Stanford, MIT, Harvard and other universities that helped produce Silicon Valley’s top technologists are rolling out new tech ethics courses, bringing a more medicine-like morality to computer science
Really pleased to see the start of this much needed shift towards ethics training as part of CS undergrad
Stanford, MIT, Harvard and other universities that helped produce Silicon Valley’s top technologists are rolling out new tech ethics courses, bringing a more medicine-like morality to computer science
The scramble to build an ethics system for computer science: talks to about the sudden rise of CS ethics courses, including the Ethics and Governance of #AI course he's teaching with
Tech’s Ethical ‘Dark Side’: Harvard, Stanford and Others Want to Address It Others = ;-)
Lots to say about this article, but for now, let me say that the ABET accredidation requirement for teaching ethics in CS is extremely pliable and basically anything goes.
"The medical profession has an ethic: First, do no harm. Silicon Valley has an ethos: Build it first and ask for forgiveness later."
Universities Rush to Roll Out Computer Science Ethics Courses
Check out own ethics expert , interviewed in NYT on a vital issue for DS education.
“Technology is not neutral” - Mehran Salami in a great piece by about the new trend of teaching computer science ethics courses in universities
Universities are (finally) offering courses on ethics and regulation of artificial intelligence. via #AIEthics #DigitalSociety #Education
Tech’s Ethical ‘Dark Side’: Harvard, Stanford and Others Want to Address It
Some of Silicon Valley’s top technologists are hustling to bring a more medicine-like morality to computer science.
It only took nearly a decade for my senior thesis on the ethics of privacy on Facebook to become relevant 😉 cc/
Important story from about trying to teach responsibility, accountability and morality in tech
"Move fast & break stuff" is no longer an acceptable moral paradigm for the #tech industry given the potential intentional & accidental misuse of #AI & #ML. Hope to see #ethics training become core part of computer science education everywhere #compsci
UMass Lowell and IIT have been teaching engineers ethics for >20 years. Lowell was home of Roger Boisjoly, the whistleblower on the Challenger disaster. It’s infuriating that the NYT only picks up these issues for large, old, privileged institutions. 😑
Universities Rush to Roll Out Computer Science Ethics Courses
New computer science ethics courses aim to train the next generation of technologists and policymakers to consider the ramifications of innovations before products go to market
Amazed to find my picture in the today. Universities developing new courses on ethics, public policy, and technology; excited for new teaching and research agenda with Jeremy Weinstein & Mehran Sahami
Tech’s Ethical ‘Dark Side’: Harvard, Stanford and Others Want to Address It
A step in the right direction! “Technology is not neutral....The choices that get made in building technology then have social ramifications.”
In which ethics becomes a pipeline problem
Great (and unsurprising) that Mehran is continuing the Stanford tradition of CS ethics stretching back through Winograd & Roberts (and many more). This’ll be a class worth taking.
Tech’s Ethical ‘Dark Side’: Harvard, Stanford and Others Want to Address It (Yes many others are working on this topic including through #ieee) #aiethics #wellbeing
. How appropriate! From today's NYT: "Universities Rush to Roll Out Computer Science Ethics Courses" HA! Better late than never? Too late for some, obviously.
Nice to see PhD and fellow lead the way on teaching ethics to computer scientists. Another way that humanities & social science can improve a high-tech world.
CEGA and hope to influence courses like this by hosting a conversation on the #ethics of #ArtificialIntelligence for #globaldev at our #AI Conference with , Moorea Brega of & .
Universities offer tech upgrade: #ethics; 's on latest #classroom innovation, via
Pleased to see so many top universities introducing ethics & tech courses. Not in this NYT article, but is also doing this, including my own class on social, policy & econ implications of #AI .
Needed in business schools! “Universities Rush to Roll Out Computer Science Ethics Courses” - New York Times
“The medical profession has an ethic: First, do no harm. Silicon Valley has an ethos: Build it first and ask for forgiveness later.”
All accredited CS programs teach ethics. This article is about specializing ethics courses to make it more relevant to student interests has taught a course on ethics in robotics for the last 15 years
Harvard, MIT, NYU among growing crop of US universities offering computer science ethics courses in the wake of fake news and other troubles at tech companies (Natasha Singer/New York Times)
"The medical profession has an ethic: First, do no harm. Silicon Valley has an ethos: Build it first and ask for forgiveness later." #DataEthics #AI HT
A small, but positive step forward. I really think that ethics should be a core part of all STEM degrees.
Tech’s Ethical ‘Dark Side’: Harvard, Stanford and Others Want to Address It - The New York Times
At a growing number of universities, students do get ethics training. An even better question: why don’t more companies hire data science ethicists? #datascience #ethics
Universities Rush to Roll Out Computer Science Ethics Courses
Universities rush to CS ethics courses to warn about dark side of tech. I hope the course also focuses more on the positive impacts of tech to build moral compass.
I can already see the desperate graduates of philosophy PhD programs pretending they can teach these courses.
Tech’s Ethical ‘Dark Side’: Harvard, Stanford and Others Want to Address It /
Universities Rush to Roll Out Computer Science Ethics Courses
I don't know where this NYT got the idea that ethics was a new course topic at Stanford CS: Here is a nice summary of "Ethics in Computer Science" instruction within Stanford CS, written in '98 discussing the era '88-'98:
Universities Rush to Roll Out Computer Science Ethics Courses
Ethics of Data Science by makes the paper of record!!
Universities Rush to Roll Out Computer Science Ethics Courses
"Is the technology fair? How do you make sure that the data is not biased? Should machines be judging humans?" #TechEthics Tech’s Ethical ‘Dark Side’: Harvard, Stanford and Others Want to Address It
Tech’s Ethical ‘Dark Side’: Harvard, Stanford and Others Want to Address It
Better late than never...
2/ We've come a long way since mentioned our class in this story about the rise of ethics and computer science courses.
The medical profession has an ethic: First, do no harm. Silicon Valley has an ethos: Build it first and ask for forgiveness later. Universities Rush to Roll Out Computer Science Ethics Courses
Universities Rush to Roll Out Computer Science Ethics Courses
Ethics and data.
Our aspiration: to bring about a fundamental shift in how students, whatever their choice of major and whatever their career pathway, think about their role as enablers and shapers of technological change in society.
Universities Rush to Roll Out Computer Science Ethics Courses
Universities Rush to Roll Out Computer Science Ethics Courses, by Natasha Singer /
Yes, the big universities want to address this. As it turns out, some of the small schools have been addressing this for a long time, often indirectly. When Socrates was accused of being like Daedalus, that was a question of ethics and robotics, e.g.
Ethics likely to become a larger and larger consideration for tech innovation. Good to see that starting in universities
“The idea is to train the next generation of technologists and policymakers to consider the ramifications of innovations”