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.
Update: My office hours will be held in 160 Love for the rest of the semester.
Second writing assignment
Spinello, chapter 1 "The Internet and Ethical Values"
Plato's Euthyphro (audio version is available here.)
Excerpt from Mill's On Liberty
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
2019-01-11: Humans need not apply (original link is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Pq-S557XQU)
2019-01-14: Harris Presentation
2019-01-14: Facebook executive swatting sends significant police response to his home
2019-01-14: Tokyo cafe to use robot waiters operated by people with physical disabilities
2019-01-15: The reason that software remains insecure
2019-01-16: Harris on Wired's dangerous internet entities?
2019-01-16: Stingrays in Florida
2019-01-16: Florida Cops' Secret Weapon: Warrantless Cellphone Tracking
2019-01-16: Florida Committe Passes Bill to Ban Warrantless Stingray Spying
2019-01-16: Stingray Secret Surveillance Programs
2019-01-16: When Chinese hackers declared war on the rest of us
2019-01-17: What would a world without pushbuttons look like?
2019-01-18: Giving algorithms a sense of uncertainty could make them more ethical
2019-01-18: IBM Service Platform with Watson
2019-01-22: Google lies about me
2019-01-24: Age of Social Credit
2019-01-25: Why China's Social Credit Systems are Surprisingly Popular
2019-01-28: Ethics of Artificial Intelligence
2019-01-28: The case for taking AI serioiusly as a threat to humanity
2019-01-28: Alphastar beats professionals at Starcraft II
2019-01-29: Automation at Davos
2019-01-30: The Research Pirates of the Dark Web
2019-01-30: AI Encroaching on Financial Advice Services?
2019-01-30: Blackrock's Engagement with AI
2019-01-30: AI powers Emma Hedge Fund
2019-01-31: Why ethical robots might not be such a good idea after all
2019-01-31: AI Principles from the Future of Life Institute
2019-02-01: Robot plays Jenga
2019-02-01: Why you should not fear slaughterbots
2019-02-01: Why you should fear slaughterbots
2019-02-01: Future of Life Institute on Autonomous Weapons Ban
2019-02-01: Lethal autonomous drones
2019-02-01: China's Propaganda App (Minitrue comes true?)
2019-02-04: Good data possible?
2019-02-04: Harvard does ethics
2019-02-05: Crimes and misdemeanors in the age of automation
2019-02-06: Achieving and maintaining cyberspace superiority
2019-02-06: Security researcher assaulted over vulnerability disclosure
2019-02-06: Money machines
2019-02-06: Moral decision making tested
2019-02-13: IBM Debater loses to Harish Natarajan
2019-02-13: AI debates Human
2019-02-13: AI debates Human (Vox)
2019-02-14: Self driving vehicles might have different priorities
2019-02-14: The ethics of soma in the 21st century
2019-02-14: Humane technology?
2019-02-14: Humane technology in (re)action?
2019-02-14: Machine gets high marks for diagnosing sick children
2019-02-14: Google CAPTCHA's woes
2019-02-14: Has Google began censoring Russian search results?
2019-02-14: How to fight the surveillance economy
2019-02-14: This person does not exist (GANs at work)
2019-02-18: Ethics in action? Researchers, scared by their own work, hold back "deepfakes for text" AI
2019-02-18: How OpenAI's deepfake technology works
2019-02-18: Digital ethics concerns for Parliament?
2019-02-20: A Russian neighbor has cybersecurity lessons for the rest of us
2019-02-20: Tallinn Manual on the International Law Applicable to Cyber Operations
2019-02-20: Farming robot revolution beckons new age of agriculture technology
2019-02-20: Prepare for the rise of the farm bots
2019-02-22: Patent Exhaustion
2019-02-27: Computer Software (reasonably early discussion of personal agents and AI)
2019-03-04: Is ethical AI even possible?
2019-03-04: Older work on hoax detection
2019-03-04: Project Maven and Google
2019-03-06: Cybersecurity firm Darkmatter request to be trusted root CA raises concerns
2019-03-06: Surveillance firm asks Mozilla to be included in Firefox's certificate whitelist
2019-03-06: Cyber-mercenary groups should not be trusted in your browser or anywhere else
2019-03-06: What's the purpose of humanity if machines can learn ingenuity?
2019-03-07: AI "creates" art: who gets the credit?
2019-03-07: Executive Order on Maintaining American Leadership in Artificial Intelligence
2019-03-07: New Work Summit Questions
2019-03-11: The world's first robot "citizen"
2019-03-14: Copyright in the age of Open Access (FSU content)
2019-03-14: Japan's government white paper on AI and the ethics of its interaction with humans
2019-03-28: Barking drones replace sheep dogs
2019-03-28: Robot picks apples
2019-03-29: Edward Snowden: national security whistleblowing and civil disobedience
2019-04-01: April 1st? AI start-up has found a new source of cheap labor
2019-04-05: How China turned a city into a prison
2019-04-08: Camera above the classroom
2019-04-10: Australia's new social media law
2019-04-10: The age of robot farmers
2019-04-10: Apple Music censors songs in China
2019-04-11: Automating Ethics
2019-04-12: Feeling Safe in the Surveillance State
2019-04-15: Maybe useful for your paper
2019-04-15: Police Sock Puppets (related link: It's legal to do so
2019-04-17: Facial recognition in New York City
2019-04-22: US wants to use facial recognition on air travelers leaving the country
2019-04-22: Can science writing be automated?
2019-04-22: Generate a random paper (don't use this for writing assignment 2!)
2019-04-24: Made in China, Exported to the World: The Surveillance State
2019-04-23: Facial recognition creeps up on a JetBlue passenger and she hates it
2019-04-24: Cameras help targeted advertising
2019-04-24: G7 wants to tame the Internet
2019-04-25: How artificial intelligence systems could threaten democracy
2019-04-26: AXON products and ethical development
2019-04-26: Patent application 0180121738: SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SUPPLEMENTING CAPTURED DATA
2019-04-26: Body cameras with facial recognition