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Life and death decisions of autonomous vehicles

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Fig. 1: People’s choices for how autonomous vehicles should be programmed to act in situations where human lives are at stake (study 1).

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Y.E.B. acknowledges support from the National Science Foundation (SMA-1714298). K.G. acknowledges support from the Charles Koch Foundation and from the National Science Foundation (BCS-1823944).

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Y.E.B. and K.G. planned the research, designed the experiment, collected the data, analysed the data and wrote the paper.

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Bigman, Y.E., Gray, K. Life and death decisions of autonomous vehicles. Nature 579, E1–E2 (2020).

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