Contact Information

Computer Science Department
Colgate University
McGregory Hall, 3rd Floor
13 Oak Drive
Hamilton, NY 13346
(tel) 315.228.7719
Charlotte Jablonski, Administrative Assistant
cjablonski@colgate.edu

Event Detail

Department Tea: Ethics Discussion

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.