Security

Why we need philosophy and ethics of cyber warfare

Cyber-attacks are rarely out of the headlines. We know state actors, terrorists, and criminals can leverage cyber-means to target the digital infrastructures of our societies. We have also learned that, insofar as our societies ...

Computer Sciences

AI predicts infant age, gender based on temperament

It's hard to tell the difference between a newborn boy and girl based solely on temperament characteristics such as the baby's propensity to display fear, smile or laugh. But once babies reach around a year old that begins ...

Other

Deadbots can speak for you after your death. Is that ethical?

Machine-learning systems are increasingly worming their way through our everyday lives, challenging our moral and social values and the rules that govern them. These days, virtual assistants threaten the privacy of the home; ...

Internet

Plenty of pitfalls await Zuckerberg's 'metaverse' plan

When Mark Zuckerberg announced ambitious plans to build the "metaverse"—a virtual reality construct intended to supplant the internet, merge virtual life with real life and create endless new playgrounds for everyone—he ...

Other

Addressing the issue of using hacked data in research efforts

A pair of health and ethics scientists, one with the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, the other ETH Zurich, has published a Perspective piece in the journal Nature Machine Intelligence, discussing the ethics of researchers ...

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