Blog: Trolley or dolly? Machines, ethics and liability

23 May 2016

BLM's Alistair Kinley writes a blog for Post which examines the 'trolley dilemma' - a thought experiment from the 1960s that questions the ethical course of action when having to choose between two outcomes.

"The 'trolley dilemma' is a thought experiment from the 1960s that questions the ethical course of action when having to choose between two outcomes.

"The moral dilemma involved is the choice, faced by the driver of a runaway trolley bus, between doing nothing and colliding with five people or intervening and colliding with only one."

To read Alistair's full blog and to be redirected to the Post website, please click here.

 

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