Cal Poly to Host Public Lecture on Ethics of Internet of Things on Jan 27, 2017
Barbies, Pacemakers, and Everything In Between: Building a More Ethical Internet of Things
“Only connect,” wrote the novelist E. M. Forster. But he was not a science fiction writer, and he was talking about people. These days, his quote is more likely to make us think about things. Engineers and business people are enthusiastically connecting more and more things to the internet. Should they? What are some questions that we should want people who design and build connected things to ask—and answer—before connecting, in order to ensure that the “Internet of Things” promotes, rather than endangers, the good life?
Irina Raicu is the director of the Internet Ethics program at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, at Santa Clara University. She is an attorney and a Certified Information Privacy Professional. Her writing has appeared in a variety of publications, including U.S.A. Today, MarketWatch, Slate, Re/code, The San Francisco Chronicle, and The San Jose Mercury News. Raicu is a graduate of the Santa Clara University School of Law and holds a bachelor's degree in English from U.C. Berkeley, as well as a master's degree in English and American Literature from San Jose State University. She tweets at @IEthics and is the primary contributor to the blog Internet Ethics: Views from Silicon Valley. Link: https://www.scu.edu/ethics/about-the-center/people/staff/irina-raicu/
Friday, Jan 27, 2017 from 2:00-3:30 pm.
Building 33-286 (Fisher Science Hall).
This talk is free and and open to the public.
Sponsors: College of Liberal Arts’ Lottery Speakers Fund; Science, Technology, and Society (STS) Minors Program; and Philosophy Department.
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