Hey, Who’s Driving that Trolley? 🚋

It is interesting to think about how cultural differences will impact reactions to some AI decisions and could make it difficult to scale a product with localizing it. 🤔

A study by the MIT Media Lab has collects global input on variations of the classic ethical dilemma thought experiment, the trolley problem, and found interesting distinctions between cultures. This could help AI developers work through ethics and bias issues, especially in the autonomous vehicle space. But the study noted an important caveat, this data isn’t a requirement or even a suggestion, it is just an input for consideration. Problematic trends shouldn’t be perpetuated in software. 🚫

Src: MIT Tech Review