ethics

Inside the Climate Conversation at Davos

The climate crisis and climate action were, finally, prominent themes at this week’s World Economic Forum. We hosted two Techonomy Climate sessions with leaders from Microsoft, Salesforce, Wipro, Carbon Capture, Heliogen, and Normative. Here’s what...

Hypocritical ‘Guns of Omaha’ Take Aim at Robinhood

For Buffett and Munger to slam Robinhood for behaving in the same way as their portfolio companies, is a hypocritical moral sham.

Biden May Change the Game in Big Tech Regulation

The issues caused by business models built on surveillance, profiling and targeting go far beyond what we say. They affect how we feel, how we behave, how we spend, and how we vote. That is the...

The Hidden Logic of Ethical Innovation

Vannevar Bush was the most influential electrical engineer–in the realm of politics, society and information science–of the 20th century. His belief in “ministration to the people” could provide support for ethical thinking in tech innovation.

Frances Haugen: I’ve Come Not to Bury Facebook, But to Save It

A change in leadership, employees with backgrounds in humanities, and a switch so a "slower, smaller" approach – this whistleblower darling is on a crusade to save lives by saving Facebook.

Facebook’s Tragic Obsession With Image

Facebook executives and its all-powerful CEO feel so self-righteous that they dismiss all criticism outright, including this week. It’s tragic, but it’s possible to explain.

Tech is Not at a Crossroads–the Only Path is Towards Privacy

Trust, transparency, and ethics must become the foundation of our business ecosystem, writes this tech leader. But up until now, most companies have done little to protect customer privacy when revenue weighs in the balance.

VIDEO – How Can Business Keep AI Ethical?

The pushback against Covid-19 is leading to a proliferation of rapidly-developed AI applications. As we go from artificial intelligence to artificial super-intelligence, how can enterprises ensure they build ethical AI?

Techonomy Virtual Day One: How Tech Is Making the World More Ethical

The first day of Techonomy Virtual explored how tech can help address the climate crisis, how IBM thinks about ethics, AI as a tool for equality, and more.

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