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Prof. Sandler and Prof. Basl team up with Accenture to offer a road map for artificial intelligence ethics oversight

As artificial intelligence rapidly advances, and concerns over data use and security grow after each high-profile scandal, the discussion among researchers, policymakers, and consumers has centered on how to ensure that human values such as privacy and autonomy are protected as we adopt these systems. These discussions have driven efforts to develop ethical guidelines for…
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Published On: September 9, 2019 |
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Prof. Basl was featured in this recent article

Check out what Prof. Basl has to say in this article, “Sind Digital-Marketeers im AI-Zeitalter nur Influencer oder professionelle Manipulatoren?”

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“In Past Ties Between Leslie Wexner and Jeffrey Epstein, Troubling Questions About Elite Philanthropy” Prof. Illingworth is quoted extensively

Accused sex trafficker and convicted prostitution client Jeffrey Epstein is dead, but many questions about his financial ties to business mogul and mega-philanthropist Leslie Wexner live on. Details about their two-decade-long relationship are murky, and the transfers of large amounts of money and high-value property between the businesses and charitable foundations of the two men remain…
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Published On: August 22, 2019 |
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News @ Northeastern quoted Professor Mathiesen

A platform for violent hate speech has been implicated in three mass shootings. Should regulators step in? Twenty minutes before the alleged shooter stormed into a Walmart in El Paso, Texas and killed 22 people, he reportedly posted an anti-immigrant screed onto 8chan, an online message forum that’s been linked to violent extremism. The post…
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Published On: August 19, 2019 |
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Prof. Delmas was a guest in the latest Hi-Phi Nation episode on Uncivil Disobedience

Uncivil Disobedience: Hi-Phi Nation looks at the disruptive tactics of the animal liberation movement in Australia. In Australia, vegan and animal liberation activism has recently become intense and disruptive, invading farms, restaurants, and city centers. They’re doing everything from rescuing animals to blocking traffic and occupying steakhouses. Some argue that these new activists are needlessly…
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Published On: May 30, 2019 |
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Congratulations Isaac!

Congrats to Issac Shur for winning this years (2019) Philosophy and Religious Studies essay writing contest!

Published On: May 13, 2019 |
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Data, Ethics and Culture

Check out this video to hear from students who spent the semester in London as part of the Data, Ethics and Culture program at the New College for the Humanities (NCH) at Northeastern!

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Congratulations Class of 2019!

Congratulations to the class of 2019 for all your accomplishments! We are excited to see what the future holds for you all!   Congratulations to the first ever Susan Setta and Michael Meyer Department Citizen Awards to Samantha Hirshland and Sam Haas!   To view more pictures of our celebration please view our Facebook album….
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Published On: May 7, 2019 |
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What Cute Dogs Can Teach Us About Democracy

Dog lovers agree: Round and fluffy, wrinkled and snub-nosed, or skinny and sleek, dogs are cute. The question is, how does a group of canine aficionados come to a fair consensus about which wet nose and wagging tail evokes the loudest “awww!”? A group of students at Northeastern has spent the semester trying to find…
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Published On: April 22, 2019 |
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Prof. Mathiesen is going live on NU Facebook at 2pm

AI and Ethics: What’s at stake as more decisions are by machines? Ask Prof. Mathiesen, her research focuses on information and computer ethics and justice. Prof. Mathiesen will be going live on Northeastern University’s Facebook at 2pm today (4/10/19)

Published On: April 10, 2019 |
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