Main content

Machines and Morals

Machines are merging into our lives in ever more intimate ways. In this week’s Why Factor, Sandra Kanthal asks if now is the moment we need to think about machines and morals?

Machines are merging into our lives in ever more intimate ways. They interact with our children and assist with medical decisions. Cars are learning to drive themselves, data on our likes and dislikes roam through the internet. Algorithms can determine who gets government assistance and help suggest our romantic partners.
But machines learn from the instructions humans give them. So, how do we know that the technology we are creating is going to do the right thing?
In this week’s Why Factor, Sandra Kanthal asks if now is the moment we need to think about machines and morals?

(Photo: Human and Robot hands, Credit: Shutterstock)

Available now

23 minutes

Last on

Mon 2 Apr 2018 05:32GMT

Broadcasts

Why do we look the way we do?

Tattoos, trainers, jeans, hair, ties ... why?

Download this programme

Subscribe to this programme or download individual episodes

Podcast