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Are There Ethical Limits to What Science Can Achieve or Should Pursue?

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As a computer scientist and data scientist, this is a nuanced question that requires prinicpled treatment. There are multiple factors that determine the answer to this prompt. The path that I take is going back to first principles and presenting a framework for evaluation.

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Are There Ethical Limits to What Science Can Achieve or Should Pursue?

  1. 1. Are there ethical limits to what science can achieve and should pursue? Dr Tyrone Grandison Global Young Academy New Voices in Science, Engineering & Medicine The Data-Driven Institute
  2. 2. Are there ethical limits to what science can achieve and should pursue?
  3. 3. Are there ethical limits to what science can achieve? Are there ethical limits to what science should pursue?
  4. 4. Are there ethical limits to what science can achieve? Are there ethical limits to what science should pursue?
  5. 5. EthicalBehavior : the application of moral principles in a given situation.
  6. 6. Morals : standards of behavior based on principles of right and wrong.
  7. 7. Are there situations where the principles of right and wrong limit what science can achieve? Are there situations where the principles of right and wrong limit what science should pursue?
  8. 8. Computer Science Data Science Ecosystem Intent of Application
  9. 9. Ecosystem Business Legal Technology Society Source: Grandison, T., Davis, J.: The impact of industry constraints on model-driven data disclosure controls. In: Proc. of the 1st International Workshop on Model-Based Trustworthy Health Information Systems (MOTHIS) 2007, Nashville, Tennessee, USA (September 2007)
  10. 10. “I advance it, as a suspicion only, that the blacks, whether originally a distinct race, or made distinct by time and circumstances, are inferior to the whites in the endowments both of body and mind.”
  11. 11. Intent of Application USE CONSEQUENCES
  12. 12. Are there situations where the principles of right and wrong limit what science can achieve? Are there situations where the principles of right and wrong limit what science should pursue? Technically, NO Yes, Definitely
  13. 13. Thank you Dr Tyrone Grandison Twitter: @tyrgr

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