What to do about Ethics: Using the ACM Code of Ethics in Decision Making for the Computing Professional (non-philosopher)

Speaker:  Donald Gotterbarn – Johnson City, TN, United States
Topic(s):  Society and the Computing Profession


Decisions made by a computing professionals impact others. A goal of computing professionals is to minimize the negative impact of their decisions on all stakeholders. The ACM Code of Ethics helps computing professionals reflect upon the application of ethical principles to their alternative ways forward making wiser professional choices.  This talk illustrates how to use the Code to evaluate ethical opportunities in order to improve the positive impact and reduce the negative impact of our work.   Two general strategies, a rapid response back of the envelope procedure and a more involved procedure will be applied to two real cases to illustrate using the Code as part of ethical analysis. 

About this Lecture

Number of Slides:  52
Duration:  45 minutes
Languages Available:  English
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