Podcasts

Dr. Noah Goodall
Dr. Noah Goodall

Why don’t we have autonomous cars already? Dr. Noah Goodall, a Research Scientist at the University of Virginia, explains the challenges of getting computers to think like humans. He talks about ethically crashing and the elegance of designing an automobile that considers the difference between a car or a plastic bag.

You may have seen the movie “I, Robot” and heard of “Asimov’s Laws of Robotics”  (sited in the interview)

When many first encounter machine ethics, they are reminded of Isaac Asimov’s Laws of Robotics reprinted here with references to computers replaced by automated vehicles. 

1. An automated vehicle may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human
being to come to harm.
2. An automated vehicle must obey orders given it by human beings except where such
orders would conflict with the First Law.
3. An automated vehicle must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not
conflict with the First or Second Law.

Link: http://people.virginia.edu/~njg2q/ethics.pdf

Latest Stories

in Albemarle County, Charlottesville City, Local, Surrounding Counties, UVA

Missing Woman’s Loved Ones Hold Beep For Bonnie Event In Albemarle

Santiago Bonnie 71514

The family and friends of Bonnie Santiago held a Saturday event promoting their search for the missing woman.

in Local Sports, Sports, UVA, UVA Sports

Virginia Falls Just Short Against #7 UCLA

UVA Helmet 90509

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP)– UCLA scored three defensive touchdowns before Brett Hundley led them on a critical second-half scoring drive and…

in Entertainment

This weekend’s celebrity birthdays

diaz

A look at the celebrities who will be celebrating this weekend.

in Albemarle County, Charlottesville City, Local, Surrounding Counties, UVA, Virginia Assembly

UVA Architect David Neuman Will Leave In October

Neuman David 91410

David Neuman, who's responsible for UVA's historic preservation and major projects, will leave the Grounds in October

in Albemarle County, Local, Surrounding Counties, Virginia Assembly

MHS Athletic Director, Two Others, Plead Guilty To Bid Rigging

Barnes Fitzgerald 92807

The athletic director at Monticello High School and two other men plead guilty to rigging bids on athletic apparel and must pay fines.