Jan 30, 2016

Scientists call for ban on autonomous killer robots

The world must act quickly to avert a future in which autonomous robots with artificial intelligence roam the battlefields killing humans, scientists and arms experts warned at an elite gathering in the Swiss Alps. Rules must be agreed to prevent the development of such ...

Dec 16, 2014

Threats, ethics fail to deter U.S. media on Sony emails

Ethical arguments and legal threats looked unlikely Monday to deter U.S. media from delving ever deeper into the hacked emails of Hollywood powerhouse Sony Pictures Entertainment. Top newsroom executives reasserted their duty to draw public attention to purloined confidential information —though they differed over ...

Nov 7, 2013

Government-OK'd ethics texts may hit schools

An expert panel of the education ministry has recommended that ethics should be upgraded to part of the official curriculum in public elementary and junior high schools and that government-authorized textbooks should be used in teaching the subject, a source said. Amid skepticism among ...

Sep 9, 2013

Strengthening research ethics

In view of a series of irregularities in scientific research that have recently come to light, scientists and research institutes need to strengthen their ethical standards.