We take a human-centered approach to AI, robotics, and data analytics that integrates social and ethical awareness into technology design and implementation in order to realize the enormous potential that these technologies have for improving people’s lives in just and sustainable ways.
Information Ethics at Northeastern
Information Ethics encompasses the social and ethical issues associated with all forms and aspects of information and computing technologies; including data collection/use, artificial intelligence, machine learning, social networks, robotics, and more. Northeastern is committed to developing technologies that are accessible and empowering, that promote justice and the social good, and that do so in ways that protect people’s privacy and autonomy. This commitment is manifest in the work done in our research centers, in our robust information ethics curriculum, and in our co-curricular and outreach programs.
How Should Facebook Be Regulated? Why Political Solutions Will Be Hard to Achieve10.06.2021
Ethics Institute Study Finds Broad Bipartisan Support For Social Media ‘Labeling’ to Counter Misinformation, Problematic Speech09.17.2021
Should Facebook, Twitter Review Your Posts Before They’re Published?04.20.2021
Facial recognition technology: In our rush to deploy it, are we ignoring the risks?07.17.2020
The G7 wants to regulate artificial intelligence. Should the US get on board?07.17.2020