Ethics Ex Machina: Designing A Future With A Conscience

Brandon Ward
22 Sep 2018
1:30 pm - 2:20 pm
Saloon

Ethics Ex Machina: Designing A Future With A Conscience

Volkswagen designed an unethical solution to a global and customer problem. It cost them $30 BILLION literal dollars, and who knows how much more in PR.

Cambridge Analytica is now a shuttered entity after unethical, if not illegal usage of our personal data.

Facebook’s CEO had to testify before Congress, and Microsoft’s AI bot “Tay” became a slanderous racist in less than 16 hours.

Forbes found that “Millennials prefer to do business with corporations and brands with pro-social messages, sustainable manufacturing methods and ethical business standards.”

In this talk, we’ll dive into how we can begin to think about our work through the lens of what Alan Cooper calls being a good ancestor. How we can inject ethics and standards into our daily efforts to ensure we’re designing the future we want, and our children deserve.