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Ethical Dilemma of Driverless Cars

TED4ESL October 02, 2017

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Task description & scene summary

Task description:
Watch and discuss the questions about the moral code automated cars should have. Go to http://ted4esl.com/the-ethical-dilemma-of-driverless-cars/ for full lesson plan with useful vocabulary and idioms related to expressing opinions.
Scene summary:
What should a driverless car do? What are the ethical choices that we need to code in automated cars? How to create the right approach and adopt it?
Video length: 4 minutes 16 seconds
Video genre: Edu video or lecture, (e.g. amateur educational video, TedEd, TED talk)
Lesson type: Deep listening comprehension - Meaning check ("Do you understand what it means?")
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Communicative function: how to give opinions in English
Copyright license: Creative Commons Attribution No Derivatives License
First published: 2017-10-02, 17:22:18 (GMT+1)

About the author

E-BOOK: 10 LESSONS IN DIGITAL LITERACY

Check out Digital Tools for Teachers - Trainers' Edition (Click here) by Nik Peachey, our Advisory Committee member, an e-book freshly shortlisted for a British Council Innovations Award (ELTONs).

You'll also get a bunch of his e-books for FREE here: Nik Peachey's free e-books on technology in education.

Video quiz questions (printable)

1) What do you think the self-driving car should do?

Answer the question using your own words

2) What is a premeditated homicide?

  • the act of murdering a number of people, typically simultaneously or over a relatively short period of time
  • the crime of killing a person when the killer did not intend to do it or cannot be responsible for his or her actions
  • a murder that was planned in advance and was carried out willfully

3) Which motorcycle should the driverless car hit in this scenario? Why?

Answer the question using your own words

4) Who should be responsible for the deaths and injuries caused by self-driving cars? Owners? Car manufacturers? Car programmers?

Answer the question using your own words

5) Which car would you purchase? The one that would save people or the one that would prioritize your health?

Answer the question using your own words

6) Would it be better if the decisions were made randomly or should the moral code be programmed in cars of the future? If so, who should decide what is programmed?

Answer the question using your own words

Vocabulary list

  • predetermined: decided or arranged at an earlier time
  • particulars: details or information about a person or an event
  • factor sth in: to include something when you are doing a calculation
  • novel: new and original
  • discriminate: to treat a person or particular group of people differently, especially in a worse way from the way in which you treat other people
  • penalize: to cause someone a disadvantage
  • swerve: to turn suddenly
  • murky: used to describe an unclear and complicated situation
  • tempting: having an appeal
  • malice: the wish to harm or upset other people
  • middle ground: An intermediate position or area of compromise or possible agreement between two opposing views or groups
  • deliberate: on purpose
  • boxed in: If someone or something is boxed in, he, she, or it cannot move, because of other people or things that are too close

About the author

E-BOOK: 10 LESSONS IN DIGITAL LITERACY

Check out Digital Tools for Teachers - Trainers' Edition (Click here) by Nik Peachey, our Advisory Committee member, an e-book freshly shortlisted for a British Council Innovations Award (ELTONs).

You'll also get a bunch of his e-books for FREE here: Nik Peachey's free e-books on technology in education.

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Isamabelle
2017-10-22 17:06:11
Thanks
Isamabelle
2017-10-22 17:06:32
Very interesting, thanks!!
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2017-11-02 09:39:10
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2017-11-02 09:39:16
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2017-11-06 09:13:51
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2017-11-06 09:14:07
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2017-11-06 09:14:17
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2017-11-06 09:14:17
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mandinka55
2018-03-25 21:59:01
This is amazing!! thank you for the work that went into it AND for sharing it!!
mmniklas15
2018-04-03 19:59:01
Nice!! Very interesting information and great questions that promote rich discussions. :)