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The Alabama State Capitol building is seen on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 in Montgomery, AL.

Alabama’s state legislature just passed a bill to chemically castrate child sex offenders

Alabama's state legislature passed a bill that will require convicted child sex offenders to undergo chemical castration prior to their release.

Despite reportedly tracking and ranking its own citizens, China now says AI research should respect people’s privacy

It also said humanity should establish a global governance system to avoid creating a "malicious" AI race.
NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine.

NASA’s administrator lavishly praised an influential Evangelical ministry during its $10,000-a-table fundraiser. Some experts say his speech vio...

NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine spoke at a Capitol Ministries fundraiser in February. Experts say he may have broken federal ethics rules.
AI academic Joanna Bryson.

A member of Google’s now-dead AI ethics board is furious with the company for killing the project after a week

Google experienced an intense employee backlash after it announced its new AI ethics council.
Tyler Shultz and Erika Cheung, two of the Theranos whistleblowers.

Two Theranos whistleblowers created a company to help tech entrepreneurs avoid becoming the next Elizabeth Holmes

The organization, called Ethics in Entrepreneurship, focuses on young entrepreneurs who are just starting their businesses.
A new class of innovative "gene therapies" make it possible to treat disease at the genetic level, and bring difficult ethical questions with them.

Bill Gates is worried about gene editing worsening inequality. Now a top ethicist is raising new red flags.

New technology has made it possible to tinker with the very DNA that makes us who we are, offering fresh hope of new cures for difficult diseases.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai.

Google set up an external ethics council for AI, but one of its members was called out for her views on trans people and immigration

Google VP of Global Affairs Kent Walker said the group will look at issues surrounding facial recognition and 'fairness in machine learning.'

Samsung president says ‘we should really worry about ethics’ as artificial intelligence moves into your DNA

Samsung president Young Sohn: 'we should really worry about ethics' in artificial intelligence

Elon Musk’s secretive LA private school doesn’t just teach spelling and math — it also asks students ethics and critical thinking pu...

Elon Musk's Ad Astra School and educational software developer ClassDojo are introducing a set of "Conundrums" for elementary and middle school students that introduce several interesting ethical and critical thinking problems.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk.

Elon Musk’s tweet about taking Tesla private might be ethically questionable, but it isn’t morally wrong

OPINION: Tesla CEO Elon Musk's tweet about taking Tesla private was meet with moralistic outrage from market analysts and commentators. Tesla has been a stock that's produced an excessive amount of moral opinion. But at base, Tesla's mission is reasoned and ethical.