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, Volume 14, Issue 11, pp 16–19 | Cite as

AI and Ethics - When Autonomous Vehicles Make Mistakes

  • Christoph Müller-Dott
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The decision paths within a system with artificial intelligence are unfathomable. Mistakes are difficult to comprehend, but can lead to serious mistakes and ethical questions. In the article, Orange Business Services shows why explainable AI is needed for the responsible handling of artificial intelligence and why blockchain could be a solution.

Autonomous driving cars

Driverless cars, Figure 1, train their Artificial Intelligence (AI) based on neuronal networks and in the course of their runs in test environments. In this context, it has become evident that the vehicles are prone to errors - errors that were partially difficult to understand and trace and that are extremely problematic because wrong decisions of self-driving cars can ultimately put human life at risk. The AI issues revolving around driverless cars, however, also present additional ethical issues.

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© Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, ein Teil von Springer Nature 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  • Christoph Müller-Dott
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  1. 1.Orange Business ServicesMünchenGermany

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