Authenticity and co-design: on responsibly creating
relational robots for children
(w/Marion Boulicault, et al.)
in Algorithmic Rights and Protections for Children,
MIT Press (2023) // pdf
We might be afraid of black-box algorithms
(w/Carissa Véliz, Carina Prunkl, Ted Lectherman)
Journal of Medical Ethics (2021) // pdf
An overview of a research project: algorithmic
neutrality and algorithmic bias // pdf
Teaching ethics as a skill // abstract
Ethical by design: an ethical engineering protocol
What is an automated decision system? // abstract
(w/David Gray Grant, Jay Hodges, Greg Keenan)
Half of my pedagogical work is in Oxford's Computer Science Department, where I develop new ways to teach ethics to computer scientists. My approach de-emphasizes ethical theory in favor of teaching ethics as a skill. Drawing on the fields of responsible innovation, value-sensitive design, and participatory design, the goal is for students to be able to identify, address, and communicate about the ethical, social, and political implications of technologies that they themselves are working on.
I've developed four new classes in the ethics of technology and taught three others. I've also created ethics material--special class sessions, homework, and end-of-term projects--for thirteen technical courses in engineering and computer science.