I have been thinking about moral awakenings. Since coming to the University of Maastricht in February 2021, I have spent a fair amount of time getting to know my colleagues in data science and machine learning. In meeting after meeting, my colleagues in these disciplines insist that “all technology is
News that Italy is pointing AI-enhanced cameras at museum visitors has caused a flurry of despair on surveillance ethics Twitter. Here’s what’s happening: The Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy, and Sustainable Economic Development (ENEA) is placing cameras next to certain pieces of art at the Istituzione Bologna Musei.
In September 2019, Microsoft head researcher Peter Lee spoke at the annual meeting of the American Society of Bioethics and Humanities (ASBH) in Pittsburgh, PA. During his talk, he proclaimed that “data is the digital exhaust of human thought and activity.” It is a sentiment he has expressed in at
The Ethics of Pharmaceutical Marketing to Physicians Have you ever found yourself sitting in front of your television wondering, “How many of these drug commercials am I going to have to watch?” Well, wonder no longer. The answer, according to a new JAMA analysis, is 663,000. Yes, 663,000. That’s how
Strength of character is a wonderful thing. Most people strive to live with integrity and authenticity. They try to be honest, to treat others fairly, and to be compassionate. It’s no surprise that businesses want to hire people who exhibit “strength of character,” and there’s reason to believe it’s worth