Technology is advancing at a faster rate than society’s expectations, and many technologies go from the being the stuff of science-fiction to being consumer-available, with very little in the way of discussion in between. But with the increasing rate of progress comes many questions that are uncomfortable to contemplate, and which may be dangerous to ignore. When should an autonomous vehicle sacrifice itself and its owner to protect others? What happens when medical expert systems work on behalf of insurance agencies rather than patients? What happens when the world’s weapon systems—including combat drones—are able to make lethal decisions without human involvement?


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Steve Grunwell at 17:45 on 1 Jun 2018

The future will be awesome, but this talk was absolutely terrifying. Great balance of humor and horrifying (possible) future.

This talk is basically Black Mirror: The Keynote. So good.

It was an interesting peek into the further. Paul’s talk was scary, funny and informative at the same time.

Eric Mann at 21:01 on 1 Jun 2018

Ethics in software is increasingly becoming the most vital topic of conversation. This talk approached it well and blended a solid amount of appropriate humor to make the topic easily relatable.

Engaging and laugh out loud funny talk on an often overlooked but overwhelmingly important subject. Thank you so much!

Dave Liddament at 17:40 on 4 Jun 2018

Wow, what a great talk. Lots of interesting and thought provoking parts to it, especially questions like "would you buy an unethical car?"

A fantastic talk to end a conference on.

What a great ending Keynote to the conference. This keynote was funny, thought-provoking and scary!

Sal Ferrarello at 09:31 on 5 Jun 2018

This look at the ethical choices that advancing technology will bring is thought-provoking, engaging, and darkly humorous. Great stuff.