If artficial intelligence is involved denying you something, such as a mortgage, bail, or lease, do you deserve an explanation? A political philosopher says yes.
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The 2016 election has forced an ethical examination of the role of journalists: Are they neutral disseminators of information, or impassioned advocates for truth?
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A new paper argues that researchers could infect volunteers with COVID-19 in an ethical way to speed up vaccine research.
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Three ethicists argue that the moral dilemmas that the coronavirus puts in front of Americans result from longstanding inequality. Here's their case.
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"Before we encourage widespread use of a drug, we need better evidence that it's worth it," says ethicist Alex John London of hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19.
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During the COVID-19 pandemic, nurses are making high-stake decisions, both for patients and their own families. A forum offers a place to share experiences.
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If someone has the luxury of social distancing during the pandemic, why wouldn't they do it? An expert examines the morality of the issue.
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Artificial intelligence news coverage, particularly around the ethics of AI, could use a few tweaks, a new analysis of media outlets indicates.
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A study on product recalls finds "a difference in real and important safety outcomes for consumers, between firms that have women on their boards and those who do not."
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Three bioethicists call for a human challenge study, which they say could bring us a coronavirus vaccine months sooner.
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