Posts Tagged ‘Ethics’

The ethics of contact tracing apps Comments 0

Thursday, May 7th, 2020

Tracing those who have been exposed to Covid-19 is an important step in winding down socially and economically crippling lockdowns. Manual tracing is resource-intensive and ineffective. A number of countries, including Singapore and Australia, have adopted smartphone apps using Bluetooth. New Zealand seems likely to follow a similar path. These apps vary in detail but Read more

Silicon Valley must take care when developing AI Comments 0

Monday, September 30th, 2019

Pope Francis is urging Silicon Valley giants to be careful when they’re developing new technologies. He’s not alone in his concern. Tech leaders like Elon Musk and Bill Gates are also taking a second look and reporting their concerns. Speaking at a Vatican conference on technology last week, Francis told his audience to make sure Read more

Aussie ethics teacher stood down for stolen generations comments Comments 0

Thursday, September 12th, 2019

A volunteer ethics teacher in Australia has been stood down for telling students the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Stolen Generations were taken from their families because of poor parenting. The volunteer allegedly told the primary school age children that what they had been taught about why the children were removed was false. The real Read more

Warnings over surge in youth transgender cases Comments 0

Monday, August 12th, 2019

Clinicians are calling for an ­urgent national inquiry into the safety and ethics of giving unproven hormone drug treatment to ever younger children who are confused about sex and gender. A detailed submission, arguing that risks including infertility and lifelong regret outweigh the ­benefits to trans children and teenagers, was sent yesterday to Health Minister Read more

Microsoft ‘s president meets pope about AI ethics Comments 0

Thursday, February 14th, 2019

Microsoft’s President Brad Smith met Pope Francis on Wednesday to discuss the ethical use of artificial intelligence (AI). He also discussed ways to bridge the digital divide between rich and poor nations. Read more Related Posts:Pope meets Israeli presidentPope meets Palestine’s presidentRockstar-to-rockstar at weekly papal audienceBangladesh PM and Pope discuss Rohingya crisis

Vatican releases guidance on sports Comments 0

Thursday, June 7th, 2018

Giving the Best of Yourself – is the first-ever Vatican document on sports. The document addresses a number of matters, including highly competitive children’s sports, putting political and economic pressures on athletes to win “at all costs”, playing sport on Sundays and unsportsmanlike or violent behaviour. The document, which speaks out about sports-related corruption, over-commercialisation, Read more

Vatican Museums release conservation ethics book Comments 0

Monday, March 5th, 2018

A new book “Ethics and Practice of Conservation: Manual for the conservation of ethnographic and multi-material assets” has been released from the Vatican museums. The ethics and practice of conservation is the result of nearly a century of experience at the Anima Mundi Ethnological Museum. Read more Related Posts:New film highlights vision of Pope FrancisVatican-China Read more

Dr. Vallentine’s ethical decision Comments 0

Thursday, September 28th, 2017

Aboard the Golfo Azzurro — an urgent plea woke the ship’s doctor, John Vallentine, at 6:30 a.m. He was needed on the bridge. The rescue ship was steaming south in the Mediterranean Sea in a race to reach a deflating rubber dinghy packed with migrants. Italy’s coast guard had transmitted the coordinates, along with a Read more

Human embryo editing “meddling with Tree of Life” Comments 0

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017

Biologists in Oregon have edited the DNA of viable human embryos using the revolutionary genome-editing technique CRISPR-Cas9. Their work went beyond previous experiments using CRISPR to alter the DNA of human embryos, all of which were conducted in China,as it edited the genomes of many more embryos and targeted a gene associated with a significant Read more

Catholics have an ethical duty to vaccinate children Comments 0

Monday, March 27th, 2017

Catholics have an ethical duty to vaccinate children. Paul J. Carson and Anthony T. Flood of North Dakota State University argue from the perspective of Catholic Social Teaching. Read more Related Posts:UK government abandoning duty to protect child refugeesFears religion will isolate children at school stops parentsHistorical abuse of children in state care: why an Read more