Researchers from the University of Tokyo Institute of Industrial Science have now created a biohybrid robot — a robotic device that incorporates living tissue — that remained functional for more than a week
A 50-year-old philosophical thought experiment has been central to the debate about autonomous vehicles. It’s time to give it up.
Ian Bogost: “When engineers, critics, journalists, or ordinary people adopt the trolley problem as a satisfactory (or even just a convenient) way to think about autonomous-vehicle scenarios, they are refusing to consider the more complex moral situations in which these apparatuses operate.”
Costica Dumbrava | A citizen with a view | March 2018
Adam: Have you watched the news?
Eve: Oh! Poor children…
Adam: Imagine, all three of them had genetic mutations that would have prevented them from living worthy lives.
Eve: Lucky fat guy!
Adam: Well, good that the trolley was connected to the Central Unit. Who else would have been able to tell?
Eve: Yet, poor children!