How Researchers Program Robots to Make Moral Decisions and the Challenge That Presents

IEEE Spectrum explores how researchers program robots to make moral decisions and the challenge that presents. There is no clear guide that humans agree on for morality, and research shows that people expect robots to behave differently than other humans when making potentially life-or-death decisions.

Whether it’s in our cars, our hospitals or our homes, we’ll soon depend upon robots to make judgement calls in which human lives are at stake.