Experts consider the ethical implications of new technology

Faculty from the Computer Science and Philosophy departments join forces in a successful new undergraduate initiative, Embedded EthiCS, to change the way computer scientists think about the ethical implications of new technology.

Christina Pazzanese • harvard
Oct. 16, 2020 ~15 min

Tags: science-technology computer-science ethics harvard-john-a-paulson-school-of-engineering-and-applied-sciences harvard-college barbara-grosz radhika-nagpal alison-simmons embedded-ethics philosophy christina-pazzanese faculty-of-arts-and-science david-grant jeffrey-behrends

Harvard’s Embedded EthiCS program wins grant

A joint program of the computer science and philosophy departments, Embedded EthiCS has won a $150,000 grant as part of the Responsible Computer Science Challenge sponsored by Omidyar Network, Mozilla, Schmidt Futures, and Craig Newmark Philanthropies.

Harvard Gazette • harvard
April 30, 2019 ~8 min

Tags:  science-technology  computer-science  radhika-nagpal  alison-simmons  barbara-j-grosz  craig-newmark-philanthropies  david-parkes  embedded-ethics  mozilla  omidyar-network  philosophy  responsible-computer-science-challenge  salil-vadhan  schmidt-futures  stephen-chong

Wyss Institute lays some groundwork to protect environment with robots

The Wyss Institute has developed a sheet pile driving robot, Romu, that works in uneven terrain to build metal walls that can act as dams, retaining walls, or building foundations.

Benjamin Boettner • harvard
April 16, 2019 ~8 min

Tags:  science-technology  wyss-institute  degraded-landscapes  environmental-stewardship  justin-werfel  land-management  land-restoration  machine-ecology  nathan-melenbrink  radhika-nagpal  romu  sheet-pile-driving  termes  terramanus-ferromurus

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