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.


8 October 2017:  We will be giving a plenary talk on AI ethics at the National Academy of Engineering's annual meeting in Washington DC.

11-12 November 2017:  We will be participating in the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum's Global Future Councils in Dubai, UAE.

The Latest News

8 November 2017
New Scientist
Letting Robots Kill Without Human Supervision Could Save Lives

25 October 2017
Powerful Lobby Group Wants to Keep AI Unregulated

4 October 2017
Why We'll Eventually Want Our Robots to Deceive Us

September 2017
Robot Ethics 2.0: From Autonomous Cars to Artificial Intelligence
From Oxford University Press

2 August 2017
The Independent (UK)
A Third Thumb? Our Changing Attitudes to Human Enhancement

28 July 2017
The Ringer
The Future of Police Robots Began Last Year—Where Is It Now?

26 July 2017
Communications of the ACM
On the Ethics of Cyberwar

22 July 2017
PC Magazine
Are Autonomous Vehicle Tests a Public Hazard?

17 July 2017
World Economic Forum
Why Cyberattacks Could Be War Crimes

17 July 2017
How Worried Should You Be About the AK-47 Company’s New Killer Robots?

14 July 2017
The Atlantic
When Companies Get Hacked, Should They Be Allowed to Hack Back?

12 July 2017
Autonomous Navigation: How To Drive Neighborhoods Crazy

12 July 2017
Augmented Reality: It's Fun And Games Until You Make Your Neighborhood Mad

More news here.

Selected Publications

•   Book: Robot Ethics 2.0: From Autonomous Cars to Artificial Intelligence, with Oxford University Press

•   Report: UAS (Unmanned Aerial Systems) Traffic Management: Recommendations for Seamless Integration, with WhiteFox Defense Technologies

•   Report: Ethics of Hacking Back: 6 Arguments from Armed Conflict to Zombies, funded by the US National Science Foundation

•   Report: Autonomous Vehicles, Ethics & Law: Toward an Overlapping Consensus, with New America Foundation

•   Chapter: Why Ethics Matter for Autonomous Cars, in a Daimler and Benz Foundation book

•   Report: Enhanced Warfighters: Ethics, Risk, and Policy, funded by The Greenwall Foundation

•   Book: Robot Ethics: The Social and Ethical Implications of Robotics, with MIT Press

•   Book: What Is Nanotechnology and Why Does It Matter?: From Science to Ethics, with Wiley-Blackwell

•   Report: Ethics of Human Enhancement: 25 Questions & Answers, funded by the US National Science Foundation

•   Report: Autonomous Military Robotics: Risk, Ethics, and Design, funded by the US Office of Naval Research

More publications here.

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