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May 28, 2020

About the webinar

The future of automotive and mobility is straight ahead. At this webinar, you will have the opportunity to meet key employees from Luxoft’s Autonomous Drive division who are driving our vision of the future of mobility forward. Also, we have a special guest joining this webinar who will question the value of the predominant approach to the ethics of self-driving cars. The talk will not aim to debunk the value of the trolley problem, but rather to urge the involvement of alternative ethical theories and a wider range of experts from the humanities.


Thursday, May 28, 2020 – 4 PM CET


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16:00 – 16:10 Welcome and general overview

16:10 – 16:45 – How to Drive an Autonomous Car in the Real World: From Sensors to Trajectories by Polina Kondratieva, Luxoft Architect and Senior Software Developer

16:55 – 17:30 – Ethics of Self-Driving Cars and the Importance of Trans-Disciplinary Approaches by Oliver Quick Ph.D. Philosophy in the context of Human Robot Interaction

17:40 – Amazon Gift Card Giveaway


About the speakers:

Polina Kondratieva - Luxoft Architect and Senior Software Developer

Polina is a senior software developer with over 12 years of experience in industrial development, 7 of them spent working with AD clients. Holding PhD degree in natural sciences, her knowledge spans a wide area - from internal software component design to hardware testing for AD. Her areas of expertise include software quality, specification, environmental modelling software component development in C/C++, source code management systems and continuous integration platforms, visualization (e.g. for intuitive testing), automated testing (unit and module testing), and hardware testing (HiL testing).

Oliver Quick – Ph.D. Philosophy in the context of Human Robot Interaction

Oliver Quick is a Ph.D. fellow at Aarhus University and a member of the Research Unit for Robophilosophy, a trans-disciplinary group dedicated to value-driven design for social robots. His current research pertains to human empathy and sympathy faculties, how they can be simulated in social robots, and what the ethical implications of doing so might be. He also works within the domains of animal ethics, social acceptance of robots, and moral agency. Before beginning his MA in philosophy, he spent some years as an elementary school teacher in the US, teaching bilingual mathematics, science, and history.

What Is LTS

Luxoft Technology Series (LTS) is a series of free online events with famous IT lecturers who have rock star status in the IT community. It is targeted at IT professionals who have an interest in obtaining an expert level of knowledge.