We live in an age of awesome technological potential. From nanotechnology to synthetic organisms, new technologies stand to revolutionize whole domains of human experience.
One thing these technologies can’t do is answer the profound moral issues they raise. Who should be held accountable when they go wrong?
Wendell Wallach's book, A Dangerous Master forces us to confront the practical - and moral - purposes of our creations.
Wendell Wallach is a consultant, ethicist, and scholar at Yale University’s Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics. He is the co-author of Moral Machines: Teaching Robots Right from Wrong.