Moral Machine

Imagine following case: A self-driving car with one occupant drives down a small one-way-road in the city and out of the nowhere a child crosses the street. There is not enough time to brake and there is no space to avoid a crash by steering. The only two possibilites the car has is either to hit the child or to evade and hit the wall. To make the dilemma even harder assume that both decisions lead to the certain death of either the child or the passenger. Which decision would you make? Which one is ethically correct? Is any of both?Read More »

Why I donated to Wikipedia

Well, it’s that time of the year again where Jimmy Wales is once again asking millions of Wikipedia users to donate a few bucks helping them to keep their lights on. Since Wikipedia calls itself nonprofit, independent and ad-free they are mostly depending on donations. In todays email Wikipedia claimed they would not have to fundraise for years if everyone would give today but appearently only 1% of the users donate an average amount of $15.Read More »