Ethics for Automated Vehicles.
Ever since she was young, Elizabeth Hofvenschioeld has been fascinated by the way new technologies change and enhance our lives and society. As an expert in human-computer interaction, futures research and ethics, she advises the Mercedes-Benz Groupr's developers and strategists on how automated driving systems can also satisfy strict ethical standards. In an interview, the mother of two tells us what a 450,000-year-old stone axe and artificial intelligence have in common, and why the challenges of automated driving are not just technological in nature.
I have always loved technology. That is why I followed my archaeology degree with a second Master's degree in human-computer interaction.
I learned to be open to new cultures and to communicate with others at an early age.
At the age of 40, I was the group's oldest Ph.D. student at the time. Mercedes-Benz truly offers a large number of different career and training opportunities!
Elizabeth Hofvenschioeld (44) Elizabeth "Beth" Hofvenschioeld is the daughter of a Filipina and a Swede, and is married to a German. In addition to German, English and Swedish, she also speaks French, Mandarin and Tagalog. Beth studied archeology, before completing a Master's degree in human-computer interaction. Following her time in Beijing she looked for a new professional challenge, which she found as a Ph.D. student at Mercedes-Benz's Future Research team. Today, she and her team in the legal department advise Mercedes-Benz's developers and strategists on ethical and social matters.