Self-driving cars may have to be programmed to kill you
The concept of self-driving cars is becoming increasingly popular by the day but they are neither perfect nor very common yet. Companies such as Google and Tesla are working tirelessly in order to perfect the idea of a car that can one day drive on its own. We currently have cars that have intelligent cruise control, parallel parking algorithms and automatic overtaking. But before the idea of self-driving cars is widely accepted, a crucial dilemma of algorithmic morality must be resolved.
In order to motivate this problem, consider the following scenario:
You are driving a car on a highway.