How Character and Ethics Come To Play In Sports
Will Computer Systems Be Selecting Courses of Actions That Face Ethical Dilemmas?
Computers will face that fork in the road when a decision must be made between one path not being as bad as the other. Choosing among bad outcomes based on making moral decisions could be part of what engineers must grapple with in designing driverless cars for example. This comes down to designing and deciding what is… Read More
The Reshaping of Youth’s Perspective of Measuring Up
Meeting Scheduling – the Bane of My Existence
Meeting Scheduling. It used to be easy and quick, especially if there's an automated system involved. But it has become the bane of my existence. It seems that lately the people I'm scheduling meetings with have needed to reschedule. Sometimes more than once. And the back-and-forth emails to try and find a common date fill multiple pages of my inbox.
I'm… Read More
The ethics of humans vs robots
My mom periodically sends me ethics articles. Today's article was absolutely unbelievable. (Thanks, Mom!) According to a Fox News Article Published 2/14/2016 a Spanish government worker got paid for six years without showing up to the job. He collected an annual salary of $42,000 for supervising the construction of a waste water treatment plant. The water company building the… Read More
Accountability + Reliability = Trust
You do not trust any of your staff to talk to clients because you do not know how they will respond to client requests for additional work. This scenario involves accountability and reliability, which either build or destroy trust. What would you do in this… Read More
I heard it on the Radio…
I heard a popular morning show's DJs asking the question Why are you up so early. To my shock and amazement I heard a caller tell them she was up early because she had to terminate two people before 7… Read More
Goodbye 2015… Ethics Lessons Learned…
2015 was a terrible year. But there were significant lessons learned about the ethics of insurance companies and my own physical limitations after suffering a retina… Read More
Holding People Accountable using Social Media
A quick segment in the news last week (June 18) mentioned that Brian Williams is going back to the anchor desk as a “breaking news anchor” on MSNBC. It struck me as odd that a news reporter who embellished the news (his experience on a helicopter in Iraq) would be allowed back on the air, let alone trusted to… Read More
Insurance – fraud or friend??
I recently saw a report on 60-minutes revealing fraud by flood insurance companies. Some flood insurance companies changed reports their engineers wrote after inspecting homes during the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, then tried to force the engineers to sign affidavits saying they agreed with the insurance companies’ final reports. Engineers reported that the homes were structurally damaged due to… Read More