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.


2-3 February 2018:  We will be giving a talk on AI ethics at the AAAI/ACM's Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Ethics, and Society in New Orleans.

The Latest News

April 2018
Smithsonian Magazine
What Will Our Society Look Like When Artificial Intelligence Is Everywhere?

23 March 2018
What the Fatal Uber Crash Doesn’t Tell Us About Self-Driving Cars

22 March 2018
IEEE Spectrum
Who's at Fault in Uber's Fatal Collision?

11 February 2018
Philosophers Are Building Ethical Algorithms to Help Control Self-Driving Cars

22 January 2018
Someday You Could Get Sued for Sexually Harassing Your Robot Employees

9 January 2018
McClatchy DC Bureau
Want Guns? Drugs? Self-Driving Cars May Become the Perfect Delivery Vehicle

21 November 2017
Detroit Free Press
Morality, Ethics of a Self-Driving Car: Who Decides Who Lives, Dies?

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

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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