About

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.

Events

10 Nov 2020:  We are participating in Northwestern University's workshop for its Machine Learning Impact Initiative.

12 Jan 2021:  We are participating in USC's AI Futures Symposium.

22 April 2021:  We are giving a talk to Stanford's SystemX Alliance.

6-8 Dec 2021:  We are participating in the Responsible AI Forum in Munich.

The Latest News

18 March 2021
Wired
A New York Lawmaker Wants to Ban Police Use of Armed Robots

8 February 2021
BBC
The Myth and Reality of the Super Soldier

6 November 2020
Univ. of Colorado, CS
The Future of War ("Philosophy in the City' series)

30 September 2020
Cal Poly
New report: "Artificial Intelligence Ethics and Predictive Policing: A Roadmap for Research"

20 Sept 2020
Quartz
When AI in Healthcare Goes Wrong, Who Is Responsible?

8 June 2020
Noema
Gods and Robots

18 May 2020
Counterpunch
The Coming Nuclear Menace: Hypersonic Missiles

3 April 2020
Center for a New American Security
Dr. Patrick Lin Joins the CNAS Task Force on Artificial Intelligence and National Security

31 March 2020
Christian Science Monitor
Hypersonic Missiles May Be Unstoppable. Is Society Ready?

22 January 2020
Cal Poly News
Cal Poly Philosophy Professor Awarded Grant to Study Predictive Policing

13 November 2019
Carnegie Council
AI in the Arctic: Future Opportunities & Ethical Concerns

28 October 2019
Christian Science Monitor
As AI Joins Battlefield, Pentagon Seeks Ethicist

14 October 2019
Wall Street Journal
The Worlds That AI Might Create

4 September 2019
Defense Systems
The Pentagon Is Looking for an AI Ethicist

More news here.

Selected Publications

•   Chapter: Outer Space as a New Frontier for Technology Ethics, in The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Technology

•   Paper: Big Brother Goes to School: Best Practices for Campus Surveillance Technologies During the COVID-19 Pandemic, in Techn√© (Society of Philosophy and Technology)

•   Report: Artificial Intelligence Ethics and Predictive Policing: A Roadmap for Research, funded by the US National Science Foundation

•   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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