Fostering Responsible Computing Research: Foundations and Practices
The National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine recently issued the consensus study report “Fostering Responsible Computing Research: Foundations and Practices.” Embedded EthiCS co-founder Professor Barbara Grosz chaired the Committee on Responsible Computing Research, which was appointed to examine best practices that research sponsors, research-performing institutions, and individual researchers can use to formulate, conduct, and evaluate computing research and associated activities in a responsible manner. Embedded EthiCS faculty member Professor James Mickens was also a member of the committee.
Ethical Issues in AI and Computing Conference
June 2-3, 2022
In partnership with Social & Ethical Responsibilities of Computing at MIT, Embedded EthiCS @ Harvard hosted our first conference on ethical issues in AI and computing (broadly construed). Meeting June 2-3, online and on the Harvard SEAS campus, we brought together scholars working on these issues from the Greater Boston area and beyond.
Teaching Responsible Computing Playbook
A collaboration of an inaugural 32 authors and contributors across disciplines and computing programs.
This Playbook was made possible by the Responsible Computer Science Challenge, funded by Omidyar Network, Mozilla Foundation, Schmidt Futures, and Craig Newmark Philanthropies.
Embedded EthiCS: Integrating Ethics Across CS Education
"Students can learn to think not only about what technology they could create, but also whether they should create that technology. Learning to reason this way requires courses unlike those currently standard in computer science curricula."
Follow-on to Harvard Initiative for Teaching and Learning’s 2021 Conference:
“Ethical Reasoning for Computer Scientists”
with Jeff Behrends, James Mickens, and Trystan Goetze
"Learn how Embedded EthiCS meets the challenge of making ethical reasoning integral to computer science education."