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Ethics of Emerging Technologies (7/1/2020), Ethics & Entrepreneurship Miniseries, Stanford Innovation Lab (25 min)

In the third episode of his “Entrepreneurship and Ethics” miniseries, Stanford professor Tom Byers speaks with fellow professors John Mitchell, chair of Stanford’s Computer Science department, and Mildred Cho, associate director of Stanford’s Center for Biomedical Ethics. Mitchell and Cho discuss emerging ethical questions posed by advances in computer science and biomedical research, and explore how efforts in their respective fields can inform ethics training for entrepreneurs and innovators of all stripes.

CRISPR (6/6/2015) Radiolab, WNYC Studios (30 min)

Hidden inside some of the world’s smallest organisms is one of the most powerful tools scientists have ever stumbled across. It's a defense system that has existed in bacteria for millions of years and it may some day let us change the course of human evolution. 

Out drinking with a few biologists, Jad finds out about something called CRISPR. No, it’s not a robot or the latest dating app, it’s a method for genetic manipulation that is rewriting the way we change DNA. Scientists say they’ll someday be able to use CRISPR to fight cancer and maybe even bring animals back from the dead. Or, pretty much do whatever you want. Jad and Robert delve into how CRISPR does what it does, and consider whether we should be worried about a future full of flying pigs, or the simple fact that scientists have now used CRISPR to tweak the genes of human embryos.

Customized Kids: Are Designer Babies on the Way? (9/25/2019) Wall Street Journal’s The Future of Everything (20 min)

Advances in gene editing and DNA analysis are allowing parents unprecedented control over the traits their children will inherit. We explore the science-and ethics-behind the movement.


Michael Bernstein: Welcome to the future of crowdsourcing (4/9/2018) The Future of Everything, Stanford School of Engineering (30 min)

On The Future of Everything radio show, a computer scientist explores the rise of automation, crowdsourcing communities and the ethical implications of the gig economy.


Video resources 

The Ethics of Technological Disruption 

A model course for teaching about ethics, society, and technology is The Ethics of Technological Disruptionco-taught by Political Science Professors Reich and Jeremy Weinstein, and Computer Science Professor Mehran Sahami. Drawing upon philosophy, political science, and computer science, the course aims to shift the way students from all majors think about their role as enablers and shapers of technological change in society. The team leading the undergraduate course offered a similar version of the class to the public through Stanford Continuing Studies. Continuing Studies has captured each session of the class for all to watch on Stanford's YouTube channel.

CRISPR, AI, and the Ethics of Scientific Discovery (1hr 30min)

Twin revolutions at the start of the 21st century are shaking up the very idea of what it means to be human. Computer vision and image recognition are at the heart of the AI revolution. And CRISPR is a powerful new technique for genetic editing that allows humans to intervene in evolution.

Jennifer Doudna and Fei-Fei Li, pioneering scientists in the fields of gene editing and artificial intelligence, respectively,  discuss the ethics of scientific discovery. Russ Altman moderated the conversation.

Machine learning, Internet of Things, and Security (50min)

USENIX Security Conference (2018) Keynote, James Mickens (Harvard): "Why Do Keynote Speakers Keep Suggesting that Improving Security is Possible?"


Other multimedia resources

AI Governance Map

AI Ethics and Governance Map

Fluxus Landscape: An Expansive View of AI Ethics and Governance is an art and research project by Şerife (Sherry) Wong, created in partnership with the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) at Stanford University. The project categorizes about 500 AI ethics and governance stakeholders and actors. Its goals are both practical and artistic: to help the global community interested in AI ethics and governance discover new organizations, and encourage a broader, more nuanced perspective on the AI ethics and governance landscape.

Fluxus Landscape received support from the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI)