ETHICAL AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES
Matthieu Cherubini is a Swiss designer / software engineer based in Beijing where he works for Volkswagen Group - Innovation Center Asia. Previously, he was researching how to design and develop ethical principles in autonomous systems for a global market.
Ses travaux ont été présentés internationalement dans des musées comme le Nam June Paik Art Center, le Centre Pompidou, ZKM, Vitra Design Museum, Mori Art Museum ou House of Electronic Arts.
Many automakers predict that by 2025, most cars will be running on stand-alone systems. While it is legitimate to believe that our roads will be safer with these autonomous systems, the unpredictability of real-life situations involving complex moral and ethical reasoning complicates this assumption.
How can such systems be designed to adapt to the complexity of moral and ethical thought processes, especially when human lives are involved? Like choosing the color of a car, ethics could become a commercial feature of autonomous vehicles that one could buy, change and redeem, according to one's personal taste.
Three distinct algorithms have been created - each adhering to an ethical principle - and integrated into virtual vehicles that will face various ethical dilemmas.