Philip Brey, Professor of Philosophy of Technology at the Department of Philosophy at the University of Twente and STI expert, was a keynote speaker at the International Workshop on Controversies and Polarization on Disruptive Technologies, a hybrid meeting held virtually and in Granada, Spain, October 5-6, 2020. His address dealt with “Disruptive Technologies: Social, Moral and Ontological Consequences.” The following is an abridged version of a subsequent interview.
With record-low rates of births and marriages combined with COVID-related economic hardship, family policy initiatives have taken on renewed urgency in the US. President Biden’s solution – the American Families Plan – has sparked criticism from those who interpret it as imposing a view of family not shared by the majority of the people who most need the help.
US-Chinese team of scientists have produced embryos that include human cells and cells of a nonhuman primate, the long-tailed macaque. What are we to make of such experiments? How are we to assess their ethical implications? STI Expert David Albert Jones reflects on this issue in this article.
A team of experts from the University of Navarra, involving STI expert Charo Sádaba, will lead an observatory on digital media in Spain and Portugal to monitor the threats of disinformation.
University of Oxford professor Colin Mayer calls corporate purpose statements "verbiage," but believes that greater precision with respect to these objectives can improve companies’ governance and resilience.
Convinced that raw numbers don’t tell the whole story, University of Texas at Austin sociology professor Mark Regnerus looked deeper into the marriage ecosystem of several countries, in particular among cohorts traditionally more inclined to marry. He gave STI the following interview concerning the book he’s published about what his study revealed.
The robots trained to provide services to elderly people living alone have been dubbed "carebots." Is the word "care" used here so generously as to strip it of its true value? Alejo José G. Sison suggests so in a recent blog post, reproduced here with permission.
Twenty-one percent of the world's largest public companies currently have zero emissions targets, according to a report by the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit (ECIU) and Oxford Net Zero, co-authored by STI expert Thomas Hale.
While transitions in fertility patterns – and their contributing factors and consequences - vary over time and region, there are factors that breach borders. Princeton economist Alícia Adserà lays out a few such pathways for STI in this summary of her recent article, "International Political Economy and Future Fertility Trends".
IESE Business School professor and STI expert Mireia Las Heras has analyzed the benefits of remote work for companies, society and employees from a survey of 2,690 people from various countries.
A new documentary puts faces to research on America’s growing class gap in terms of the social capital that leads to people’s ability to live their own definition of a full and happy life, following and filming real people over the course of a year.
Moral Philosopher Ana Marta González has published in Persian a book of some of her collected works, inviting a new public to share her broad knowledge of Kantian philosophy.