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 – Non-Conflicted

Within the last 24 hours (as The Attributer writes this) the CEO of Boeing, Dennis Muilenburg, has publicly acknowledged that bad data feeding into an automated flight system on the company’s popular 737 Max jets played a role in two recent crashes [1]. “With the release of the preliminary report of the Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 accident investigation it’s apparent […]