Scientist: Patrick Lin

Patrick Lin, director of the Ethics + Emerging Sciences Group, based at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis ObispoPatrick Lin is the director of the Ethics + Emerging Sciences Group, based at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, where he is also a philosophy professor. He has published several books and papers in the field of technology ethics, especially with respect to robotics – including Robot Ethics, human enhancement, cyberwarfare, space exploration, nanotechnology, and other areas.

He has been affiliated with several other leading organizations, including Stanford Law School’s Center for Internet and Society, Stanford’s School of Engineering (CARS), 100 Year Study on AI or the World Economic Forum.

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Patrick Lin about autonomous cars

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Patrick Lin about autonomous cars

Computer vision, including algorithms that process images, still need improvement. They still have a hard time picking up small objects, like animals, as well as distinguishing shadows and dark spaces, like a pothole.

Autonomous cars : will roads be safer if algorithms replace human drivers?

Autonomous cars : will roads be safer if algorithms replace human drivers?

Research on autonomous cars has received a boost from the European Parliament, but the technology still raises many questions. Can it be safe and ethical? Will it totally eliminate the need for human drivers? And, of course: when will this happen?