I remember having read this story on some blog.

Each car has a central computer with an AI running in each one. They got into a head-on collision but one of the cars can survive if they both agree to take certain actions, though the other one would certainly imply the death of the inhabitants.

The two AI review the terms of both of their insurance policies and enter into a negotiation as to which one should be the surviving car. They go about different scenarios and eventually reach an agreement. At the end, we discover that all this conversation happened in just a few milliseconds.

  • When did you read this? Feb 17 at 21:24
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    Likely a duplicate of this. The answer was Override by James Yu.
    – Valorum
    Feb 17 at 21:29
  • Possibly a dupe of this. The answer was Parking Spaces by Henry Melton. Unlikely to be the right answer, but a very slim chance
    – Valorum
    Feb 17 at 22:34
  • Marlinski: if it is Override (which seems very likely) please let us know and we'll mark this as a duplicate. Feb 18 at 8:01
  • Thanks, it really reads like the right answer. You guys are fast !
    – Marlinski
    Feb 18 at 21:55