Tagged: ethics

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AI is Coming, But What Culture Will Influence It?

The questions surrounding AI development are heavy on the why, the how, the should, and other things; but what culture would that AI would be operating from? Naturally the designer will be reflected, but something as complex as culture meeting the complex world of AI, there are new questions to answer for both fields.

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In Search of Anthropocene Ethics

The world faces unprecedented ecological challenges, and humanity remains largely lethargic to respond. It’s time to adopt a new sense of ethics that acknowledge our collective effect on our pale blue dot, and which account for the quality of the land our progeny will inherit.

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Questions From the Headlines

When headline writers use questions, Burt Likko answers them. Briefly, completely, and unabashedly expressing his own opinion. Ten questions about politics, the business of news, news of business, and grizzly bears.

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A Sore Test of a New Conviction

Strong is the desire for vengeance. Pretends to be “justice,” vengeance does.

But down that path, no benefit will you find.

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T1 – 004: Three Cadaver

We detached the sternocleidomastoid and infrahyoid muscles from their sternal and clavicular insertions. Then, I took a manual bonesaw and cut through the clavicles at their midlengths…

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T1 – 003: Two Cadaver

by Christopher Carr, the second part of a series on the dissection of human cadavers

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The Photoshop Lawyer

Another bar discipline report leaves Burt Likko reeling in slackjawed amazement.

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T1 – 002: One Cadaver

by Christopher Carr, the first part of a series on the dissection of human cadavers

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According to David Brooks, All Morality is Local

I normally try to stay away from taking pot shots at David Brooks columns, but today’s raises a question that informs a lot of my political critique and which I reflect on a lot personally....

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A Terrible Starting Point

From today’s Boston Herald (via memeorandum): The Tsarnaev family, including the suspected terrorists and their parents, benefited from more than $100,000 in taxpayer-funded assistance — a bonanza ranging from cash and food stamps to Section...

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A Tough Call for Dragon*Con

~by M.A. Over the last week, I’ve had to ponder a very difficult question. A few years ago, I started to attend a rather remarkable yearly event called Dragon*Con. It’s a wonderful event held...

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Blinded Trials Bait: An Ethics Quandary

Updated Below I had an exchange at a large retailer this weekend that made me question some of the struts in my own ethical framework.  Intellectually, I’m having a hard time piecing together whether...

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The Meaning of Human Sexuality: A Philosophical Query

I don’t suppose I’ll be courting much controversy by saying that human sexuality has historical meaning. The sexual revolution would have made no sense had sex meant nothing to anyone. It was a reaction...