First read this article from the Atlantic, written by Patrick Lin and then answer the questions that follow.
a) Lin contrasts the difference between ethics and laws. Explain why programming autonomous vehicles to strictly follow the Motor Vehicle Act and associated Rules of the Road may not be appropriate. Illustrate your answer with at least two examples, one from the text and one not covered in the text. Your answer should be 200 to 500 words in length.
b) Lin contrasts the difference between levels of responsibility of programmers of autonomous vehicles and drivers of conventional vehicles. Explain this difference and briefly explain whether or not you agree with the author’s conclusion on which should bear greater responsibility for bad outcomes. Your answer should be 200 to 500 words in length.