Computer Science Department
McGregory Hall, 3rd Floor
13 Oak Drive
Hamilton, NY 13346
Charlotte Jablonski, Administrative Assistant
Start: Tuesday, September 29, 2015, 11:20 a.m.
End: Tuesday, September 29, 2015, 12:10 p.m.
Location: CS department research lounge
Ethics in computer science relates to how professionals within the discipline should make decisions and conduct themselves. The main professional society within computer science, the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), has a Code of Ethics that members are expected to abide by, which includes principles such as avoiding harm to others and respecting the privacy of others (see https://www.acm.org/about/code-of-ethics for the full list). These principles, while useful, may not provide obvious answers when confronted with questions such as how much testing is enough when life-critical software is concerned, or the obligations of software developers concerning security and/or privacy breaches, or what ethical decisions should be encoded in software itself.
Join us for our next tea in which we'll have a discussion on ethics in the computing profession. Lunch will be provided.