The Attributer’s Blog – Governed

In the previous blog article (Conflicted, April 2019) The Attributer examined the potential conflict between the decisions made by autonomous systems and those made by their human operators. The case study was the alleged failure of the MCAS[1] system on the Boeing 737 Max aircraft and the part it may have played in two recent crashes of this aircraft. The […]

The Attributer’s Blog – Pollution Controlled

The Attributer tries to choose subjects that are topical, so it is important to choose a ‘title attribute’ that is self-explanatory. When it was agreed that the VW scandal would be a good topic, finding a suitable title/attribute was at first puzzling. In calling it ‘pollution controlled’ there is explicit intent to explore the wider meaning of ‘polluted’. Not just […]