9 Case W. Res. J.L. Tech. & Internet 1 (2018)
The Modern Trolley Problem: Ethical and Economically-Sound Liability Schemes for Autonomous Vehicles

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Journal of Law, Technology & the Internet * Vol. 9 * 2018


     The Modern  Trolley Problem:  Ethical and Economically-Sound   Liability
                       Schemes  for Autonomous   Vehicles

                             Amar  Kumar  Moolayil*

                                  ABSTRACT

       The   paper  synthesizes modern   scholarship in  the fields of  Artificial
Intelligence law, Ethics, Corporate Liability, and Economics to develop potential
liability schemes that the automotive and insurance industries may impose  when
autonomous   vehicles eventually come  to dominate the roadways.  By  addressing
the issues of whom  the autonomous  vehicle's Al protects and who  bears liability
in the event of an accident-two  issues that this author believes are critical to the
successful  adoption  of autonomous vehicle technology-the transition from
human   drivers to Al drivers will be less contentious. Because  of the prescient
nature of  the topic, as well  as a discussion  of the intersectionality of Law,
Technology,   Philosophy,  and  Economics,  this paper  will appeal  to a  broad
readership, especially those interested in autonomous vehicle technology and  the
implications that their wide-spread use will have on the law.























JD/MBA   Candidate, Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Class of 2018; B.A. 2014
Loyola University Chicago. I wish to sincerely thank Professor Juliet P. Kostritsky for her
comments on earlier drafts of this note, as well as her help in navigating the publishing process. I
also wish to thank my friends and family, whose support made the writing process all the more
bearable. Finally, a special thanks to editorial staff of the Journal of Law, Technology, and the
Internet, whose hard work and dedication made the publication of this note possible.
Responsibility for any mistakes remain mine alone.

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