Group 17 Facebook and Youtube are not minded readers, so have you ever wondered how do they customize your advertisements according to your interests? Have you ever thought about how Spotify or Netflix create your personalised recommended mix of songs or movies? Or why does your email consider an incoming email as a fraud? All … Continue reading The Heaven of Artificial intelligence Vs. its Ugly face
Group 14 Introduction: Hackers are commonly seen nowadays with high abilities in computers. So, they can easily hack into certain areas to capture information they need. Assume that one hacker illegally hacked into the database of a factory and found that it discharges polluted water beyond standards. Sooner, the hacker decided to publish this fact … Continue reading Is it moral to reveal the truth by illegal means?
Group 13 Due to the ever-increasing reliance on technology in our daily lives, the ‘digital’ and ‘real’ worlds are almost impossible to separate in many parts of the world. This means that any successful upload of a consciousness would, in theory, grant a person unlimited access to our digital world. This trend, along with rapid … Continue reading Uploading Consciousness – To Be or Not to Be (Uploaded)?
Group 12 Introduction In June of 2017, American President Donald Trump announced that the USA would be leaving the Paris Climate Agreement. The Agreement’s primary goal, among others, is “ to strengthen the global response to the threat of climate change by keeping a global temperature rise this century well below 2 degrees Celsius above … Continue reading The USA’s Departure from the Paris Climate Accords
Group 15 You’re a fit and healthy young guy. The job’s yours! According to the Office for National Statistics, the percentage of women employed across the whole economy has almost become equal at 46.8% . However, when focussing on sectors such as manual labour, in particular the construction industry, out of the 2.3 billion employed, … Continue reading YMCA, Young Men Can Apply
Group 7 Introduction It is widely known that Cryonics science has its own benefits in medical research and saving lives. The concept was first promoted in the 1960s and it has attracted a huge amount of attention because of its ethical issues and strong potential applications, instead of freezing, it is an ice-free process that … Continue reading Should non-medical hibernation be allowed for people?
Group 16 The impact of anthropogenic greenhouse gases, emitted when burning fossil fuels to generate energy, are generally accepted and have risen global temperatures by 1℃, affecting climates across the world (Worldbank 2020). Even so, fossil fuel power stations provide 80% of the energy used around the world for heating, transportation and electricity (Shell 2020). … Continue reading CCS: The Next Step Against Global Warming?
Group 10 In the article, the ethics of cancelling the speed limit on motorways will be discussed. As far as unlimited speed motorway is concerned, the first response coming out into most people’s mind is that it is dangerous and polluting. Whereas it can also be good news that commuting by automobiles can be efficient … Continue reading Should driving speed be limited on motorways?
Group 9 As AI (Artificial Intelligence) technology advances, it is proliferating in many aspects of our lives. It is used in personal assistants for our phones and homes, and in predictive algorithms scaling from use in multi-billion-dollar companies such as Amazon, to household thermostats capable of behavioural adaptation. However, a controversial new application has recently … Continue reading AI Controlled Submarines: Safer Seas, or the Dawn of Automated Warfare?
Group 8 Artificial Intelligence (AI) is one of the latest technologies that humans have ever invented. It is believed to have unlimited potential as it has better and stronger abilities than humans in terms of storage, analysis, etc. With its capabilities, it could provide endless opportunities in improving the quality of our medical treatment in … Continue reading +Robot Doctors?-AI technology
Group 11 In the hyper-focused race for technical advancement, the ultimate benefit or risk of a technology is too often a foregone conclusion. Neuralink, which is estimated to begin partial implementation within five years , is a technology that would insert a chip into a human brain to connect to a computer system. It would … Continue reading Neuralink: connecting computers to our brains – necessary or pathological?
Group 18 Neurolink, a company owned by Elon Musk is developing a product called Neural Lace. This is a mesh consisting of electrodes which acts as an interface between the brain and a computer. Broadly speaking, this would allow people to communicate to computers wirelessly, download thoughts, possess more control over the brain and cure … Continue reading Neural Lace: Knot As It Seams
Group 4 There are two types of human cloning which are reproductive and therapeutic. Reproductive cloning is the production of personas that are identical to the original individual. It involves the implantation of cloned embryos into a surrogate mother. Meanwhile, therapeutic cloning is when stem cells are extracted from a cloned blastocyst. This is created … Continue reading Should we clone human beings in order to improve mankind?
Group 5 Advancements in artificial intelligence (AI), internet of things (IoT), autonomous vehicles, 3D printing and biotechnology/ material science are a few fields recognised as the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0). Technology is fundamentally impacting every aspect of our lives. This holds great promise for curing or preventing disease, improving agricultural output and enhancing the … Continue reading Industry 4.0: Stairway to Heaven?… or a Highway to Hell?
Group 3 In October 2017, a former NASA scientist, Josiah Zayner shocked the world when he tried to edit his genes using his own do-it-yourself genetic modification kit named, CRISPR. He claimed the injection would modify his muscle genes to give him bigger muscles. In November 2018, Jiankui He, a Chinese scientist, created a pair … Continue reading CRISPR : The Good & The Ugly
Group 6 The fifth generation of wireless technology is a controversial invention. The adoption of the new 5G technology promises a transformation in communication networks with a burst in speed and transmission capacity. 5G networks use a system of small cells that are divided into sectors to send encoded data through extensive radio waves. Although … Continue reading Should we implement 5G Technology?
Group 2 Natural resources are inefficient, environmentally unfriendly and will be exhausted in near future. It will keep its advantages in such a way for the next 25 years. However, natural resources are still the number one resource in the world. It is cheap and relatively easy to access. The article will discuss whether we … Continue reading Renewable energy, yes or not?
Group 1 Deepfake is generative media whereby machine learning and AI is utilised to manipulate or create visual or audio content. It’s most commonly used to superimpose someone else’s image and video to that of another person’s will. This article discusses the ethics of deepfake implementation. Techpanionship Deepfakes facilitate the creation of virtual companions that … Continue reading Deepfake: The Age of Disinformation