Humans should remain in control of robotic killing machines, the Red Cross and arms control groups have said

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Last week, Microsoft inadvertently revealed the difficulty of creating moral robots. Chatbot Tay, designed to speak like a teenage girl, sounded like a Nazi-loving racist after less than 24 hours on Twitter. Of course, Tay wasn’t designed to be explicitly moral. But plenty of other machines are involved in work that has clear ethical implications

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before people control time and manner of their death’. Leading ethicist Prof Julian Savulescu says UK’s ‘shameful’ approach to assisted suicide will change to catch up with likes of Canada, Belgium and Netherlands

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Commentary authors include our Erin P. Williams, MBE, “Payment for participation in research makes many IRB members nervous because of their concerns about why we pay study participants and whether it could lead to harm. Coercion in this context is best described as a person’s being forced into a decision that might leave him or her in a worse position than if he or she never encountered the offer”

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The ethical implications of addiction vaccines

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OMG – What R They Thinking?

November 20, 2015

Video from our Bioethics Seminar Series: Douglas Diekema presents on adolescent brain development and the implications for decision making

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It may sound like a strange idea to do nothing unless the driver does something, but it neatly sidesteps the complexities of autonomous car ethics that are currently causing auto manufacturers, researchers and philosophers plenty of headaches

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The trial will focus on patients who have penetrating trauma causing hearts to stop beating. Those patients’ bodies will be cooled down to 50 degrees, in order to buy surgeons time. Our Nancy Kass comments

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