Technology & Ethics 2014-2015


Wendell Wallach, Lecturer, Yale College; Scholar, Bioethics Center

Schedule 2014-2015

September 10 Joseph Carvalko, Quinnipiac Law School

The Coming of Cyborg-Assisted Life

October 8 William Kay, Associate Professor Political Science, Northeastern University

The End of Science (as we know it)?

November 19 Elizabeth Wilson, Associate Professor, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota

Policy, Engagement and Technology: Building a Smarter Grid

December 3 Marc Saner, Director of the Institute for Science, Society and Policy, University of Ottawa

Of humanized robots and robotized humans

January 28* Kenneth Oye, Professor of Political Science and Engineering Systems and Director of the Program on Emerging Technologies, MIT

Adaptive Risk Management in Biotechnology: Cases from Synthetic Biology, Pharmaceuticals, and Trans Fats


February 18 Kate Darling, Research Specialist at MIT Media Lab and Fellow at the Harvard Berkman Center

Anthropomorphism, empathy, and violent behavior towards robots

March 4 Jennifer Kuzma, Goodnight-NCGSK Foundation Distinguished Professor, School of Public and International Affairs, North Carolina State University

No hands on the wheel?  Gene drives and controlling species

April 29 Daniel Faggella, Founder of TechEmergence

Tinkering with Consciousness - Ethical Considerations of Brain-Machine Interface