethical dilemmas presented by self-driving cars; therefore, use it to launch discussion and further research of technology ethics
  • The resource includes the short video, topics for additional research, and an open-ended discussion prompt
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