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A discussion of autonomous vehicles and moral dilemmas with Mehran Sahami and Rob Reich

Event Details

Sun, February 23, 2020
01:30PM - 03:30PM
Omni Hotel at California Plaza
251 S Olive Street, Los Angeles CA 90012
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$30 general admission (Stanford alumni and guests); $25 recent alumni (UG Alumni 10-19, Grad Alumni 15-19)
Ms. Catherine McMillan

  • What are the implications for society of introducing autonomous vehicles?
  • Do we have obligations to the workforce that would be displaced to the shift to autonomous vehicles?
  • What moral code should an autonomous vehicle follow when confronted with terrible dilemmas?

Join Stanford alums as Mehran Sahami, '92, MS '93, PhD '99, and Rob Reich, MA ‘98, PHD '98, conduct an interactive presentation modeled after their popular class, Ethics, Public Policy, and Technological Change, which examines advancements in computing technology from the perspectives of philosophy, public policy, social science, and engineering. They will guide guests in a discussion on a case study on autonomous vehicles. The goal of this exercise is for all to gain a deeper understanding of the difficult choices that engineers, policymakers, and citizens must face with the advance of artificial intelligence.

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