AI decisions: Do we deserve an explanation?

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.

Stanford • futurity
June 29, 2020 ~10 min

Tags: artificial-intelligence ethics algorithms featured science-and-technology society-and-culture laws decisions

2016 election prompts big question about role of journalists

The 2016 election has forced an ethical examination of the role of journalists: Are they neutral disseminators of information, or impassioned advocates for truth?

Eric Stann-Missouri • futurity
June 23, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: ethics journalism united-states democracy society-and-culture elections us-presidents

Is it ethical to infect people for COVID-19 vaccine research?

A new paper argues that researchers could infect volunteers with COVID-19 in an ethical way to speed up vaccine research.

Peter Thorley-Warwick • futurity
June 1, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: covid-19 ethics vaccines viruses research health-and-medicine

Ethicists: COVID-19 shows inequities in structure of society

Three ethicists argue that the moral dilemmas that the coronavirus puts in front of Americans result from longstanding inequality. Here's their case.

Kathleen McGarvey-Rochester • futurity
April 28, 2020 ~13 min

Tags: covid-19 ethics jobs government featured society-and-culture health-and-medicine

Ethicist: Hydroxychloroquine hype could bungle the science

"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.

Jason Maderer-Carnegie Mellon • futurity
April 9, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: covid-19 ethics ebola clinical-trials featured health-and-medicine medications

Nurses face ‘unprecedented challenges’ during COVID-19

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.

Johns Hopkins University • futurity
April 7, 2020 ~2 min

Tags: covid-19 ethics hospitals nurses health-and-medicine

How to understand social distancing as a moral issue

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.

Emily Litvack-U. Arizona • futurity
April 6, 2020 ~1 min

Tags: covid-19 ethics philosophy featured social-lives health-and-medicine morals

There’s room to improve A.I. news coverage

Artificial intelligence news coverage, particularly around the ethics of AI, could use a few tweaks, a new analysis of media outlets indicates.

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
April 3, 2020 ~1 min

Tags: ethics journalism bias algorithms artifical-intelligence science-and-technology

Faster recalls when medical companies have women directors

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."

George Vlahakis-Indiana • futurity
April 3, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: business ethics gender medical-devices society-and-culture health-and-medicine

Bioethicists: Run human challenge study for coronavirus vaccine

Three bioethicists call for a human challenge study, which they say could bring us a coronavirus vaccine months sooner.

Neal Buccino-Rutgers • futurity
April 2, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: covid-19 ethics vaccines viruses research drug-development clinical-trials featured health-and-medicine

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