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.


26-28 June 2017:  We are co-organizing the International Association for Computing and Philosophy's annual conference at Stanford.

The Latest News

2 June 2017
If Hacking Back Becomes Law, What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

31 May 2017
Is It Ethical for These Researchers to Pay Hackers for Access to Malware Before It’s Unleashed?

7 May 2017
German Press Agency (DPA)
When Driving Computers Decide About Life and Death

3 May 2017
American National Standards Institute
Could Driverless Cars Harm People That Human Drivers Would Not?

26 April 2017
Designing a Moral Machine

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

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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