Course on Ethics of AI

Harvard Law School University came together around the challenge of artificial intelligence and its governance. Over four months, they took part in a rigorous two week design thinking and team building sprint, participated in a spring term course—the Ethics of AI—co-taught by Jonathan Zittrain and Joi Ito, and developed their projects throughout the three month development … Read moreCourse on Ethics of AI

Former Facebook and Google Employees are Fighting What They Helped Create

Remember Google’s slogan in their early days?  It was “Don’t Be Evil.”  Yes, really. Ok, now that you’ve stopped laughing, you should know that some former employees of both Google and Facebook have started an organization called the Center for Human Technology. Their website states the problem clearly: What began as a race to monetize … Read moreFormer Facebook and Google Employees are Fighting What They Helped Create

Anil Dash: A Voice for the Moral Imagination in Technology

As I continue to find topics related to ethical design, one name that seems to steadily pop-up is that of Anil Dash.  I like that he is bringing this to more people’s attention.  Here’s a quick video of him answering the question that my blog asks in every post: Does Technology Need to Be Ethical? … Read moreAnil Dash: A Voice for the Moral Imagination in Technology

Experts Say Facebook Apps are Bad for Kids

I have been aware for at least three decades how the music industry targets and hooks into young people for the rest of their lives.  For teens (and pre-teens) music is not only formative but also defines a kid’s identity and groups of friends.  At that age, a 4/4 beat at 140 bps with frequencies … Read moreExperts Say Facebook Apps are Bad for Kids