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Prof. Williams discusses civil rights in the age of AI with President Aoun

Accountability and responsibility in the digital age were the central themes of a conversation in celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Thursday at Northeastern. In the discussion, hosted by Joseph E. Aoun, president of Northeastern,  Patricia J. Williams, University Distinguished Professor of law and humanities, said the digital…
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Published On: January 17, 2020 |
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The G7 wants to regulate artificial intelligence. Should the US get on board?

With the introduction of new export controls on artificial intelligence software last week, the White House appealed to lawmakers, businesses, and European allies to avoid overregulation of artificial intelligence. It also maintained its refusal to participate in a project proposed by the Group of Seven leading economies, which seeks to establish shared principles and regulations…
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Published On: January 14, 2020 |
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Prof. Illingworth posts an article in Bill of Health

Targeting Health: How Anti-Immigrant Policies Threaten Our Health & Our Humanity By: Patricia Illingworth and Wendy E. Parmet On May 19th of last year, Carlos Gregorio Hernandez Vasquez died of the flu while being held in a cell by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in south Texas. He was just 16, a migrant from Guatemala. Hours before his…
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Published On: January 8, 2020 |
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Call for Applications- PIKSI Logic 2020

PIKSI-Logic 2018 was a huge success, and we a thrilled to be running another installment this summer. Undergraduates from underrepresented groups are invited to study logic — five topics over five days, with ten top international instructors —  at Northeastern University for one week in the summer of 2020. ‌There is a competitive application process…
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Published On: January 3, 2020 |
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Listen to Prof. Basl’s recent podcast on Ethics in the Age of Information and AI

Ethics in the Age of Information and AI with John Basl John Basl, Associate Professor of Philosophy at Northeastern University, tells us why we need to think of ethics as currency in all areas including business, technology, and machine learning. Guest Biography John received his PhD from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in 2011….
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Published On: December 6, 2019 |
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Prof. Illingworth publishes an article in “The Conversation”

“An ethicist explains why philanthropy is no license to do bad stuff” I teach a course on ethics and philanthropy and have written about how to donate to charities ethically. Recent news about people who make big charitable gifts acting badly is making me wonder whether philanthropy really does make the world better. Think about…
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Published On: December 5, 2019 |
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Prof. Bucar and Prof. Goodwin Sacred Writes Video

Check out Prof. Bucar’s and Prof. Goodwin’s sacred write video!

Published On: November 22, 2019 |
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Prof. Bucar seeks to expand awareness and knowledge of religion in daily life

It only takes three minutes of chatting with Elizabeth Bucar, a religious ethicist who studies sexuality and gender in Islamic and Christian communities, to understand her passion for what she does. “I have the best job in the world,” said Bucar, who works as an associate professor of philosophy and religion at Northeastern. “I get…
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Published On: October 31, 2019 |
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Prof. Williams featured in this recent article, “What do we lose when interactions become transactions?”

What do surrogacy, civil rights, and climate change have in common? Ask Patricia Williams, and the answer is contract law. Williams is a lawyer who has authored several books on critical race theory and gender theory, and has a long-running monthly column in the political and cultural magazine The Nation. She’s working on two more…
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Published On: October 7, 2019 |
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The Toronto Raptors now sell hijabs. What does this mean for Muslim women?- Prof. Bucar weighs in

After becoming the first Canadian team to win a championship in the National Basketball Association in June, the Toronto Raptors have made history once again. The Raptors now say they are the first team in the league to market and sell athletic hijabs, which are head coverings worn by some Muslim women.  The team formed…
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Published On: September 19, 2019 |
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