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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
YaleNews features works recently or soon to be published by members of the University community. Descriptions are based on material provided by the publishers.
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.
Philosophy - Politics
15.11.2016
Is empathy a luxury in the age of Trump?
The election of Barack Obama marked the emergence of the Tea Party, a radical right-wing movement that challenged the Republican establishment and ultimately fueled the rise of Donald Trump.
Philosophy
31.10.2016
Sussex philosopher helps midwives communicate the wonder of childbirth
Sussex philosopher helps midwives communicate the wonder of childbirth
Sussex philosopher helps midwives communicate the wonder of childbirth A University of Sussex philosopher has created a training module to help midwives communicate with women and their partners during labour.
Life Sciences - Philosophy
28.10.2016
The Animal Welfare and Ethical Review Body
All animal research at the University is overseen by the Animal Welfare and Ethical Review Body (AWERB), which consists of several committees.
Philosophy - Event
19.10.2016
Philosophy - Business/Economics
14.10.2016
Robert J. Sternberg weighs in on ’What Universities Can Be’
Robert J. Sternberg, professor of human development - with a research program in intelligence, creativity, wisdom, thinking styles, leadership and ethics in Cornell's College of Human Ecology
Mathematics - Philosophy
11.10.2016
It all adds up: Sundays + Math Mornings = a formula for fun
It all adds up: Sundays + Math Mornings = a formula for fun
The mathematical mind does not take weekends off. It is a way of looking at the world - its shapes, its patterns, its tendencies - that finds expression just as readily on a sleepy Sunday as any other day of the week.
Philosophy
11.10.2016
’Why do older siblings do better on IQ tests than their younger counterparts?’ Oxford interview questions explained
The University of Oxford has released a set of sample questions from tutors who conduct Oxford s. Students applying for experimental psychology might be asked to speculate why research appears to show older siblings have higher IQs than their younger counterparts, while aspiring doctors might be asked to explain why the death rate from cancer is so much higher in the UK than in the Philippines.
Administration/Government - Philosophy
06.10.2016
Why Psychology Suggests Trump Wont Be Transparent
Transparency has been a buzz word ever since President Barack Obama was criticized for running one of the most secretive administrations ever.
Computer Science/Telecom - Philosophy
28.09.2016
"There will always be a place for humans"
In line with the current Semester Question "How are we living in the digital future?", the philosopher Mark Coeckelbergh addresses with his research the cause and effects of digitisation entering our lives.
Religions - Philosophy
23.09.2016
Illinois religion professor looks at Jewish theology of protest in new book
Illinois religion professor looks at Jewish theology of protest in new book
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — If God is seen as infallible and morally perfect, how can that view be reconciled with the portrayals of a wrathful God in the Old Testament? The rabbis of ancient Judaism expressed their uncertainty by arguing with God.
Mathematics - Philosophy
10.09.2016
Are there decisive answers to undecidable questions?
Unsolvable problems, the nature of the infinite and the question of whether and how mathematics can be definitively substantiated - these issues are the focus of the Bernays Lectures 2016. The speaker for this year's honorary lectures at ETH Zurich is W. Hugh Woodin, Professor of Philosophy and Mathematics at Harvard University.
Business/Economics - Philosophy
02.09.2016
Wealth is Not a Reflection of Being "Smart"
Donald Trump's recent resistance to cut ties with his personal businesses suggests that he is unconcerned by the appearance that he may benefit financially from being president of the United States.
Sport Sciences - Philosophy
12.08.2016
Aesthetics over athletics when it comes to women in sport
Men are two to three times more likely than women to be mentioned when it comes to discussing sport and sporting achievement, according to new research by language experts at Cambridge University Press. Women get far less airtime than men and their physical appearance and personal lives are frequently mentioned.
Philosophy - Environment/Sustainable Development
10.08.2016
Where the river meets the sea: the making of ethical decisions
What is our place in the natural world - and how do we feel about the scientific advances that are changing the way we live?  In her book Making a Good Life , Dr Katharine Dow explores the ethics of
Philosophy - Life Sciences
20.07.2016
Seeking big answers
As a PhD student in philosophy, Rebecca Millsop is working on doctoral research that's a little different than most at MIT.
Philosophy - Astronomy
11.07.2016
Opinion: Brexistentialism: Britain, the drop out nation in crisis, meets Jean-Paul Sartre
Andy Martin (Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages) discusses existentialism and the EU referendum.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Philosophy
06.07.2016
Dementia research and treatment boosted as unique collaboration announced
Dementia research and treatment boosted as unique collaboration announced
Internationally renowned Professor Julian Hughes is announced as the first RICE Professor of Old Age Psychiatry in a collaboration between The Research Institute for the Care of Older People (RICE), the Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust (RUH) and the University of Bristol.
Religions - Philosophy
30.06.2016
Leading theologians urge the Church of England to celebrate same-sex relationships
Leading theologians have called on the Church of England to recognise and celebrate same-sex relationships at its forthcoming General Synod, warning that to take a hard line on the subject would be "suicidal".
Philosophy
23.06.2016
Driverless cars: Who gets protected?
Driverless cars: Who gets protected?
Driverless cars pose a quandary when it comes to safety. These autonomous vehicles are programmed with a set of safety rules, and it is not hard to construct a scenario in which those rules come into conflict with each other. Suppose a driverless car must either hit a pedestrian or swerve in such a way that it crashes and harms its passengers.
Life Sciences - Philosophy
22.06.2016
Brainwave tech sweeps from labs to classrooms
Sensors stitched into a cap pick up the brain's electrical activity, providing researchers with real-time information on how the brain reacts to various situations.
Politics - Philosophy
27.05.2016
Prof. Martha Nussbaum book examines the trouble with anger and forgiveness
Americans are living in a culture of outrage, one fueled by the belief that anger and retribution are central to achieving justice, political change and power.
Philosophy - History/Archeology
16.05.2016
Renaissance Society and Stevanovich Institute design talk around exhibition
UChicago's 100-year-old Renaissance Society recently teamed up with one of the University's newest entities-the Stevanovich Institute on the Formation of Knowledge - for a discussion of how doubt permeates questions of identity, language, and what we know (or think we know) about sex and science.
Philosophy - History/Archeology
13.05.2016
Republicans Have a Moral Obligation to Oppose Trump
Eighty years ago, hundreds of Americans traveled to Berlin to attend the Summer Olympics. The Nazis passed the infamous Nuremberg Laws a year earlier, which denied German Jews basic rights of citizenship.
Careers/Employment - Philosophy
11.05.2016
Statement of support for the London Anti-Corruption Summit
Statement of support for the London Anti-Corruption Summit
The UCL Centre for Ethics and Law ('CEL') is delighted to endorse and release the following statement in support of the London Anti-Corruption Summit by leading professional services organisations, reflecting their commitment to tackling corruption in the global economy.
Philosophy - Event
29.04.2016
Der
Der "Herr der Ringe" der Chemie
Shedding new light on the nature of human experience by combining phenomenology, emotion theory, and psychiatry - this distinctive approach has led Matthew Ratcliffe to exceptional research results.
Social Sciences - Philosophy
28.04.2016
Is physician-assisted suicide ethical?
Is physician-assisted suicide ethical?
California recently joined Oregon, Washington, Vermont and Montana in legalizing physician-assisted suicide.
Law/Forensics - Philosophy
26.04.2016
Paper: Contract law can be a mechanism of empowerment
Paper: Contract law can be a mechanism of empowerment
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — A new paper by a University of Illinois legal scholar offers a novel interpretation of contract law. The theory, dubbed “contract as empowerment,” can help adjudicate contemporary debates over the proper shape of the law that governs many different markets – from those in consumer goods to labor, finance, credit and mortgages, among many others, said Robin B. Kar , a University of Illinois professor of law and of philosophy.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Philosophy
13.04.2016
Alex John London Appointed to National Committee on Ebola Research
By Shilo Rea / 412-268-6094 / shilo [a] cmu (p) edu Alex John London, an acclaimed bioethicist at Carnegie Mellon University, has been appointed to the Committee on Clinical Trials During the 2014-15 Ebola Outbreak by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine.
Physics/Materials Science - Philosophy
12.04.2016
Renowned physicist to examine nature’s moral code
The ideas of physicist Nima Arkani-Hamed have revolutionized the field of particle theory over the last decade.
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