Analysis and commentary on applied ethics in many fields by the staff of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics
Following case studies on Microsoft and IBM, the World Economic Forum’s Responsible Use of Technology project community worked with Salesforce to dive deep into its journey towards more intentional innovation.
Privacy violations and misinformation are particularly likely to impact teens online.
History shows laws will end up as weapons deployed in discriminatory ways to curtail freedom.
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On July 21, 2022, MCAE will host a day-long public conference focused on the goal of developing morally enriching AI.
The U.S. Supreme Court decision in New York State Rifle & Pistol Ass’n v. Bruen interferes with the states’ right to create new constitutional limits to enforce sensible gun control regulations.
Adoption of public policy on responsible, common sense gun safety is not only overdue, its absence from bipartisan agreements has become morally untenable.
There is no ethical justification for owning automatic or semi-automatic guns by normal citizens.
Our current political system is hopelessly corrupt in that basic ethical principles, such as working for the common good rather than one’s own self-interests of power and money while ignoring conflicts of interest, prevent elected leaders from supporting and incorporating policies and laws to minimize gun violence.
While some tech tools might indeed be helpful, they should be considered in conjunction with, not as replacement for, regulations that address the role of guns.
Guns don't kill people; people kill people; but guns can habituate people to killing, and that is clearly what is happening in our culture now.