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Rethinking Ethics Training in Silicon Valley

“If technology can mold us, and technologists are the ones who shape that technology, we should demand some level of ethics training for technologists.”
Source: Kevin Lamarque / Reuters

I work at an ethics center in Silicon Valley.

I know, I know, “ethics” is not the first word that comes to mind when most people think of Silicon Valley or the tech industry. It’s probably not even in the top 10. But given the outsized role that tech companies now play, it’s time to focus on the ethical responsibilities of the technologists who help shape our lives.

In a recent talk, technologist Maciej Ceglowski argued that “[t]his year especially there’s an

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