Ethics of technology

Course

Description

E-voting machines, surveillance cameras, weapons, and faulty bridges all raise ethical questions. Can technology itself be ethical or unethical? Are engineers responsible for what others do with the technologies they design? To what extent should engineers avoid risks? In this course students learn to use philosophical theories and concepts to address the ethical aspects of technology. Specific methods for incorporating ethics into technology design are discussed and critically evaluated
Course period1/09/14 → …
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