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Modern Indentured Servitude in the Gig Economy | IEEE Technology and Society

Katina Michael
August 2, 2022

Modern Indentured Servitude in the Gig Economy | IEEE Technology and Society

Katina Michael
August 2, 2022
In March 2018, the death of Elaine Herzberg, Tempe, AZ, USA, caused by an autonomous Uber vehicle (with a training driver behind the wheel) made headlines. Uber responded by suspending its self-driving program in Phoenix, San Francisco, Pittsburgh, and Toronto. The complexity around determining liability for that fatal accident demonstrates that self-driving cars have had an enormous impact in terms of completely changing the rules of engagement. For the most part, new rules are being established on the fly, without scenario planning or adequate anticipatory governance.

 

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Source: Modern Indentured Servitude in the Gig Economy – IEEE Technology and Society