An Ethics Resource at Your Fingertips: Meet BERC (University of St. Thomas)

University of St. Thomas: An Ethics Resource at Your Fingertips: Meet BERC. “Business Ethics Resource Center includes ethics and compliance resources from nationally and internationally recognized ethics and compliance centers, consortia and organizations, experts and thought leaders, qualified academics and practitioners, and industry groups.”

New York Times: Do You Have a Moral Duty to Leave Facebook?

New York Times: Do You Have a Moral Duty to Leave Facebook?. “I joined Facebook in 2008, and for the most part, I have benefited from being on it. Lately, however, I have wondered whether I should delete my Facebook account. As a philosopher with a special interest in ethics, I am using ‘should’ in the moral sense. That is, in light of recent events implicating Facebook in objectionable behavior, is there a duty to leave it?”

The Week: The quest to design an ethical social media platform

The Week: The quest to design an ethical social media platform. “Social media use is pervasive in our culture. And it’s on the rise. At the start of this year, there were almost 3.2 billion people using social networks worldwide, up 13 percent from 2017. There are more than 11 new users every second. Meanwhile, we’re learning about the damage excessive social media use can do to our health and our society. As awareness of the pitfalls of being constantly connected grows, a small number of tech professionals are working to introduce ethical principles into social media design. But what does an ethical social media platform actually look like?”

TechCrunch: Big tech must not reframe digital ethics in its image

TechCrunch: Big tech must not reframe digital ethics in its image . “Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s visage loomed large over the European parliament this week, both literally and figuratively, as global privacy regulators gathered in Brussels to interrogate the human impacts of technologies that derive their power and persuasiveness from our data. The eponymous social network has been at the center of a privacy storm this year. And every fresh Facebook content concern — be it about discrimination or hate speech or cultural insensitivity — adds to a damaging flood.”

MIT Technology Review: Should a self-driving car kill the baby or the grandma? Depends on where you’re from

MIT Technology Review: Should a self-driving car kill the baby or the grandma? Depends on where you’re from. “In 2014 researchers at the MIT Media Lab designed an experiment called Moral Machine. The idea was to create a game-like platform that would crowdsource people’s decisions on how self-driving cars should prioritize lives in different variations of the ‘trolley problem.’ In the process, the data generated would provide insight into the collective ethical priorities of different cultures. The researchers never predicted the experiment’s viral reception.”