Ethics of Artificial Intelligence in Transport
Bryant Walker Smith, Ethics of Artificial Intelligence in Transport, in The Oxford Handbook of Ethics of Artificial Intelligence (Markus Dubber, Frank Pasquale & Sunit Das, eds., 2020
12 Pages Posted: 15 Oct 2019 Last revised: 16 Dec 2020
Date Written: February 24, 2019
This chapter uses the example of automated driving to highlight key ethical issues in the use of artificial intelligence in transport. These include the tension between technological solutions and policy solutions; the consequences of safety expectations; the complex choice between human authority and computer authority; and power dynamics among individuals, governments, and companies. The chapter begins with the foundational relationship between ethics and transport more generally and concludes with a focus on the trustworthiness of the companies developing and deploying automated motor vehicles (referred to colloquially as autonomous or driverless cars) and other advanced technologies.
Keywords: mobility, transport, transportation, artificial intelligence, automated driving, automation, autonomous, driverless, control, trust, trustworthiness, traffic safety, J3016
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