Our new paper on self-driving cars now out in Science

Our new paper on self-driving cars now out in Science

Azim’s new paper with Jean-François Bonnefon and Iyad Rahwan on the ethics of autonomous vehicles now out in Science. Paper is available here. Abstract below. Be sure to check out the accompanying website http://moralmachine.mit.edu/ to test your own ethical attitudes and design your own scenarios. Josh Greene’s perspective of the piece is available here.       Abstract Autonomous vehicles (AVs) should reduce traffic...

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Income mobility and inequality tolerance: new paper in Perspectives

Income mobility and inequality tolerance: new paper in Perspectives

  Azim’s new paper with Dylan Wiwad and Lara Aknin now published in Perspectives on Psychological Science. This paper looks at how the perception of income mobility makes people more tolerant of income inequality. Abstract below and paper available here. American politicians often justify income inequality by referencing the opportunities people have to move between economic stations. Though past research has shown associations...

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Clarifying misconceptions about my position on free will

Though this is typically a forum for news about the lab, and I don’t typically write blog-type posts, I wanted to make an exception to make some clarifications about a discussion of our research on another blog. Jerry Coyne, a biologist, had a post about free will, compatibilism and morality on his blog whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com, in which he heavily discussed—but misrepresented—an article that Kathleen Vohs and I wrote for...

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