Ummm hold up, what?? Yes, a small study assessed whether scientists can predict (i.e. model) how we as humans make moral decisions - things like if, in order to save 5 people, you had to push a stranger off train tracks, would you do this (and no I did not make up this situation, it's actually studied)? This is pretty big because up until now scientists didn't think this could happen so things like self driving cars would have needed to be more limited in their use because something could pop into the road (like a dog and person) and the cars wouldn't know how to make the decision on what to do (let's say if swerving was going to make them hit one). There are still other challenges with self driving cars, but if scientists can expand this research and predict how we make moral decisions on the road, then these computers could start making decisions without us... and the bigger question is if something does happen, who is at fault? I'm interested to know what you think!