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

4 March 2014
Robotic Business Review
Global Hawk Drone Replaces U-2 Spy Plane: Here Comes Automated Warfare

27 February 2014
Foreign Policy
The Future of War: Enhancing Human Performance

18 February 2014
Wall Street Journal
Robots Are About to Have Their 'Watson' Moment

3 February 2014
Inside Google's Mysterious Ethics Board

29 January 2014
The American Interest
Self-Driving Cars: An Advertiser’s Dream

27 January 2014
More on DeepMind (and Google's Ethics Board)

22 January 2014
The Atlantic
What If Your Autonomous Car Keeps Routing You Past Krispy Kreme?

6 January 2014
The Atlantic
Just the Right Amount of Cyber Fear

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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