While I am perfectly content without a smart speaker in my home or a voice assistant on my phone, a recent article in Die Presse regarding personal assistant technology caught my eye. The article contrasted how Amazon’s Alexa and the Russian search engine Yandex responded to the statement: “I feel sad.” Alexa’s response: “I wish … Continue reading How ethical does Alexa need to be?
I was filled with a sense of pride and accomplishment when I read the above email from Google. A photo that I posted to Google Maps has been viewed 81,855 times! As Google so justly noted, I am helping others make better decisions. What a contribution to humanity. I am indeed an altruistic paragon and … Continue reading Making a difference
I’m taking a class this semester in Digital Ethics. Not surprisingly, much of the discussion revolves around ethical standards for online search engines and what moral obligations should/could/ought to be in meeting those standards. Back at the dawn of the Internet there were a number of competing search engines – Lycos, Yahoo, AltaVista – and … Continue reading Magic Cat Academy is back!