So You Want to Be a Tech Ethicist (No Scrubs edition)
Inside the tech industry, a growing awareness of the responsibilities companies have for preventing and minimizing the potential harms of data technologies has led to roles for people to manage ethical risk. These tech ethicists turn abstract ethical principles and values into concrete workplace practices across their companies, from coders to content managers to CEOs. But most people in these roles got there by chance. They were technologists who taught themselves about the ethical landscape surrounding the things they built, or they started out as lawyers, humanists, or social scientists and somehow found themselves working inside a tech company. Our panel will feature a mix of industry tech ethicists and professors who teach tech ethics discussing what it takes to do the real work, sharing some of their own cases, and exploring what students need to know if they want to do this work as a career.
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