Eating Disorder Helpline Disables Chatbot for 'Harmful' Responses After Firing Human Staff
“Every single thing Tessa suggested were things that led to the development of my eating disorder.”
Prominent AI Philosopher and ‘Father’ of Longtermism Sent Very Racist Email to a 90s Philosophy Listserv
"Blacks are more stupid than whites," Nick Bostrom wrote in an email sent to a transhumanism listserv in the 1990s that he apologized for in a letter.
Unity Made a Dogfight Simulation for the Air Force’s ‘Kill Chain’ Branch
Newly released documents provide new insight into what specifically Unity has developed for military agencies.
Ethical AI Trained on Reddit Posts Said Genocide Is OK If It Makes People Happy
Fed by Reddit and Mechanical Turks, the algorithmic morality spinner is a dangerous and stupid use of technology.
A Night at the 9/11-Themed Bar and How America Turns Tragedy Into Sales
Bar9Eleven went viral for its 'tasteless' name. But U.S. companies—in films, soda displays, and flags—have been commodifying the attacks for 20 years.
So, You Went on a Pandemic Vacay Anyway. Now Should You Instagram It?
An ethics expert answers.
UCLA Pauses 'Unethical' Study Designed to Mentally Distress Trans People
Advocacy groups warned people to avoid participating in the study due to "grave concerns about the unethical research design."
Trump Did One Thing While in Office To ‘Drain the Swamp.’ He Just Revoked It.
No explanation was given for Trump’s decision to rescind the order, in the dying hours of his administration.
The Arrest of a Bollywood Actor in India Shows All That's Wrong With Media Trials
The frenzy around the case of Sushant Singh Rajput’s death and the arrest of his former girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty is the latest case study into how voyeuristic news coverage shapes public opinion.
Journalism's Top Ethics Expert Isn't Concerned With Right and Wrong
As journalists wage a civil war, America's leading media ethicist doesn't seem to quite understand what anyone is fighting about.
Am I a Jerk for Refusing to Use a Coronavirus Contact Tracing App?
Is privacy more important than the hypothetical chance to save lives or protect yourself from contagion? We asked an expert.
Having Robot Co-Workers Will Make Us Less Racist, Researchers Think
Mad at these robots? Feeling less racist now?