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Innovation/Technology - Philosophy
26.04.2018
Defence against dark artefacts - the enemy within the wall
A utopian vision of the future is of “smart appliances” in a “smart home” making domestic life simpler and caring for an aging population based on personalisation and control - the Internet connected fridge and kettle are popular examples.
Philosophy
23.04.2018
New additions to Australian Dictionary of Biography
Prominent Australians who made their mark after World War II, including actors, writers, artists, sports stars and aviators, have been immortalised in the latest additions to Australian Dictionary of Biography (ADB), based at the Australian National University (ANU).
Philosophy - Administration/Government
18.04.2018
Digital remains should be treated like physical ones
Our internet activity - commonly referred to as digital remains, should be treated with the same care and respect as physical remains, according to Oxford University research.
Philosophy - Social Sciences
04.04.2018
50 Years after Losing MLK, Moral Courage Still Not Popular
Fifty years ago, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was murdered by American-born terrorist James Earl Ray.
Philosophy - Innovation/Technology
05.03.2018
Rare mineral discovered in plants for first time
Rare mineral discovered in plants for first time
Powerful AI needs to be reliably aligned with human values. Does this mean that AI will eventually have to police those values' Cambridge philosophers Huw Price and Karina Vold consider the trade-off between safety and autonomy in the era of superintelligence.
Philosophy - Innovation/Technology
05.03.2018
Rare mineral discovered in plants for first time
Rare mineral discovered in plants for first time
Powerful AI needs to be reliably aligned with human values. Does this mean that AI will eventually have to police those values' Cambridge philosophers Huw Price and Karina Vold consider the trade-off between safety and autonomy in the era of superintelligence.
Philosophy - Innovation/Technology
28.02.2018
Living with artificial intelligence: how do we get it right?
Living with artificial intelligence: how do we get it right?
Powerful AI needs to be reliably aligned with human values. Does this mean that AI will eventually have to police those values' Cambridge philosophers Huw Price and Karina Vold consider the trade-off between safety and autonomy in the era of superintelligence.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Philosophy
22.02.2018
New curriculum prioritizes tribal sovereignty, cultural respect in scientific research of American Indian, Alaska Native communities
New curriculum prioritizes tribal sovereignty, cultural respect in scientific research of American Indian, Alaska Native communities
When scientists have conducted research in Native American communities, the process and the results have sometimes been controversial. There have been a few well-known cases, such as the 1979 Barrow Alcohol Study , in which researchers examined substance use in the tiny Arctic Circle town and issued findings to the press, before briefing the local community.
Philosophy - Social Sciences
12.02.2018
Psychology - Philosophy
07.02.2018
Air pollution increases unethical behavior, crime
ANN ARBOR-The health consequences of air pollution are well-documented, but a growing body of research indicates it also leads to other societal ills, such as higher crime rates. University of Michigan researcher Julia Lee and her colleagues explored the underlying causes that link pollution with higher crime rates.
Media - Philosophy
05.02.2018
High Number of Science Enthusiasts in Switzerland
High Number of Science Enthusiasts in Switzerland
The Science Barometer Switzerland published in 2016 showed a clear picture: Swiss people are interested in science and research, and think they are worth supporting. “This main finding doesn't mean, however, that all Swiss people have the same attitude toward science. A differentiated picture emerges by dividing the population into groups,” explains Julia Metag, professor at the University of Fribourg.
Innovation/Technology - Philosophy
13.12.2017
Ethical design guidelines for future technology released
A team of technologists - including the University of Sydney's Professor Rafael Calvo and Dorian Peters - have joined forces with doctors, lawyers, economists and philosophers to make technology ethical.    If kids spend hours a day speaking to digital personal assistant Alexa, how will this affect the way they connect to real people?
Philosophy - Administration/Government
07.11.2017
Moral injury explored in Veterans Day documentary at BAMPFA
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Philosophy - Law/Forensics
06.11.2017
Questioning the ethics of Euroscepticism
Questioning the ethics of Euroscepticism
In a UCL Lunch Hour Lecture delivered last week, Professor George Letsas, a specialist in the philosophy of law and human rights from UCL laws, set out some of the ethical underpinnings of the Brexit debate.
Philosophy - Medicine/Pharmacology
31.10.2017
New ethical guidelines for fertility preservation of ill children
Doctors treating children with life-threatening illnesses now have a new tool to help them grapple with the tough ethical questions surrounding fertility preservation for their young patients.
Philosophy - Religions
17.10.2017
Christian Perspectives on Death and Dying
End-of-life decision-making is becoming more complex with advances in medical technologies - and many of us will die without the ability to make those decisions for ourselves at the time.
Law/Forensics - Philosophy
12.10.2017
UCL lecturer is star witness in BBC Moral Maze on abortion law
UCL lecturer is star witness in BBC Moral Maze on abortion law
UCL hosted BBC's flagship ethical programme The Moral Maze this week to mark 50 years of the Abortion Act with a lecturer from the university's Faculty of Laws acting as a specialist witness to the panel.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Philosophy
05.10.2017
Major rethink needed on stem cells and regenerative medicine
Major rethink needed on stem cells and regenerative medicine
UCL researchers are leading a call for a coordinated strategy to reform the management of scientific discoveries and clinical experimentation involving stem cells and regenerative medicine.
Philosophy - Careers/Employment
02.10.2017
How philosophy can solve your midlife crisis
How philosophy can solve your midlife crisis
A few years ago, a man experienced a midlife crisis. He was professionally successful and had a rewarding family life, but still had a "hollow" feeling.
Philosophy - Environment/Sustainable Development
25.09.2017
Price Gouging Has Its Defenders, But They Ignore Morality
In addition to wind, rain and destruction, hurricane season also brings a practice that is almost universally repudiated: price gouging.
Art and Design - Philosophy
21.09.2017
Stanford scholar highlights craft, thinking in soul and dance music
Charles Kronengold is an assistant professor of music at Stanford University and was an internal faculty fellow at the Center this year.
Life Sciences - Philosophy
18.09.2017
How to care for your cats and dogs (ethically)
Caring for pets can be a joy as well as a challenge. Veterinarian Dr Anne Fawcett shares her top five tips for ethical pet ownership during this episode of the University's Open for Discussion podcast.
Philosophy - Medicine/Pharmacology
03.09.2017
13 - 15 September: Salzburg Conference for Analytical Philosophy
13 - 15 September: Salzburg Conference for Analytical Philosophy
Some 90 international philosophy students, ranging from Bachelor to Doctorate levels, present and discuss their current philosophical questions and answers in the Unipark Nonntal.
Philosophy - Psychology
09.08.2017
New ANU centre to explore ’are bees like us?’ and other big questions
People and philosophers think that what makes you an object of moral concern is that you are conscious and you can feel things, especially if you can feel any pain or suffering.
Philosophy - Religions
24.07.2017
Richard B. Miller
Professor Miller's research interests include religion and public life, political and social ethics, theory and method in religious thought and ethics, and practical ethics.
Life Sciences - Philosophy
19.07.2017
Producing Human-animal hybrid eggs for research not unethical
Scientists should not be prevented from creating human-animal chimeras to produce human eggs for research, according to Dr César Palacios-González , Centre of Medical Law and Ethics in The Dickson Poon School of Law at King's. Writing in the journal Reproductive BioMedicine Online today he examines four of the ethical arguments used against the creation of these chimeras to produce human eggs for research and finds that none of these arguments are ethically strong enough for it to be immoral to use this technique.
Philosophy - Social Sciences
18.07.2017
"Don’t rely on your holidays to make you happy"
Travel and happiness have a complicated relationship - even the Stoics were aware of this. An interview with philosopher Michael Hampe on the opportunities and risks that come with travelling.
Life Sciences - Philosophy
05.07.2017
Penn Professors Lead Call for Ethical Framework for New ’Mind Control’ Technologies
As interventions for mental illnesses and neurological disorders are becoming increasingly powerful, an interdisciplinary group of researchers from the University of Pennsylvania, American University and Duke University are calling for new safeguards to guide treatments and protect patients.
Philosophy - Business/Economics
23.06.2017
‘Programmers should not decide who lives and who dies'
‘Programmers should not decide who lives and who dies’
Research news What and how will tomorrow's self-driving cars be allowed to decide for themselves' Tasked by the German government, an ethics commission has now drawn up guidelines to regulate these questions.
Philosophy
07.06.2017
Opinion: Remainer or re-leaver? The philosophical conundrum posed by Brexit
Opinion: Remainer or re-leaver? The philosophical conundrum posed by Brexit
A recent YouGov survey suggests there is increasing agreement that 'Brexit means Brexit'. However, Alfred Moore from theâ?Conspiracy and Democracy Project suspects support is "broad but shallow", and forcing people to change their minds about Brexit poses a danger to democracy.
Philosophy - Computer Science/Telecom
22.05.2017
Stanford professors discuss ethics involving driverless cars
Self-driving technology presents vast ethical challenges and questions. Several professors and interdisciplinary groups at Stanford who are tackling this issue  offer their perspectives on the topic.
Philosophy
08.05.2017
Kids weigh payoff when choosing whether to deal with the good and the bad
Kids weigh payoff when choosing whether to deal with the good and the bad
Fiveand 6-year-olds won't pay a cost to deal with a do-gooder but - after thinking about it for a bit - are willing to turn down a better deal from a wrongdoer, according to a new Yale-led study published May 4 in the Journal of Experimental Child Psychology. The new study, led by Yale graduate student Arber Tasimi in collaboration with Marcia K. Johnson and Karen Wynn, shows children struggle with some of the same moral dilemmas as adults: such as when to jettison self-interest in transactions with others of dubious moral character.
Social Sciences - Philosophy
26.04.2017
Danks Wins 2017 Andrew Carnegie Fellowship To Explore Trust, Autonomous Technologies
Carnegie Corporation of New York has named Carnegie Mellon University's David Danks a 2017 Andrew Carnegie Fellow.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Philosophy
21.04.2017
EU project launches '2.4m competition to create ethical and sustainable wearable technologies and smart textiles
EU project launches ’2.4m competition to create ethical and sustainable wearable technologies and smart textiles
A wearable technology project is offering up to '2.4 million in funding for teams of creatives and technologists to develop the next generation of sustainable wearables and e-textile ideas.
Philosophy - Life Sciences
17.04.2017
Doris lecturer discusses recipe for moral improvement
On April 12, what would have been professor emeritus of human development John L. Doris? 94th birthday, his son, John M. Doris, delivered the 10th annual John L. Doris Memorial Lecture hosted by the College of Human Ecology's Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Philosophy
12.04.2017
Project on the ‘Age of Humans’ to explore human effect on environment
A Divinity School scholar at UChicago will partner with colleagues from three other universities to better understand the impact of climate change from a humanities perspective among other theological, philosophical and religious inquiries.
Philosophy - Medicine/Pharmacology
03.04.2017
Professor Barbara Prainsack appointed to European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies
The European Commission has appointed Professor Barbara Prainsack, Global Health & Social Medicine, to the European Group on Ethics and Science and New Technologies (EGE).
Religions - Philosophy
28.03.2017
Laurie Zoloth appointed dean of University of Chicago Divinity School
Laurie Zoloth, a leader in the field of religious studies with particular scholarly interest in bioethics and Jewish studies, has been appointed dean of the University of Chicago Divinity School.
Computer Science/Telecom - Philosophy
25.03.2017
What morals do intelligent machines have and need?
What morals do intelligent machines have and need?
Sometimes it's the questions, rather than the answers, that show how the world is changing. For example, questions about the moral consequences of machines and computers becoming more intelligent.
Philosophy
24.03.2017
‘Predatory' journal sting operation uncovers seamier side of academic publishing
‘Predatory’ journal sting operation uncovers seamier side of academic publishing
‘Predatory' journal sting operation uncovers seamier side of academic publishing An undercover operation by University of Sussex academic Dr Kasia Pisanski involving 360 scientific journals has found that 40 of 120 so-called ‘predatory' journals offered a fake, unqualified applicant a position on their editorial board without checking the veracity of her CV, or even that she existed.
Mathematics - Philosophy
21.03.2017
Predictive policing research gets a boost from £3m grant
Predictive policing research gets a boost from £3m grant
An Imperial mathematician is leading a new five-year program to test and improve predictive policing and tackle other challenges for future cities.
Philosophy - Careers/Employment
09.03.2017
‘What we're doing when we try to live our lives well'
‘What we’re doing when we try to live our lives well’
Most of us have impulses we try not to indulge: We generally know we should not get too angry, drive too fast, or be unkind to others.
Computer Science/Telecom - Philosophy
06.03.2017
Artificial intelligence will change our world, Cornell expert says
When machines took over repetitive physical labor, many humans turned to knowledge-based work. But now machines can do that, too; a group of insurance workers was recently laid off in Japan, displaced by a computer system that can calculate payouts to policyholders.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Philosophy
13.02.2017
Book: Caring Matters Most
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Medicine/Pharmacology - Philosophy
07.02.2017
AI Ethics Experts Propose Driverless Car Regulations Similar To Drug Approval Process
By Shilo Rea As autonomous systems, such as driverless cars, increasingly perform tasks that previously could only be performed by humans, two artificial intelligence ethics experts at Carnegie Mello
Philosophy - Business/Economics
09.12.2016
Ethics of Trump’s Self-Serving Bias is Concerning
President-elect Donald Trump has spent his adult life creating and operating a vast business empire.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Philosophy
01.12.2016
World AIDS Day – Liverpool leads on research to reduce mother-to-child transmission of HIV
World AIDS Day – Liverpool leads on research to reduce mother-to-child transmission of HIV
Researchers from the University's Institute of Translational Medicine have been awarded approximately £5.8m grant to lead a multinational research consortium that aims to reduce mother to child transmission of HIV.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Philosophy
21.11.2016
At forum, MIT community tackles tough ethical questions of climate change
At forum, MIT community tackles tough ethical questions of climate change
The ethical challenges presented by climate change and the question of what individuals - and academic institutions like MIT - can do to affect change drew approximately 250 people to Morss Hall at MIT on Thursday, Nov.
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