Engineering and Computer Ethics

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CAL 555
The class examines the central ethical problems that arise in the impact of technology on modern society, such as the responsibility of engineers, the precautionary principle, questions of risk/benefit-calculation, whistle-blowing.  Special focus is laid on the assessment of emerging technologies, such as nanotechnology.  The class also examines issues concerning the use and the development of computer technology, such as privacy, intellectual property, virtual realities, and artificial intelligence.                                                                 
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