Ethics of AI-supported autonomous driving
In recent years, artificial intelligence has essentially contributed to the progress of human society in various application areas. However, it also gave raise to questioning its ethical principles in application domains such as autonomous driving. Despite a plethora of research related to acceptance of autonomously driving vehicles in the MIS research community, how ethical principles are seen by individuals have been mostly left out of consideration so far. The goal of this study is to provide an understanding of how people would like AI-enabled autonomous vehicles to behave. Respondents are asked how they would like to see an autonomous car react in different scenarios, who they think should set the standards for the car behavior, and who they think should be responsible for accidents and crashes involving driverless vehicles. The results of the survey are evaluated both in aggregated form and by means of a cluster analysis.