Our increasingly connected world, along with the promises of Big Data and Cloud Computing, offers us multitudes of opportunities to model the world and build powerful technology to improve not only the companies we work for but the lives of many. Yet far too often we, as engineers, focus on providing a solution to the problem at hand and overlook the problems that the solution itself might cause. In this talk, I examine some of the issues our world throws up, and asks what it takes to engineer ethically.


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Martijn Smit at 14:48 on 30 Jun 2017

Fun talk, makes you think twice about your systems.

Was interested all the time.

Interesting talk about the possible ethical dilemmas you can encounter during developing. Still not sure whether is I would delete the source code (Thought experiment #2)

Dion Snoeijen at 10:28 on 1 Jul 2017

Ethics and morality are a topic of interest to me. It was well thought out and I could relate to the contents of the talk very much. A talented speaker as well.

Joel Lord at 23:55 on 1 Jul 2017

Chris is a great orator. This talk was very well delivered and reminded us of the importance of the ethics in our line or work.

Roald at 09:57 on 3 Jul 2017

Great and witty speaker.
Interesting and fun talk about with some ethical dilemmas and thought experiments that apply to our daily jobs.
A theoretical, borderline philosophical, talk that sets you thinking.

I enjoyed this talk. The topic is highly-underrated and you are a great presenter. I sat in both your talks, and I feel as though this one was by far the better talk.

I think there were a few things which didn't go over as well as they could (like the avo toast reference), but it was generally satisfying. I also think that you could expand the talk in the direction of the moral implications of doing a professional job. I sent you a link for the presentation Uncle Bob did a couple weeks before, and he focussed entirely on that aspect (ignoring the aspect you spoke about almost entirely). I think the talk would be tons better by combining the two aspects...

Tim Huijzers at 17:57 on 3 Jul 2017

My new hero. what a great talk. love how he involved the audience. Great replies on questions

Great talk! Has a good sense of humour while still making his point.