NOTE: Due to Hurricane Michael, your first written exercise is now due the week of October 22-26 rather than October 15-19. Also, your midterm has been rescheduled to November 2.
ADDITIONAL NOTE: Due to Hurricane Michale, your second written exercise is now due the week of December 3-7.
From Oxford Online, we find these definitions:
philosophy: The study of the fundamental nature of knowledge, reality, and existence, especially when considered as an academic discipline.
ethics: Moral principles that govern a person's behaviour or the conducting of an activity.
Written Presentation 2
Spinello, chapter 1 "The Internet and Ethical Values"
Plato's Euthyphro (audio version is available here.)
Excerpt from Mill's Utilitarianism
Excerpt from Kant's Fundamental Principles of the Metaphysics of Morals
Spinello, chapter 2 "Regulating and Governing the Internet"
Spinello, chapter 3 "Free Speech and Content Controls in Cyberspace"
Spinello, chapter 4 "Intellectual Property in Cyberspace"
Spinello, chapter 5 "Regulating Internet Privacy"
Spinello, chapter 6 "Securing the Electronic Frontier"
Obligatory xkcd collection:
Various Ethics-oriented Resources
Online Ethics Center for Engineering and Science
Collection of ethical code URLs from NC State
Computer and Information Ethics (in particular, see the Uniqueness debate between Maner and Johnson)
Bynum: Computer ethics: Its birth and its future
Nick Bostrom: Superintelligence
Isaac Asimov: I, Robot
Norbert Weiner: The Human Use of Human Beings: Cybernetics and Society (abbreviated HUHB in the notes.)
Excerpt from The Grand Design episode of "Yes, Prime Minister"
The Future of Employment (PDF)
How Aristotle Created the Computer
Worth Noting Now
2018-08-26: ACM releases new revision of its code of ethics
Older News Items
2017-01-09: Do you own your own fingerprints?
2017-01-09: Makers of Self Driving Cars Ask What to Do With Human Nature
2017-01-09: Driverless Cars: Who Gets Protected
2017-01-09: The social dilemma of autonomous vehicles
2017-01-09: Save the Driver or Save the Crowd?
2017-01-09: Dallas Shooter Killed By Bomb Robot In Policing First
2017-01-11: Finding inspiration for art in the betrayal of privacy
2017-01-11: A view from the White House on the impact of automation on the economy
2017-02-15: New Office Sensors Know When You Leave Your Desk
2017-02-15: Algorithms Secretly Run the World
2017-02-15: Weapons of Math Destruction
2017-02-20: Fearful of Hacking, Dutch Will Count Ballots by Hand
2017-02-21: It is too easy to steal a second-hand connected car
2017-03-08: Wikileaks Vault 7, Year 0
2017-03-27: A Call to Let's Encrypt: Stop Issuing "PayPal" Certificates
2017-03-27: Let's Encrypt Has Issued Certificates to Over 14,000 PayPal Phishing Sites
2017-03-27: Let's Encrypt Are Enabling the Bad Guys and Why They Should
2017-03-27: Bill Gates Versus the Robots
2017-03-27: The End of Labor: How to Protect Workers from the Rise of Robots
2017-03-28: After 12 Rejects, Apple Accepts App that That Tracks U.S. Drone Strikes
2017-03-29: Automation is set to hit workers in developing countries hard (Fourth Industrial Revolution)
2017-03-29: WhatsApp must be accessible to authorities, says Amber Rudd
2017-03-29: No 10 Repeats Rudd's call for authorities to access encrypted messages
2017-03-29: The Importance of Strong Encryption to Security
2017-04-10: Vigilanteism: How to force manufacturers to take IOT security seriously
2017-04-10: Autonomity: Robot Surgeon Bests Human Surgeons
2017-04-10: Hand-to-hand cyberwar
2017-04-10: If animals have rights, should robots also?
2017-04-10: World Economic Forum's Top 9 Ethical Issues in Artificial Intelligence
2017-04-10: Machine Ethics: The Robot's Dilemma
2017-04-11: The Dark Secret at the Heart of AI
2017-04-11: China Moves to Further TIghten Regulation of Digital Information
2017-04-11: Chinese Firm Cuts Costs by Hiring Army of Robots
2017-04-12: Florida's current Good Samaritan statute
2017-04-12: Three Challenges for the Web
2017-04-12: Computing and Moral Responsibility
2017-04-14: Russian Humanoid Robots Learns to Shoot
2017-04-17: Uber for Carjacking
2017-04-17: Can Liberty Survive the Digital Age?
2017-04-17: United States Air Force Demonstrates Autonomously Controlled F16
2017-04-17: Autonomous Weapons
2017-04-17: Autodraw review
2017-04-17: Rules for Robots?
2017-04-17: Should Autonomous Cars Be Forced to Save Lives?
2017-04-17: Robots and Agriculture
2017-04-19: Hajime, mo
2017-04-19: Apple Removes New York Times Apps from Its Store in China
2018-08-27: An artist warns of our robot-ruled future. Or is it our present?
2018-08-29: Botched CIA communications system help blow cover of Chinese agents
2018-08-30: Taiwan and crowdsourcing laws
2018-08-31: Can Beethoven send takedown requests?
2018-09-05: City of Tallahasse Ethics Board
2018-09-05: City introduces new ethics ordinances
2018-09-05: City of Tallahassee Code of Ethics
2018-09-14: Gizmodo: Google is helping the Pentagon build AI for drones
2018-09-14: BuzzFeed's coverage of the Google ethics quandaries
2018-09-14: Academia speaks out about Project Maven
2018-09-14: Google's code of ethics for its participation in AI projects
2018-09-14: Google and Project Maven
2018-09-14: The Intercept's Dragonfly article
2018-09-14: New York Times: Google tried to change China; will China instead change Google?
2018-09-14: Telepathy with drone swarms
2018-09-17: Artificial Intelligence: The revolution has not happened yet
2018-09-19: Menlo Report: Ethical Principles Guiding Information and Communication Technology Research
2018-09-19: Ethical Considerations in Network Measurement Papers
2018-09-19: Hide and Seek: Tracking NSO Group's Pegasus Spyware to Operations in 45 Countries
2018-09-19: SAP's Ethics and AI Stance
2018-09-19: Microsoft's Approach to AI
2018-09-19: The Ethics of Data Flow
2018-09-20: At the farm, the boss is an AI-powered algorithm
2018-09-21: DARPA wants brain interfaces for able-bodied warfighters
2018-09-21: Facebook must correct misleading terms of service
2018-09-21: The glamorous life of a professional video gamer
2018-09-21: Code of conflict to code of conduct?
2018-09-21: Code of Conflict
2018-09-21: Code of conduct
2018-09-24: Leave no dark corner
2018-09-24: China's use of big data might actually make it less big brother-ish
2018-09-24: China's social credit system seeks to assign citizens scores, engineer social behavior
2018-09-26: China's Orwellian social credit system is expanding overseas
2018-10-01: Don't get distracted
2018-10-01: No cash needed at this cafe
2018-10-03: Cornell food researcher's downfall raises larger questions for science
2018-10-05: AI World 2018: Healthcare Track
2018-10-05: Nurse by phone
2018-10-05: AI and healthcare (Wired article)
2018-10-05: Humans need not apply?
2018-10-16: Gartner Picks Digital Ethics and Privacy as a Strategic Trend for 2019
2018-10-23: International Privacy Conference
2018-10-24: Tim Cook makes blistering attack on the "data industrial complex"
2018-10-25: Europe's new copyright law could change the web worldwide
2018-10-25: Europe considers a new copyright law
2018-10-25: Legal AI?
2018-10-25: AI generates portraits and profits
2018-10-25: Responsible technology? Who decides?
2018-10-25: Future warfare: no human needed (Do we need a new definition of warfare?)
2018-10-25: Future of Life Institute
2018-10-29: EU's link tax will kill open access and creative commons news
2018-10-29: A living hard drive: this GIF was stored in the DNA of bacteria
2018-10-29: Baidu's AI can do simultaneous translation between any two languages
2018-10-29: Duplication-correcting codes for data storage in the DNA of living organisms
2018-10-31: Ethical implications of artificial and the role of governmentts
2018-10-31: DOD official highlights value of artificial intelligence to future warfare
2018-10-31: Project Maven to deploy computer algorithms to war zone by year's end
2018-10-31: Robot Wars
2018-11-05: Tool does not work
2018-11-07: Facial recognition advances
2018-11-07: Facebook admits that it was used to incite violence in Myanmar
2018-11-07: Nothing exceeds like excess; or, a lack of privacy in the digital age
2018-11-07: Gait recognition
2018-11-16: AI for APTs
2018-11-16: 'I don't really want to work for Facebook' say some computer science students
2018-11-26: A Case of Digital Sovereignty?
2018-11-26: Wired Story on the same subject of spying
2018-11-26: Dawn of the Code War
2018-11-26: How I changed the law with a github pull request
2018-11-26: Open Law Library?
2018-11-27: We are Google employeess, Google must drop Dragonfly
2018-11-28: Google attacks mosquito-borne disease
2018-11-28: Inside Sellafield's death zone with the nuclear clean-up robots
2018-11-28: Some Googlers support Project Dragonfly
2018-12-05: Chatbots: Civic Danger?
2018-12-05: Computations as Propaganda?
2018-12-05: Big Brother becomes Big Algorithm?
2018-12-05: Is ethical technology a farce?
2018-12-07: Alphazero shedding new light on chess, shogi, and go"
2018-12-07: Science article on Alphazero's superhuman successes