The Importance of Ethics in Modern Universities of Technology

Behnam Taebi*, Jeroen van den Hoven, Stephanie J. Bird

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The twenty-first century will pose substantial and unprecedented challenges to modern societies. The world population is growing while societies are pursuing higher levels of global well-being. The rise of artificial intelligence (AI) and autonomous systems, increasing energy demands and related problems of climate change are only a few of the many major issues humanity is facing in this century. Universities of technology have an essential role to play in meeting these concerns by generating scientific knowledge, achieving technological breakthroughs, and educating scientists and engineers to think and work for the public good.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1625–1632
Number of pages8
JournalScience and Engineering Ethics
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2019


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