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  • There’s never been a better time to be a technology ethicist
  • There’s never been a better time to be a technology ethicist
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Is it possible to program ethical tech?

If your driverless car accidentally ran somebody over, who’s fault would it be? As tech takes on a growing body of human tasks, its moral compass is increasingly coming under scrutiny. Canvas8 sat down with technology ethicist Blay Whitby to find out if ethical tech is even possible.

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Technology is taking on a growing body of human tasks. Chatbots that provide customer service are now commonplace, and it’s predicted that driverless cars will account for a quarter of miles driven in the US by 2030. [1] In Dubai, robots have even been introduced into the police force, with hopes that they’ll constitute a quarter of its staff by the same year. [2] But with people still struggling to trust robots – studies have shown time and again that they trust themselves more than they trust robots – this adoption of human responsibilities ...

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