Here are some of our publications and full-length interviews:

3 July 2024
The Conversation
To Guard Against Cyberattacks in Space, Researchers Ask ‘What If?'

25 June 2024
Via Satellite
10 Takeaways From Cal Poly’s Space Cyberattacks Report

17 June 2024
Outer Space Cyberattacks: Generating Novel Scenarios to Avoid Surprise
A report funded by the US National Science Foundation

11 June 2024
The TED AI Show (podcast)
Why We Can't Fix AI Bias with More AI

29 February 2024
Cryonics: Traps and Transformations

1 December 2023
NASA / National Space Council UAG
White Paper, “Space Data Ethics: The Next Frontier in Responsible Leadership”

26 August 2023
Philosophy & Technology
Deepfake Pornography and the Ethics of Non-Veridical Representations

23 August 2023
A Machine Learning Evaluation Framework for Place-based Algorithmic Patrol Management
A report funded by the US National Science Foundation

July 2023
Evaluating Metrics for Impact Quantification
Our special report on AI impacts

30 June 2023
War on the Rocks
Rise of the Machines or Just a Routine Test?

5 May 2023
Prindle Post
The Garden of Simulated Delights

26 February 2023
Gender in AI and Robotics
Emotional Intimacy and the Idea of Cheating on Committed Human–Human Relationships with a Robot

30 January 2023
AI-Assisted Authorship: How to Assign Credit in Synthetic Scholarship
Our special report on AI writers

8 December 2022
Prindle Post
Driving with the Machine: Self-Driving Cars, Responsibility, and Moral Luck

8 September 2022
The Prindle Post
Were Parts of Your Mind Made in a Factory?

22 June 2022
The Prindle Post
The Curious Case of LaMDA, the AI that Claimed to Be Sentient

11 May 2022
The Prindle Post
Cryonics: The Trap Objection

28 April 2022
The Prindle Post
No Fun and Games

April 2022
A Companion to Public Philosophy
Esse est Percipi: Public Relations for Philosophers

24 March 2022
Public Ethics
The Ethics of Deepfake Pornography

February 2022
Military Space Ethics
Does Just War Theory Extend to the Space Frontier?

6 January 2022
Moral Philosophy and Politics
Rule by Automation: How Automated Decision Systems Promote Freedom and Equality

January 2021
The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Technology
Outer Space as a New Frontier for Technology Ethics

January 2021
Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology
Big Brother Goes to School: Best Practices for Campus Surveillance Technologies During the COVID-19 Pandemic

30 September 2020
Artificial Intelligence Ethics and Predictive Policing: A Roadmap for Research
A report funded by the US National Science Foundation

15 July 2020
Artificial Intelligence and Global Security
Space War and AI

2 June 2020
The Philosopher's Magazine
Winning the Battle, Losing the War (predictive policing)

23 February 2020
Ethics and Information Technology
Autonomous Weapons Systems and the Moral Equality of Combatants

8 July 2019
Cryonics: Medicine, Or The Modern Mummy?

Summer 2019
Ethics & International Affairs
Arctic 2.0: How Artificial Intelligence Can Help Develop a Frontier

June 2019
Special Journal Issue: Human Colonization of Other Worlds
(Announcement here)

25 February 2019
Qubit (Hungary)
Interview with Patrick Lin on Autonomous Cars

20 February 2019
European Science-Media Hub
Interview with Patrick Lin about Autonomous Cars

3 December 2018
Harvard Kennedy School
The Moral Gray Space of AI Decisions

14 November 2018
Karel Čapek Center for Values in Science and Technology
An Interview with Prof. Patrick Lin

29 October 2018
Does AI Ethics Need to be More Inclusive?

15 October 2018
Would 'Deviant' Sex Robots Violate Asimov's Law of Robotics?

12 July 2018
World Economic Forum
Artificial Islands, Robo-Ships, Sleepless Soldiers. Is This the Future of the Arctic?

12 June 2018
Washington Post
When It Comes to AI and Weapons, the Tech World Needs Philosophers

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?

September 2017
Robot Ethics 2.0: From Autonomous Cars to Artificial Intelligence
A book (edited volume), published by Oxford University Press
   Review in Int'l Journal of Law and Information Technology (vol. 26, iss. 4, 2018) here
   Recommendation in Legal Theory Blog (April 2020) here

August 2017
WhiteFox Drone Defense
UAS (Unmanned Aerial Systems) Traffic Management: Recommendations for Seamless Integration

26 July 2017
Communications of the ACM
On the Ethics of Cyberwar (Interview with Keith Abney)

17 July 2017
World Economic Forum
Why Cyberattacks Could Be War Crimes

12 July 2017
Autonomous Navigation: How To Drive Neighborhoods Crazy

12 July 2017
Augmented Reality: It's Fun And Games Until You Make Your Neighborhood Mad

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

5 April 2017
Here's How Tesla Solves A Self-Driving Crash Dilemma

3 April 2017
Robot Cars and Fake Ethical Dilemmas

26 September 2016
World Economic Forum
Is It Wrong for Victims of Cyber-Crime to Hack Back?

26 September 2016
Council on Foreign Relations
Hacking Back Is Ethical in the Cyber Frontier

26 September 2016
Lessons From Zombie Warfare Can Help Us Beat Hackers At Their Own Game

26 September 2016
Forget About Law and Ethics — Is Hacking Back Even Effective?

26 September 2016
Ethics of Hacking Back: 6 Arguments from Armed Conflict to Zombies
A report funded by the US National Science Foundation

12 September 2016
New America Foundation
Autonomous Vehicles, Ethics & Law: Toward an Overlapping Consensus

19 July 2016
The Ethics Centre (Australia)
There's No Perfect Ethics Setting for Self-Driving Cars

11 July 2016
IEEE Spectrum
Should the Police Have Robot Suicide-Bombers?

11 July 2016
IEEE Spectrum
Tesla Autopilot Crash: Why We Should Worry About a Single Death

1 July 2016
Is Tesla Responsible for the Deadly Crash on Auto-Pilot? Maybe.

19 May 2016
American Philosophical Association
Technological vs. Social Progress: Why the Disconnect?

25 April 2016
No, Self-Driving Cars Won't Kill the Insurance Industry

13 April 2016
Center for Values and Social Policy (Univ. of Colorado, Boulder)
Killer Robots, Driverless Cars, and the Ethics of Letting Algorithms Make Morally Significant Decisions

4 January 2016
Killer Robots: New Reasons to Worry About Ethics (Interview with Ryan Jenkins)

January 2016
Ethics and the Future of Spying: Technology, National Security, and Intelligence Collection
I, Spy Robot: The Ethics of Robots in National Intelligence Activities

January 2016
Cybercrime: Current Controversies
Ethical Questions Need to be Answered About Cyberweapons

8 December 2015
TED-Ed (animated shorts)
The Ethical Dilemma of Self-Driving Cars

2 November 2015
Washington Post
We’re Building Superhuman Robots. Will They Be Heroes, or Villains?

August 2015
Commercial Space Exploration: Ethics, Policy, and Governance
Enhancing Astronauts: The Ethical, Legal and Social Implications

19 July 2015
Why Can't Google Cars Avoid Rear-End Accidents?

May 2015
Autonomous Driving (Daimler and Benz Foundation's book)
Chapter 4: Why Ethics Matters for Autonomous Cars

11 May 2015
Wall Street Journal
Should Washington Allow Companies to Strike Back Against Hackers?

20 April 2015
The Atlantic
Do Killer Robots Violate Human Rights?

16 April 2015
Testimony at Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW) at UN Geneva on lethal autononomus weapons systems (LAWS)
The Right to Life and the Martens Clause

6 October 2014
Introduction to Astronaut Bioethics

September 2014
Neurotechnology in National Security and Defense: Practical Considerations, Neuroethical Concerns
Military Neuroenhancement and Risk Assessment

26 August 2014
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
Cyberwarfare Ethics, or How Facebook Could Accidentally Make Its Engineers Into Targets

18 August 2014
Here’s a Terrible Idea: Robot Cars With Adjustable Ethics Settings

18 August 2014
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
Don't Fear the Robot Car Bomb

28 July 2014
What Google Cars Can Learn From Killer Robots

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

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

April 2014
Global Issues and Ethical Considerations in Human Enhancement Technologies
Super Soldiers (Part 1): What is Military Human Enhancement?
Super Soldiers (Part 2): The Ethical, Legal, and Operational Implications

3 February 2014
Inside Google's Mysterious 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

11 December 2013
Microsoft France's Digital Perspectives
Technologies Don't Always Address the Causes of Problems

8 October 2013
The Atlantic
The Ethics of Autonomous Cars

30 July 2013
The Ethics of Saving Lives With Autonomous Cars Are Far Murkier Than You Think
A contributed article in Wired

15 April 2013
Pain Rays and Robot Swarms: The Radical New War Games the DOD Plays
A contributed article in The Atlantic

May 2013
Military Medical Ethics for the 21st Century
Enhanced Warfighters: A Policy Framework

4 January 2013
Could Human Enhancement Turn Soldiers Into Weapons That Violate International Law?
A contributed article in The Atlantic

1 January 2013
Enhanced Warfighters: Risk, Ethics, and Policy
A report funded by The Greenwall Foundation

5 June 2012
Is It Possible to Wage a Just Cyberwar?
A contributed article in The Atlantic

30 April 2012
"Stand Your Cyberground" Law: A Novel Approach for Digital Security
A contributed article in The Atlantic

March 2012
War 2.0: Cyberweapons and Ethics
A journal paper in Communications of the ACM (CACM)

16 Feb 2012
More Than Human? The Ethics of Biologically Enhancing Soldiers
A contributed article in The Atlantic

16 Feb 2012
The Big Robot Questions
A contributed article in Slate

December 2011
Robot Ethics: The Ethical and Social Implications of Robotics
A book (edited volume), published by MIT Press
   Review in Nature journal (5 Jan 2012) here
   Review in Boston Globe (22 Feb 2012) here
   Review in Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews (4 June 2012) here
   Review in ZDNet (31 Oct 2012) here
   Review in Exhibit (13 Dec 2012) here
   Review in Industrial Robot (vol. 40, iss. 2, 2013) here

December 2011
CIA/In-Q-Tel Briefing: Robots, Ethics, and National Intelligence
A contributed article in The Atlantic

June 2011
International Governance of Autonomous Military Robotics
A journal paper in The Columbia Science and Technology Law Review

April 2011
Robot Ethics: Mapping the Issues for a Mechanized World
A journal paper in Artificial Intelligence

December 2010
Military 2.0: Ethical Blowback from Emerging Technologies
A journal paper in Journal of Military Ethics

August 2009
Ethics of Human Enhancement: 25 Questions & Answers
A report funded by the US National Science Foundation

March 2010
What Is Nanotechnology and Why Does It Matter?: From Science to Ethics
A book (monograph), published by Wiley-Blackwell
   Review in Nanotechnology Law & Business journal (Summer 2010) here
   Review in Journal of Military Ethics (March 2012) here

1 July 2009
Therapy and Enhancement: Is There a Moral Difference?
A contributed article in Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News

22 June 2009
The Ethical War Machine
A contributed article in Forbes (special AI report)

December 2008
Autonomous Military Robotics: Risk, Ethics, and Design
A report funded by the US Dept. of Navy, Office of Naval Research

December 2008
Untangling the Debate: The Ethics of Human Enhancement
A journal paper in NanoEthics: Ethics for Technologies that Converge at the Nanoscale

* Not all publications appear on this page, e.g., book chapters and earlier work.

Focus Pages

  • Robotics and AI
  • AI/predictive policing

  • Cyberwarfare/security
  • Outer space cybersecurity

  • Outer space exploration
  • Arctic 2.0

  • Enhancement/bioengineering
  • Nanotech/materials science

  • Virtual/augmented reality
  • Social tech and games

  • Other pages in progress
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