If virtual characters can be as smart as humans, having free will, can we kill or harm them?
The inquiry’s findings could be a defining moment for South Africa, but only if the work of the Commission leads to concrete action and systemic change.
Through lockdowns, vaccine mandates and the spectre of mass death, the pandemic has uprooted our lives and challenged us to think differently about ethics. What might the future hold?
A professor of digital society and an ethics researcher discuss COVID passes and what they mean for the UK.
We have moved beyond burning witches and lynching wrong-doers. So we should also stop shaming unvaccinated people. There are better ways to change behaviour.
How the government contracts and pays suppliers in a pandemic demands transparency and strict standards. Some say New Zealand can do better.
Should countries require COVID-19 vaccination for entry while vaccines remain globally scarce?
With advances in technology, robots and artificial intelligence have increasingly more sophisticated encounters with humans.
Recent controversies involving academic freedom and responsibility raise important questions about how publicly accountable Aotearoa’s universities should be.
In 2015, a published article described the fossil of a four-legged snake. New research has revealed that it is in fact a lizard, and the fossil is the centre of a scientific ethics debate.
Austria has imposed a lockdown for the unvaccinated. Russia is considering the same measure.
With vaccine mandates kicking in next Monday, the Teaching Council code of professional responsibility offers a guide to handling staffroom divides – if it’s used with care.
Hiding the suffering and deaths of some from public view while showing others implies that certain lives are more valuable.
Deepfakes could strengthen our engagement with history. But there are dangers to the practice, some obvious, others more subtle.
It’s unvaccinated people, not the vaccinated, who are most at risk when unvaccinated people are allowed in shops.
The bill promises to prevent environmental damage and harm where possible, but what will this entail?
The Athens fires were a dangerous reflection of Atomist philosophies that see the world as exploitable, for sale and open to waste and abuse.
There are calls for measures to reduce the burden of red tape and promote and facilitate biodiversity research in South Africa.
The former R&B star faces the possibility of life in prison after being found guilty of racketeering and sex trafficking. The trial exposed the role of enablers within his inner circle, too.
COVID-19 has intensified wanderlust – but also the need for mindful, ethical travel.