Survey Polls the World: Should a Self-Driving Car Save Passengers, or Kids in the Road?

"“The core problem, I think, is going to occur many times a day in the real world, just not in a crazy crash dilemma,” says Patrick Lin, a philosophy professor at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, who specializes in the ethics of emerging technologies and was not involved with the study.

“The big value I see in the Moral Machine experiment is that it helps to sniff out key areas of disagreement that we need to address,” Lin says. Given time to reflect, most survey respondents might well agree with the experts."