The damaging effects of climate change are not distributed equally among the world’s nations — those who pollute the least bear more of the burden, so are these countries owed reparations for their losses? If so, who should pay?View More Climate Change Reparations: Who Should Carry the Cost?
Some people in the U.S. are now eligible for a booster COVID vaccine, but is it ethical to get a third dose while vast swaths of the globe have yet to receive their first?View More The Third Dose Debate
The Right to Repair movement wants to give you the power to repair your own devices without having to rely on their manufacturers — but do those companies’ concerns mean that the movement isn’t ethically sound?View More Your Right to Repair
Self-driving cars are no longer confined to the realm of sci-fi; a variety of autonomous vehicles are under development by companies around the world. Before they hit consumer markets, though, manufacturers, lawmakers, and society as a whole must decide how cars should behave ethically in the worst-case scenario: a possibly fatal crash.View More Autonomous Accidents: The Ethics of Self-Driving Car Crashes
11/2/2020 The California wildfires of October 2019 affected vast swaths of residents, forcing hundreds of thousands to evacuate their homes and many to lose their…View More Fines for Fire-Induced Blackouts?
9/28/2020 Elon Musk has always been one for lofty technological goals, but he’s not always concerned with their societal or ethical implications. During a recent…View More The Unnerving Implications of Brain-Computer Interfaces
7/27/2020 AI decision-making is everywhere these days. Getting a loan, getting an apartment, getting bail: in all three of these cases, there could be analgorithm taking…View More Explaining Artificially Intelligent Decisions
7/2/2020 Remote learning just isn’t the same. Ask any college student, or really any student who’s old enough to articulate their thoughts and has in…View More The Difficulties of Distanced Learning
6/1/2020 Despite everything, life goes on: we sleep, we wake up, we check our phones while trying not to think too hard about how large…View More Delivery While We’re in Dire Straits
4/20/2020 It’s the question on everyone’s mind: when will things get back to normal? Unfortunately, the answer isn’t as straightforward as one might hope, and…View More Reopening the Country: When, How, and What’s the Cost?