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

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

28 July 2014
Forbes
What Google Cars Can Learn From Killer Robots

30 June 2014
Wall Street Journal
Facebook Furor Is Overblown, Says Cal Poly Ethicist

11 June 2014
Slate
The Facebook War: Would Taking Down the Social Network Justify a Real-World Attack?

6 June 2014
Time
How to Make Driverless Cars Behave

21 May 2014
Motherboard
For Good or Bad, Intelligent, Swarming Nanobots Are the Next Frontier of Drones

10 May 2014
Popular Science
The Mathematics Of Murder: Should A Robot Sacrifice Your Life To Save Two?

6 May 2014
Wired
The Robot Car of Tomorrow Might Just Be Programmed to Hit You

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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