MIT Adds Technology Ethics Classes To Curriculum

MIT Adds Technology Ethics Classes To Curriculum

The tech industry is booming… but so are privacy and ethical issues around the use of it. It seems like there’s a new Facebook debacle every month and the ethics of facial recognition and artificial intelligence (AI) are constantly called into question. Additionally, large mergers face extreme scrutiny as consumer portection boards see antitrust as a real threat.

In response to this changing landscape, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has added a course called as Ethics of Technology. They believe the problem needs to be solved in the classroom long before it becomes monetized. The University hopes others will follow in teaching their students to ask difficult questions of potential employers. NPR recently interviewed the professor behind this movement. It’s a good read and very relevant.

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