Ethics of Connected and Autonomous Technologies

As our world becomes more wired—more connected and with more autonomous technologies—new issues arise in ethics, law, and policy. These can affect areas from market share to national security. This talk gives an overview of those key issues, looking at the Internet of Things, self-driving cars, and other examples in technology.

Patrick_LinPatrick Lin, Ph.D., is the director of the Ethics + Emerging Sciences Group, based at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, where he’s an associate philosophy professor. He has other current and previous appointments at: Stanford Law School’s Centre for Internet and Society, Stanford’s School of Engineering, University of Notre Dame, US Naval Academy, Dartmouth College, New America Foundation, and Australia’s Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics (CAPPE). Dr. Lin has published extensively in technology ethics, especially on robotics, cybersecurity, human enhancements, nanotechnology, and more. He has delivered briefings and invited talks to government, military, industry, and academia, including: United Nations, US Department of Defence, CIA, US National Institutes of Health, US National Academies of Science, Google, Apple, Tesla, Nissan, Bosch, Daimler Benz, Harvard, US Air Force Academy, and many others.