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Mercedes answers autonomous car moral dilemma: Yeah, we'll just run over pedestrians

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Re: This is a weaselly excuse...

Designing an algorythm that will "decide" to kill a pedestrian rather than injuring the occupants of the vehicle is effectively manslaughter on the part of the software developers, and don't be surprised if someone goes to jail in a few years time if they're responsible for writing software that does this.

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