Information Ethics

Information and AI Ethics at Northeastern

Information and data ethics is an area of focus across the university. Encompassing the social and ethical issues associated with all forms and aspects of information and computing technologies, information ethics is being pursued through a diverse set of research, curricular, co-curricular and outreach projects.

From data collection/use and artificial intelligence to machine learning, social networks, robotics, and more, Northeastern is at the forefront in addressing the social and ethical challenges and opportunities that arise from the interactions between information technologies and social systems.

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Building Data and AI Ethics Committees

This report, authored by Northeastern faculty members Ronald Sandler and John Basl in collaboration with Accenture, provides a blueprint to consider, plan for, and ultimately build ethics committees within organizations.

You can view an executive summary of the report to the left, or read the full report by clicking the button below.

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The Ethics Institute

The interdisciplinary Ethics Institute, which is housed in the department of Philosophy and Religion, was launched in 2011. The Institute is dedicated to bringing ethical analysis and evaluation to bear on pressing social and environmental issues, as well as to promoting ethical reflection on decisions and challenges in contemporary life. It does so through: Research: The…
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Information Ethics Roundtable

We live in an “information society.” Information and information technologies are increasingly essential to our social, economic, and political interactions. Given this, serious reflection on information ethics is imperative. “Information ethics” studies the value questions that arise in the creation, control, and access to information. The Information Ethics Roundtable is a yearly conference, which brings…
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