Four short links: 22 September 2016

Ops Papers, Moral Tests, Self-Powered Computing Materials, and Self-Driving Regulation

By Nat Torkington
September 22, 2016
Four Short Links
  1. Operability (Morning Paper) — text of a talk that was a high-speed run past a lot of papers that cover ops issues. Great read, which will swell your reading list.
  2. Moral Machine (MIT) — We show you moral dilemmas, where a driverless car must choose the lesser of two evils, such as killing two passengers or five pedestrians. As an outside observer, you decide which outcome you think is more acceptable. You can then see how your responses compare with those of other people.
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  4. Self-Powered “Materials That Compute” and Recognize Simple Patterns“By combining these attributes into a ‘BZ-PZ’ unit and then connecting the units by electrical wires, we designed a device that senses, actuates, and communicates without an external electrical power source,” the researchers explain in the paper.
  5. NHTSA Guidance on Autonomous Vehicles — requires companies developing self-driving cars to share a lot of data with the regulator.
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