The coming age of lorries that drive themselves or robots that perform surgery is fraught with legal and ethical issues, says a new report.BBC NEWS | Technology | Autonomous tech 'requires debate'
The Royal Academy of Engineering says that automated freight transport could be on the roads in as few as 10 years.
Also, it says, robotic surgery will begin to need less human intervention.
But it suggests that much debate is needed to address the ethical and legal issues raised by putting responsibility in the hands of machines.
Wednesday, 19 August 2009
BBC NEWS | Technology | Autonomous tech 'requires debate'
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