The Ethics of Invention Technology and the Human Future

In The Ethics of Invention, renowned scholar Sheila Jasanoff dissects the ways in which we delegate power to technological systems and asks how we might regain control.

The Ethics of Invention  Technology and the Human Future

Author: Sheila Jasanoff

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

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We live in a world increasingly governed by technology—but to what end? Technology rules us as much as laws do. It shapes the legal, social, and ethical environments in which we act. Every time we cross a street, drive a car, or go to the doctor, we submit to the silent power of technology. Yet, much of the time, the influence of technology on our lives goes unchallenged by citizens and our elected representatives. In The Ethics of Invention, renowned scholar Sheila Jasanoff dissects the ways in which we delegate power to technological systems and asks how we might regain control. Our embrace of novel technological pathways, Jasanoff shows, leads to a complex interplay among technology, ethics, and human rights. Inventions like pesticides or GMOs can reduce hunger but can also cause unexpected harm to people and the environment. Often, as in the case of CFCs creating a hole in the ozone layer, it takes decades before we even realize that any damage has been done. Advances in biotechnology, from GMOs to gene editing, have given us tools to tinker with life itself, leading some to worry that human dignity and even human nature are under threat. But despite many reasons for caution, we continue to march heedlessly into ethically troubled waters. As Jasanoff ranges across these and other themes, she challenges the common assumption that technology is an apolitical and amoral force. Technology, she masterfully demonstrates, can warp the meaning of democracy and citizenship unless we carefully consider how to direct its power rather than let ourselves be shaped by it. The Ethics of Invention makes a bold argument for a future in which societies work together—in open, democratic dialogue—to debate not only the perils but even more the promises of technology.

Technologies of Speculation

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Human Future (New York: W. W. Norton, 2016). 15 For example, Yale Brozen, “
The Value of Technological Change,” Ethics 62, no. 4 (1952): 249–265; Karl ...

Technologies of Speculation

Author: Sun-ha Hong

Publisher: NYU Press

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An inquiry into what we can know in an age of surveillance and algorithms Knitting together contemporary technologies of datafication to reveal a broader, underlying shift in what counts as knowledge, Technologies of Speculation reframes today’s major moral and political controversies around algorithms and artificial intelligence. How many times we toss and turn in our sleep, our voluminous social media activity and location data, our average resting heart rate and body temperature: new technologies of state and self-surveillance promise to re-enlighten the black boxes of our bodies and minds. But Sun-ha Hong suggests that the burden to know and to digest this information at alarming rates is stripping away the liberal subject that ‘knows for themselves’, and risks undermining the pursuit of a rational public. What we choose to track, and what kind of data is extracted from us, shapes a society in which my own experience and sensation is increasingly overruled by data-driven systems. From the rapidly growing Quantified Self community to large-scale dragnet data collection in the name of counter-terrorism and drone warfare, Hong argues that data’s promise of objective truth results in new cultures of speculation. In his analysis of the Snowden affair, Hong demonstrates an entirely new way of thinking through what we could know, and the political and philosophical stakes of the belief that data equates to knowledge. When we simply cannot process all the data at our fingertips, he argues, we look past the inconvenient and the complicated to favor the comprehensible. In the process, racial stereotypes and other longstanding prejudices re-enter our newest technologies by the back door. Hong reveals the moral and philosophical equations embedded into the algorithmic eye that now follows us all.

The ethics of the dust

dently within him a sense of grace , and power of invention , as great as Ghiberti's
: -we are in the habit of attributing those high qualities to his religious enthusiasm
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The Works of John Ruskin

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Beehives of Invention

If he did not share the virginal and pristine ethics of a Faraday or Henry in his
approach to invention, he did worlds more than both men to bring increased
pleasure and comfort to the people of his day. He made the business of inventing
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Creativity Plus

ETHICS OF INVENTION The ethics of invention are the same as the ethics of all
applied science . What can be done to man can be good or evil . Improved
science , increased inventiveness will benefit whoever controls the inventions .

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Ethics of the Dust

... invention , as great as Ghiberti ' s : - we are in the habit of attributing those high
qualities to his religious enthusiasm ; but , if they were produced by that
enthusiasm in him , they ought to be produced by the same feelings in others ;
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The Oxford Handbook of Ethics of AI

Because of our difficulty in answering this question, “fractal art seems to fall
outside the usual categories of 'invention,' 'discovery' and 'creativity.' But
Mandelbrot certainly encountered the problems of a creative individual. Since the
1960s, he ...

The Oxford Handbook of Ethics of AI

Author: Markus Dirk Dubber

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

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This interdisciplinary and international handbook captures and shapes much needed reflection on normative frameworks for the production, application, and use of artificial intelligence in all spheres of individual, commercial, social, and public life.

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... as such , depends wholly on refinement of perception , and that it is this ,
mainly , which a master or a school can teach ; so that while powers of invention
distinguish man from man , powers of perception distinguish school from school .

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Transforming Nature

This book is but the draft of a draft, as Melville said of Moby Dick.

Transforming Nature

Author: Michael E. Gorman

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

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This book is but the draft of a draft, as Melville said of Moby Dick. There is no prose here to match Melville's, but the scope is worthy of the great white whale. No one could possibly write a comprehensive, authoritative book on ethics, invention and discovery. I have not tried to, though I hope my bibliography will be a useful starting point for other explorers, and the cases and ideas presented here will keep people arguing for years. Although this book is nothing like a textbook, it is written for my students. I was trained as a teacher of psychology in graduate school and ended-up, by one of those happy chances of the job market, teaching psychology to engineering students rather than psyche majors. My dissertation and early research were in the psychology of scientific hypothesis-testing (see Chapter 2). When I team-taught a course with W. Bernard Carlson, a historian of technology, I saw how cognitive psychology might be applied to the study of invention. Bernie and I received funding from the National Science Foundation for three years of research on the invention of the telephone; a portion of that work is described in Chapter 3.

The Ethics of Persuasive Preaching

Aristotle ' s treatment of invention in speaking with its stress upon the ethos (
character ) of the speaker , and logos ( logical appeals ) in the material of the
speech , illustrates the importance he attached to responsibility . Although he ...

The Ethics of Persuasive Preaching

Author: Raymond W. McLaughlin

Publisher: Baker Publishing Group (MI)

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The Works of John Ruskin Sesame and lilies The ethics of the dust The crown of wild olive 1859 1866

There is evidently within him a sense of grace , and power of invention , as great
as Ghiberti's : ' —we are in the habit of attributing those high qualities to his
religious enthusiasm ; but , if they were produced by that enthusiasm in him , they
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Volume 1-35, works. Volume 36-37, letters. Volume 38 provides an extensive bibliography of Ruskin's writings and a catalogue of his drawings, with corrections to earlier volumes in George Allen's Library Edition of the Works of John Ruskin. Volume 39, general index.

Official Journal of the European Communities

This is an ethical question , but it is a practical one too . As I have pointed out
before , you know how difficult it is to distinguish in genetic engineering between
what can be labelled an invention and what must simply be described as a ...

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