Machine Ethics and Emerging Technologies

Paul Fenwick (01.Jun.2018 at 17:00, 1 hr )
Keynote at php[tek] 2018 (English - US)

Rating: 5 of 5

Technology is advancing at a faster rate than society’s expectations, and many technologies go from the being the stuff of science-fiction to being consumer-available, with very little in the way of discussion in between. But with the increasing rate of progress comes many questions that are uncomfortable to contemplate, and which may be dangerous to ignore. When should an autonomous vehicle sacrifice itself and its owner to protect others? What happens when medical expert systems work on behalf of insurance agencies rather than patients? What happens when the world’s weapon systems—including combat drones—are able to make lethal decisions without human involvement?

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Rating: 5 of 5

01.Jun.2018 at 17:45 by Steve Grunwell (128 comments) via Web2 LIVE

The future will be awesome, but this talk was absolutely terrifying. Great balance of humor and horrifying (possible) future.

This talk is basically Black Mirror: The Keynote. So good.

Rating: 5 of 5

01.Jun.2018 at 17:54 by Christian Crews (7 comments) via Web2 LIVE

It was an interesting peek into the further. Paul’s talk was scary, funny and informative at the same time.

Rating: 5 of 5

01.Jun.2018 at 21:01 by Eric Mann (46 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Ethics in software is increasingly becoming the most vital topic of conversation. This talk approached it well and blended a solid amount of appropriate humor to make the topic easily relatable.

Rating: 5 of 5

02.Jun.2018 at 07:55 by Margaret Staples (41 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Engaging and laugh out loud funny talk on an often overlooked but overwhelmingly important subject. Thank you so much!

Rating: 5 of 5

04.Jun.2018 at 17:40 by Dave Liddament (69 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Wow, what a great talk. Lots of interesting and thought provoking parts to it, especially questions like "would you buy an unethical car?"

A fantastic talk to end a conference on.

Rating: 5 of 5

04.Jun.2018 at 19:10 by Bradley Coudriet (23 comments) via Web2 LIVE

What a great ending Keynote to the conference. This keynote was funny, thought-provoking and scary!

Rating: 5 of 5

05.Jun.2018 at 09:31 by Sal Ferrarello (8 comments) via Web2 LIVE

This look at the ethical choices that advancing technology will bring is thought-provoking, engaging, and darkly humorous. Great stuff.

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