Aaditya Parashar: the ethics of self-driving are a complicated subject
Aaditya Parashar is a student of TalTech since 2016, originally from India. He is passionate about technology, he studied Informatics in High School, and have always liked to play around with technology, experiment with new things and use existing things in new ways. He feels Cyber Security at TalTech was a good move for him, as he gets to do all that and more.
Do you dare to ride in self-driving cars or consider the possibility the someone will take over the driving? / Which is safer, machine or human? - The machine makes no mistakes, but a man can behave in exceptional circumstances ...
Do I dare? Yes. Will machines replace human drivers? Probably, Yes. Which is Safer? That depends - safer for whom?
Machines can be programmed, they can be given instructions to do certain things in certain situations, so it can be designed to be safer for the passengers but more dangerous for others or vice-versa. The ethics of self-driving are a complicated subject, I made a small report on this very topic in 2018: https://goo.gl/tC55Wg
We all lock the doors and keep a wallet rather in a purse than on a coffee table. Tell us a few things that every modern person should know about safe cyber-life.
A couple of things, which although are quite simple and easy to implement are often ignored:
- using HTTPS - whenever you use a website, where you need to enter login details, payment information etc. make sure it is using the HTTPS standard (the little 'lock' icon in the address bar). HTTPS secures your connection which helps to protect your data online.
- using a password manager - It is quite well known that you should have unique and complex passwords for each of your accounts, however it is almost impossible to remember long complex passwords for each of them, so that's why you can use a password manager to store and even create these unique complex passwords, and then you just need to remember one long complex password - much more realistic.
Why are you studying in this programme and in English?
I am studying this program because I am deeply passionate about technology, and have a love for Cyber Security, this course so far has been quite positive in teaching the concepts it promises. The mix of theoretical knowledge and practical experience I gain studying this is quite helpful and gives a good learning outcome.
I am studying in English because, well, ma räägin liiga vähe eesti keelt.. and English & Hindi are my main languages.
One fun fact that you didn't know before attending a university.
One fun fact is the amount of time you get to learn more about Estonia, like the culture and language, and gain experience by doing projects apart from the university courses.