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The Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions is involved in a number of research projects, the most recent of which are listed below. You can also read more by visiting our past projects page, which has a history of major projects and events held at the Center.

Call For Papers

Special Issue of the journal Science and Engineering Ethics

 

Brain-Based and Artificial Intelligence: Socio-ethical Conversations in Computing and Neurotechnology

 

Editors: Elisabeth Hildt, Kelly Laas, Monika Sziron, Stephanie J. Bird

  

We are inviting papers to be included in a special issue of Science and Engineering Ethics that seeks to explore the convergences and disparities in approaches to intelligence in neuroscience and computer science. The topic for this special issue comes from a May 2018 workshop organized by the Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions at the Illinois Institute of Technology, that reflected on how brain-based intelligence is similar to artificial intelligence (AI) and also how both can be combined in neurotechnology. Papers submitted for this special issue should explore the ethical and social implications that arise in AI and neurotechnology. Here the term “brain-based” intelligence encompasses both human and non-human animal intelligence. This special issue aims to advance an interdisciplinary discussion between scientists, practitioners, and scholars around these questions. Show me more

 

Brain-Based and Artificial Intelligence: Socio-ethical Conversations in Computing and Neurotechnology May 10-11, 2018  

This workshop sought to explore the convergences and disparities in approaches to intelligence in neuroscience and computer science. Show me more

A Bottom-Up Approach to Building a Culture of Responsible Research and Practice in STEM

This award by the National Science Foundation aims at situating responsible research and practice education within the research environment, and involving whole departments. Graduate students in research groups will work together to develop guidelines to address ethical issues they have faced in their research. Based on interactive exercises and discussions, an ethics education module involving the bottom-up writing of guidelines will be developed.  Show me more

Bottom-Up Ethics: Real World Training for Professional Practice

CSEP is partnering with Armour College's Biomedical Engineering Program and the Stuart School of Business to experiment with a new way of engaging students in the ethics of research practice as part of a Faculty Innovation Award. Show me more

Neuroethics- On the Interplay Between Neuroscience and Ethics

NeuroethicsFunded by the Swiss Cogito Foundation, this two-year project seeks to understand the ways in which the brain and behavioral sciences might provide insight into moral and philosophical questions. Show me more

Ethics Code Collection Redesign

CollectionThe Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions (CSEP) received a $200,000 grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation in January 2016 to enhance its highly regarded Ethics Code Collection Enhancements to the site include better keyword search, sorting capabilities, comparisons, and downloading in different formats. Funding will also enable new research on the current and future roles of ethics codes within society, business, and technological innovation. Show me more

Ethics Education Library and the Online Ethics Center 

This joint project with the National Academy of Engineering's Center for Engineer, Ethics and Society is a collection of resources for scholars and university administrators interested in developing ethics training and instruction programs Eelibraryfor undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students. Funded by the National Science Foundation for five years, the Ethics Education Library, along with the Online Ethics Center, will help educators, researchers, administrators, undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and practicing scientists and engineers understand the scope of existing knowledge about both ethics and ethics education in science, mathematics, and engineering. Show me more