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.


21-22 May 2014:  We are hosting a workshop on cyberwarfare, ethics, and international humanitarian law, at the Geneva headquarters of the International Committee of the Red Cross.

The Latest News

6 October 2014
Introduction to Astronaut Bioethics

6 October 2014
New York Magazine
Drones and Everything After

16 September 2014
10 Horrifying Technologies That Should Never Be Allowed To Exist

5 September 2014
Brookings Institution
Our Cyborg Future: Law and Policy Implications

26 August 2014
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
Cyberwarfare Ethics, or How Facebook Could Accidentally Make Its Engineers Into Targets

18 August 2014
Here’s a Terrible Idea: Robot Cars With Adjustable Ethics Settings

18 August 2014
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
Don't Fear the Robot Car Bomb

28 July 2014
What Google Cars Can Learn From Killer Robots

Military Enhancement Report

January 2013:  We released a new report on enhancement technologies in the military. Click here for related links.

Robot Ethics Book

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.

Nanoethics Book

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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