Source: BBC Date: December 1st, 2022 Link: https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-63816454 Discussion “Killer robots”? What are some of the tech ethic issues around killer robots? What is a “technology ethicist”?
Posts Categorized: Ethical issues
The discovery of thousands of undeclared private swimming pools in France has provided an unexpected windfall for French tax authorities. Following an experiment using artificial intelligence (AI), more than 20,000 hidden pools were discovered. They have amassed some €10m (£8.5m) in revenue, French media is reporting. Pools can lead to higher property taxes because they… Read more »
For many of us, the idea of having such a chip implanted in our body is an appalling one, but a 2021 survey of more than 4,000 people across the UK and the European Union found that 51% would consider it. However, without giving a percentage figure, the report added that “invasiveness and security issues remained… Read more »
Source: Toronto Star Date: March 31st, 2022 Link: https://www.thestar.com/business/opinion/2022/04/02/social-media-is-too-important-to-public-discourse-to-let-facebook-call-the-shots.html Discussion Is it actually illegal for Facebook to pay a consulting firm to essentially make up stories about a rival, TikTok in this case, that put them in a bad light? The author suggests that Facebook should not be left to it’s own supervision. Which government… Read more »
Source: BBC Technology News Date: March 31st, 2022 Link: https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-60787296 Discussion Most people post without giving a second thought to if what they are posting is legal or illegal. What sorts of things might be illegal to post about in your location? Most countries regulate the provision of financial information, as Australia has done here…. Read more »
ShotSpotter’s incident-review room is like any other call centre. Analysts wearing headsets sit by computer screens, listening intently. Yet the people working here have an extraordinary responsibility. They make the final decision on whether a computer algorithm has correctly identified a gunshot – and whether to dispatch the police. Making the wrong call has serious… Read more »
Source: Mojo Vision Date: October 12th, 2021 Link to 3 minute 0 second video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61QNTWE54QU Discussion What are some of the Management Information Systems issues around having an AR-enabled contact lens? This is a clear push into a world of augmented reality. What issues, such as ethical issues, might a Management Information Systems professional have… Read more »
Source: TechQuickie Date: September 24th, 2021 Link to 4 minute 56 second video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JNBDwd40is Discussion What is a deepfake? Why is Artificial Intelligence used to help create deepfakes? What are some social and ethical issues arising from making a deepfake?
The trolls accosting Justin Trudeau at campaign stops across Canada are hardly the first to bring the worst of Facebook to real life. “Death to Trudeau” memes have been dominant on Facebook for years. The guy who packed his truck full of guns and drove through the gates of Rideau Hall in search of the… Read more »
How would you feel about being able to pay to control multiple aspects of another person’s life? A new app is offering you the chance to do just that. When writer Brandon Wong recently couldn’t decide what takeaway to order one evening, he asked his followers on social media app NewNew to choose for him…. Read more »