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TED AFYON COLLEGE / 10-B Laws On Digital Ethics: Who Is Guilty When A Self- Driving Car Has An Accident? Batuhan ULUKÜTÜK 14 Artificial intelligence instruments and technologies that lead us to new and different lifestyles, which are among the problems that will emerge as a result of the technological advances, steer us to a fundamental principle of humanity: justice. In this regard, the most feasible solution seems to be the concept of digital law. Nowadays technology has improved faster than we anticipated and suddenly impelled us to an utterly different world and way of life. Ultimately all artificial elements will be replaced by the new procedures and practices. But, of course, what all these instruments serve to is the mankind, which is at the heart of all technological advances. In this way, several conscientious and spiritual senses peculiar to humans will not disappear in any case; however, they will have to keep pace with new circumstances. Our topic is the most essential sense of them all: justice. We must search for the answers to the questions in digital law such as “Is the way that virtual media and AIs are following while they developing rampantly in compliance with ethics?” or “Which authority shall be accounted for problems caused by these?”. These proceedings should be handled with “the ability to pass fair judgment”, which is too humanistic a trait to be left in the hands of sheer technology. Accordingly, I think that it must be real-living people who provide this justice. Considering the example in the title; the self-driving car that hits a pedestrian has no real faculty to defend itself –which, I think, is good so