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Tag: philosophy

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Dec 1, 2020

Tackling Ethics Concerns Regarding Use of ‘Carebots’ to Assist Older Adults

What's actually possible with Carebots? And what's ethical? 

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Nov 10, 2020

Studies Outline Key Ethical Questions Surrounding Brain-Computer Interface Tech

Brain-computer interfaces are becoming more common, but ethical questions remain. 

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Jul 6, 2020

What Ethical Models for Autonomous Vehicles Don’t Address – And How They Could Be Better

What happens if people use autonomous vehicles to do something bad? 

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Apr 3, 2020

Talking About How We Talk About the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence

How are we thinking (and writing) about AI? And why does it matter? 

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May 8, 2019

The Ethics and Challenges Surrounding Neuroenhancement

New work explores the ethics of neuroenhancement, and calls for legal and regulatory oversight of the emerging technologies. 

Aug 20, 2018

Proposal Seeks to Improve Assessment of Drug Risks

A drug policy researcher is proposing a suite of changes to overhaul the Multi-Criteria Drug Harm Scale, which informs drug policies across Europe. 

Mar 12, 2018

Study Tackles Neuroscience Claims to Have Disproved ‘Free Will’

Some researchers have argued neuroscience studies prove that free will is an illusion. But a new analysis of these studies shows that many contained methodological inconsistencies and conflicting results. 

May 16, 2017

Study: ‘Moral Enhancement’ Technologies Are Neither Feasible Nor Wise

Recent study finds “moral enhancement technologies” are neither feasible nor wise, based on an assessment of existing research.