Who’s to blame when an autonomous car kills?
30 Apr 2018
Who’s to blame when an autonomous car kills?

With self-driving cars making the headlines for all the wrong reasons and the public’s perception of their safety dubious, car manufacturers need to clarify who is at fault when accidents occur. Canvas8 spoke to three experts to understand who is liable when autonomous cars go wrong.

Mark Hemsted

Mark Hemsted is a partner at Clyde & Co. Mark leads Clyde & Co's volume motor practice, handling portal claims, multi track injury, credit hire, recoveries and overseas claims.

Alex Salkever

Alex Salkever is a futurist, technology leader and vice president of marketing communications at Mozilla. He is co-author of ‘The Driver in the Driverless Car: how technology choices will create the future’ and has previously served as the technology editor at BusinessWeek.com and as a guest researcher at the Duke University Pratt School of Engineering.

David Polgar

David Polgar is a pioneering tech ethicist, responsible tech advocate, and founder of the non-profit All Tech Is Human. He sits on multiple boards focused on improving our tech future and is a member of TikTok's Content Advisory Council. His work around tech ethics, digital citizenship, and what it means to be human in the digital age has been featured on CBS This Morning, TODAY show, BBC World News, and many more. As the leader of All Tech Is Human, which is committed to building the responsible tech pipeline and uniting a diverse range of stakeholders, he has spearheaded working groups and reports on improving social media, the business case for AI ethics, and human experience.

Lara Gil

Lara Gil is on the client service team at Canvas8. She is a Fashion Futures graduate from University of the Arts London. She’s an information geek, passionate about social responsibility and ‘all round’ sustainability.