Ethikos Editor’s Weekly Picks: Tech Firms Move to Put Ethical Guard Rails Around AI


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Tech firms move to put ethical guard rails around AI

By Tom Simonite for Wired

Many people are now talking about the ethical challenges raised by AI, as the technology extends into more corners of life. French President Emmanuel Macron recently told WIRED that his national plan to boost AI development would consider setting “ethical and philosophical boundaries.” New research institutes, industry groups, and philanthropic programs have sprung up.  Read more

Three markers of an ethically sound board

By Patrick Quinlan for Forbes

Any business executive is well aware the board is essentially their boss, but to the general public, the board’s role in business ethics and values hasn’t always been so visible. In the last few years, that’s changed. The board has emerged as the ultimate and more external-facing layer of corporate accountability. Read more

Rockwell, West Bend lead way in ethics

By John Torinus for Urban Milwaukee

To prevent business disasters like the diesel emissions scandal that torpedoed Volkswagen’s reputation and resulted in criminal charges against its CEO, corporations like West Bend Mutual Insurance and Rockwell are going public with rigorous ethics campaigns.

They are spreading mantras of corporate integrity and individual responsibility internally and externally because they think it’s good business to do so. Read more

Trade group drops Discovery Tours for ethics violations

By James Ewinger for The Plain Dealer

A travel trade organization has rescinded the membership of Discovery Tours of Mayfield Village because of ethics violations.

The company, now in bankruptcy, is accused of defaulting on its contractual obligations, cancelling spring tours for about 5,600 students in at least nine Ohio counties.  Read more


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