Creating an ethical machine learning system is no simple task, but maths can help.
The assisted dying bill in Victoria – complex and significant – is engendering less heated debate than marriage equality although both tap into some of our most fundamental fears and motivations.
Government initiatives to prod people to make better decisions got a lot of attention after Richard Thaler won a Nobel in economics for his working on nudging.
More than 2,000 Canadians have chosen medical assistance in dying (MAID) since legalization in 2016. But palliative care doctors aren't embracing assisted suicide as part of their job.
Archbishop Bishop Desmond Tutu is well known for having invoked an ubuntu ethic to evaluate South African society, and he can take substantial credit for having made the term familiar.
Space terrorism and testing of space tourists are theoretical problems today. But let's have conversations right now to make sure they don't become real problems in the future.
If opioids prevent significant suffering, then the solution to the prescription opioid problem cannot simply be to stop using them.
Two cases remind us of the international presence of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and the importance of designing, adopting and enforcing effective anti-corruption policies.
Schools and universities have a responsibility to protect students from hate speech while also exposing them to views that disrupt their ways of thinking and ideas of the world.
Digital technology and its ability to process vast amounts of human-generated data can be a powerful tool for social science research.
What is the impact of religiosity and spirituality on ethical decision-making at work? India has a rich experience of such behaviours.
Australian news editors and politicians give their views on the ethical issues arising when reporters return to journalism after time as a political spin doctor.
The first set of ethical rules on how self-driving cars should operate have been adopted by the German government.
Technologists need to understand the society in which they live, and the effect their inventions could have on it.
Americans have moved on from worrying about ‘test-tube babies’ – but there are still ethical challenges to resolve as reproductive technologies continue to advance.
Ability expectations are what people rely upon as they seek out productive and satisfying lives. They need to be a key part of the debate over gene-editing and other major scientific breakthroughs.
A scholar argues why more rules, regulations and codes, such as those proposed by Walter Shaub, will not have much effect.
The contentious book documenting Nelson Mandela’s last days that was pulled of the shelves left many unanswered questions. Judgement must be suspended until it's content is made public.
If Trump is lying to his own lawyers about Russia, he is risking Bill Clinton's fate.
The quest for technology to be the salvation of humankind neglects to consider some darker truths that lead to dystopia.