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.


23 Mar 2017:  We will be giving an ethics talk at Machine Intelligence in Autonomous Vehicles Summit in So. San Francisco.

24 Mar 2017:  We will be participating in World Economic Forum's Fourth Industrial Revolution roundtable in the Presidio, San Francisco.

The Latest News

5 April 2017
Here's How Tesla Solves A Self-Driving Crash Dilemma

3 April 2017
Robot Cars and Fake Ethical Dilemmas

31 March 2017
Future of Life
Law and Ethics of Artificial Intelligence

23 March 2017
Huffington Post
Can We Properly Prepare for the Risks of Superintelligent AI?

21 March 2017
The Latest Futuristic Sex Doll Is Teaching Men All the Wrong Things About Consent

2 February 2017
These 23 Principles Could Help Us Avoid an AI Apocalypse

26 January 2017
CNN Tech
Killing the Immortal: Why Scientists Are Debating the Life Span of Robots

3 January 2017
4 Reasons Why Driverless Cars Aren’t Everywhere Yet

27 December 2016
If a Self-Driving Car Kills a Pedestrian, Who Is at Fault?

Major Publications

•   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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