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Technology Ethics

In technology ethics, the Center addresses issues arising from artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, information technology, biotechnology, and other emerging fields.


What is Technology Ethics?

Brian Green, assistant director of Campus Ethics at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, discusses the ethical issues that have arisen from technological advances in areas like human enhancements, artificial intelligence, and synthetic biology.

The Next Great Experiment

The Democracy Project

This collection of essays by scholars and technologists, which developed as a collaboration between the Ethics Center and The Atlantic magazine, traces the impact of technology on democracy and suggests ways in which technology can strengthen democratic practices and institutions.

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Commentary on Technology Ethics

    Technology Ethics Programs

    Technology and the Ethical Imagination

    The Markkula Center for Applied Ethics and The Tech Museum of Innovation collaborate on integrating ethics into the museum's exhibits, events, and educational programs.

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    Software Engineering Ethics Teaching Module

    This ethics module for software engineering courses includes a reading, homework assignments, case studies, and classroom exercises.

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    IT, Ethics, and Law Lecture Series

    Since 2005, the Ethics Center has collaborated with the SCU High Tech Law Institute to sponsor this series of presentations on topics in information technology.

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    Partnership on AI

    The Partnership focuses on artificial intelligence, bringing together companies such as Amazon, Facebook, Google, and Apple, with academic and research organizations and nonprofits, to collaborate on addressing common concerns.

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