Technology ethics explores a question that no one has been able to answer to anyone's satisfaction: how can we create and use technologies that maximise benefits and minimise harm? This two-day lecture series will demonstrate how philosophy is a powerful tool that we can use to make and use technology more ethically.
On the second day, we will practice putting technology ethics into action by considering technologies that are used today for their undeniable benefits -- yet which pose serious ethical problems that we cannot afford to ignore. We will diagnose their risks and opportunities and propose solutions, drawing on examples that range from the surprisingly straightforward to those which do not have one solution or cannot be solved only once.
Stephanie Hare is a researcher, broadcaster and author focused on technology, politics and history. Selected for the BBC Expert Women programme and the Foreign Policy Interrupted fellowship, she contributes frequently to radio and television and has published in the Financial Times, The Washington Post, the Guardian/Observer, the Harvard Business Review, and WIRED. Previously she worked at Accenture, Palantir, and Oxford Analytica and held the Alistair Horne Visiting Fellowship at St Antony’s College, Oxford. She earned a PhD and MSc from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and a BA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, including a year at the Université de la Sorbonne (Paris IV).
The lecturer's web site: https://www.harebrain.co/
The lecturer's book: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/60262350-technology-is-not-neutral
The book in the CERN Library: https://catalogue.library.cern/literature/xbv0a-6gw16