Cars Against Humanity: A DIY interactive exploration into the ethics of Self-Driving Vehicles

Lina Alagrami

Tom Glover

Half-day workshop - in English

Fasten your seat-belts and prepare to face your inner biases as you embark on an interactive and live exploration of the future ethical dilemmas faced by designers of autonomous driving software. We revisit the original "Trolley Dilemma" and add a modern-day twist to understand the implications of real-time data being infused into this early 20th Century ethical thought experiment. The more people that attend, the more exciting will be the outcome as this will involve a live, yet anonymous mobile voting session.

The best part of this is that you get the build the solution yourself! In this workshop you’ll build your own privacy-aware, open source, reusable IoT voting system using the BBC micro:bit with a touch of Bluetooth.
The micro:bit is a tiny programmable computer which has been stripped down to the basics for simple, fun, creative coding!
The micro:bit gives you the choice of coding in JavaScript, Python or even visual blocks (drag and drop).
You’ll get to write code to submit and register your vote with the Pixl.js receiver to explore the ethicality of IoT and autonomous vehicles.

Github link for code used in workshop:

Primarily for: Developers, Tester/test leads, Project managers, Architects, UX specialists, Security professionals, Product developers, Managers, Scrum masters, Agile coaches, Designers, Others

Participant requirements: A laptop (with USB ports or adapters to connect a USB cable).