Law's Halo and the Moral Machine
18 Pages Posted: 14 Jan 2020
Date Written: December 23, 2019
How will we assess the morality of decisions made by artificial intelligence—and will our judgments be swayed by what the law says? Focusing on a moral dilemma in which a driverless car chooses to sacrifice its passenger to save more people, this study offers evidence that our moral intuitions can be influenced by the presence of the law.
Keywords: moral judgment, artificial intelligence, self-driving cars, machine learning, autonomous vehicles, trolley problem, experimental philosophy, moral psychology
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Huang, Bert I., Law's Halo and the Moral Machine (December 23, 2019). Columbia Law Review, Vol. 119, No. 7, 2019, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3508903
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