The Trolley Problem: What Would You Choose?
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The Trolley Problem: What Would You Choose?

Would you kill one person to save five people? With the increasing popularity of self-driving cars, the famous ‘trolley problem’ has turned from a philosophical riddle into a real issue awaiting a solution. Researchers from the MIT Media Lab’s Scalable Cooperation group have surveyed over 2 million citizens from over 200 countries about morally difficult … Continue reading

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Had you recently visited our maths department, you would have felt like during the World Cup: students and researchers engaged in heated discussions while watching a 45-minute-long video. Only instead of a football game, we followed a lecture broadcast from Heidelberg in Germany. On Monday 24th September, Sir Michael Atiyah, the esteemed Fields Medalist and … Continue reading