Computing and Values
Friday, September 21, 2018 — 3:30PM - 430PM
Current advances in technology are inviting, perhaps necessitating, conversations about ethics and values in computing. Social Media platforms are re-thinking the conversations that they should encourage or even allow. The ACM is in its final stages of updating its Code of Ethics. Top universities are rushing to add courses in the Ethics of Computing to their curriculum. But what are ethics? How are they different from values and morals? Why does it matter?
Understanding one’s values, what one is passionate about, along with the values of others, is essential to building a computing community that can work together for mutual benefit. These discoveries can create a framework for future decision-making, both personal and corporate. This BoF aims to help attendees explore their personal core values and how those values would influence their view of ethics in computing and the kind of future work in which they wish to become involved.