Robots should be designed so that even vulnerable users know that they are machines. But how do we create something engaging that is so obviously artificial?
New and imagined digital technologies have important ethical implications. We should devise relevant social norms through a high-profile, public, collaborative process.
A philosopher argues that now is the time to figure it out, before we make the inevitable discovery of extraterrestrial life.
Dealing with fossil fuels means working out how to deal with shared resources. While economists might argue that we tend to selfishness, psychology offers another way.
How can we humans avoid harmful results of robot obedience?
Should we allow innocents to be harmed for the greater good? Eye in the Sky puts a modern spin on a classic philosophical moral dilemma.
Hoping to avoid the pitfalls and tropes of drug genre photography, documentary photographer Aaron Goodman spent a year following three addicts enrolled in a heroin-assisted treatment program.
Banks may pay lip service to ethical cultures but often curtail the critical questioning that allows ethical issues to be surfaced in the first place.
Now that Apple has refused to build a backdoor into its own device, should the FBI turn to ethical hackers to gain access to a terror suspect's iPhone?
The movie Suffragettes shows the occasionally violent and sensational tactics used by militant suffragettes. Were these justified?
There were many examples of ethics failures in 2015. So what's missing from company leaders?
How to ensure rich countries will live up to their promises of money and carbon emissions cuts? Developing countries need to look to the Allies' unified strategy in World War II.
A narrow debate of what countries should pay to respond to climate change obscures a bigger moral discussion that touches on economics, ethics and people's relationship to the natural world.
China's population policy shift has some worried – and at the heart of it is a philosophical dilemma.
The ethics of genetically modified mosquitoes and the gene-drive technology that seeks to spread them.
Just how much disclosure is it reasonable to expect from a sex partner, particularly if that relationship isn't a serious and committed one?
The Hunger Games movie franchise has ended. What can we learn from Katniss Everdeen about living a just life? This article contains spoilers for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part II.
More than 2,000 academics, including philosophers and ethicists, are urging global leaders at the Paris climate summit to focus on the moral dimensions of climate change.
How to make companies take seriously their responsibilities to the rest of us.
Programming cars to make ethical decisions like humans poses problems.