Our design and use of technology are fraught with moral implications that involve autonomous agency, value assumptions, unintended consequences, and even justice. Algorithmic bias, questions of moral agency for robots, datamining practices and policies, the social effects of AI and the consequences of increasingly pervasive surveillance technologies – all pose central questions in the field of technology ethics. My talk is aimed at encouraging avenues of critique that examine our technological ethos that often prioritizes efficiency, promotes datafication, and encourages a “cyber-centric” view of life.

Presenter: Patrick Lee Plaisance  |  Bellisario College of Communications