Category Archives: 2020

The Heaven of Artificial intelligence Vs. its Ugly face

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

Is it moral to reveal the truth by illegal means?

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?

Uploading Consciousness – To Be or Not to Be (Uploaded)?

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)?

The USA’s Departure from the Paris Climate Accords

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

Should non-medical hibernation be allowed for people?

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?

CCS: The Next Step Against Global Warming?

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?

AI Controlled Submarines: Safer Seas, or the Dawn of Automated Warfare?

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?

Neuralink: connecting computers to our brains – necessary or pathological?

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?

Should we clone human beings in order to improve mankind?

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?

Industry 4.0: Stairway to Heaven?… or a Highway to Hell?

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?

Deepfake: The Age of Disinformation

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