Based at California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly), San Luis Obispo, the Ethics + Emerging Sciences Group is a non-partisan organization focused on the risk, ethical, and social impact of emerging sciences and technologies.
5 March 2015: Prof. Shannon Vallor (Santa Clara University) will give a talk at Cal Poly on ethics for app makers and software designers, as they confront difficult trade-offs among competing values, such as privacy, security, transparency, control, usability, cost and quality of user experience. More info here.
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Military Enhancement Report
Jan 2012: We published a new book with MIT Press, Robot Ethics: The Social and Ethical Implications of Robotics, the first volume of its kind. Please click here for some reviews.
Mar 2010: We published a new book with Wiley-Blackwell, What Is Nanotechnology and Why Does It Matter?: From Science to Ethics. Please click here for some reviews.
Human Enhancement Ethics Report
Aug 2009: We released a new report, Ethics of Human Enhancement: 25 Questions & Answers, funded by the US National Science Foundation.
Military Robot Ethics Report
Dec 2008: We released a new report, Autonomous Military Robotics: Risk, Ethics, and Design, funded by the US Office of Naval Research.
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