Why Ethics and Science Move at Different Speeds, and the Unfortunate Trend to Legalize Research Ethics
When I sat down to think about what to say during this panel entitled "Are there ethical limits to what science can achieve or should pursue", I couldn't help but feel intellectually stuck in three paradoxes, paradoxes that I think animate our condition today, and that I take as a point of departure for my talk. First. Alongside the unprecedented potential of science and technology to solve complex global challenges, there is a perpetual threat of a catastrophe: from the atomic bomb to chemical,
As AI technology develops rapidly, it is widely recognized that ethical guidelines are required for safe and fair implementation in society. But is it possible to agree on what is 'ethical AI'? A detailed analysis of 84 AI ethics reports around the world, from national and international organizations, companies and institutes, explores this question, finding a convergence around core principles but substantial divergence on practical implementation.
It's Time to Start Some Serious Research into the Ethics of AI
The ethical issues swirling around artificial intelligence (AI) are under-researched, with surprisingly little serious academic investigation into AI ethics, despite the huge amount of money pouring into the field and the rampant pace at which the technology is advancing.
How Scientific Publishers Can End Bullying And Harassment In The Sciences
If the publishers of scientific journals everywhere enforced a universal code of ethics - if you violate the code, you cannot publish your scientific work - systematic bullies and harassers would be eliminated from their fields.
Some Hard Numbers on Science’s Leadership Problems
Scientists pride themselves on being keen observers, but many seem to have trouble spotting the problems right under their noses. Those who run labs have a much rosier picture of the dynamics in their research groups than do many staff members working in the trenches.