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Computer Ethics and Cyber Law Andrew Harmic UCF Spring 2011 COT 4810 Topics in Computer Science
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2 Computer and Information Ethics Written by Terrell Ward Bynum Professor of Philosophy at Southern Connecticut State University Degrees in Philosophy M.A. (Princeton) B.A. (U. of Delaware) B.S. in Chemistry (U. of Delaware)
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3 Outline Remember that thing called ethics? Origins of computer ethics (CE) What is computer ethics? Examples of computer ethics Cyber Ethics Cyber Law and digital information
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4 Remeber that thing called ethics? Good vs Bad Moral duty and obligation Applied ethics Ethical theory → Real-life situations Computer ethics
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5 Outline Remember that thing called ethics? Origins of computer ethics (CE) What is computer ethics? Examples of computer ethics Cyber Ethics Cyber Law and digital information
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6 Origins of computer ethics 1.0 Founded by Norbert Wiener in mid-1940s Professor of mathematics and engineering at MIT Originally called “Cybernetics” Walter Maner coined “Computer Ethics” in 1976 Norbert Wiener
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7 Origins of computer ethics 2.0 Wiener wrote 3 relevant books Cybernetics (1948) The Human Use of Human Beings (1950) God and Golem, Inc. (1963) Introduced concerns about Computers and security Virtual communities (Social Networking) Robot ethics Artificial Intelligence
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8 Origins of computer ethics 3.0 Wiener was ahead of his time Wiener's view on information Assumed metaphysical universe World and entities combinations of matter-engery and information Thinking is information processing Living organisms are patterns of information “We are but whirlpools in a river of ever-flowing water. We are not stuff that abides, but patterns that perpetuate themselves.”
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9 Origins of computer ethics 4.0 Late 1940s Wiener thought computing would remake society “The Second Industrial Revolution” “The Automatic Age” He was right!
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10 Outline Remember that thing called ethics? Origins of computer ethics (CE) What is computer ethics? Examples of computer ethics Cyber Ethics Cyber Law and digital information
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11 What is computer ethics? 1.0 Computer Ethics Deals with how computing professionals should make decisions regarding professional and social conduct Information Ethics Investigates the ethical issues arising from the development and application of information technologies Privacy and intellectual property rights
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12 What is computer ethics? 2.0 Important people in CE Norbert Wiener Founding father of CE Walter Maner and Deborah Johnson The “uniqueness” debate James Moor What is Computer Ethics? (1985) Luciano Floridi Philosophy of information
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Outline Remember that thing called ethics? Origins of computer ethics (CE)
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This note was uploaded on 07/30/2011 for the course COP 4810 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at University of Central Florida.

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