Ethics

After 75 Years, Isaac Asimov's Three Laws Of Robotics Need Updating

The Conversation UK | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK Tech
The Conversation UK

With this in mind, a robot could only operate within a very limited sphere and any rational application of the laws would be highly restricted. Even that might not be possible with current technology, as a system that could reason and make decisions based on the laws would need considerable computational power.

When It's Right To Say You're Wrong

Suzanne Askham | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK Parents
Suzanne Askham

But I would like to put the case that in this respect if no other, Philip Hammond was acting as a positive role model for the entire country. Forget the politics. This is about ethics. The ability to say "I was wrong' is something every child in this country should be able to do. And the way to learn that is by example from the grown-ups.

Manchester United Announce Deal With Halal Online Shopping Site

Lauren Booth | Posted 03.03.2017 | UK Sport
Lauren Booth

Manchester United, on Wednesday, announced a five year sponsorship agreement with the world's first halal e-marketplace. The club's latest branding ...

Reasons To Consume Dairy

Munjeeta Sohal | Posted 28.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Munjeeta Sohal

So I did some research and found myself sitting, highlighter in hand, staring at 55 pages of legislation with multiple browser windows in front of me, growing increasingly frustrated that what I was reading was, firstly, hugely open to individual's interpretation and, simultaneously, so full of inaccessible language that I needed explanatory notes to understand it.

Myanmar's Garment Industry Holds Unique Opportunity

Marianne Caroline Hughes | Posted 13.02.2017 | UK Style
Marianne Caroline Hughes

Just as I return from visiting garment factories in Myanmar, a stream of press attention focuses on challenges facing this area. Although there are challenges, my trip has only made me believe in the unique opportunity this country represents to change the future of how our clothing is made

Is It Legal To Buy An Essay?

Mary Walton | Posted 08.02.2017 | UK
Mary Walton

While it is currently not illegal to buy an essay online, the ethical question will always be there. A student needs to evaluate for themselves if this is the path they want to walk down, or if they want to put in the hard work, time and effort on their own - with the possibility of failure.

Raising Professional Standards In Financial Services

Lewis Worrow | Posted 01.02.2017 | UK
Lewis Worrow

It is clear as a bell to those who pay attention, the age of Gordon Gekko is over. Bottom line, unethical behaviour is systemic, malignant and it is global. Like cancer, it is a disease and we have got to fight back. It is a bankrupt business model, it won't work. It is a disease and we have got to fight back. The only question is, how are we going to do that? How are we going to leverage the disease back into our favour?

Am I Vegan?

Munjeeta Sohal | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Munjeeta Sohal

Let's be clear here, without malice or personal agenda. As trendy as it's becoming, veganism is not an exclusive club with membership rights. It is not a cult or a diet. It is a very clearly defined social justice movement that puts animal rights at its core.

Open Sourcing Our Values

Natasha Freidus | Posted 25.12.2016 | UK Tech
Natasha Freidus

tech for good What you may not have heard about is the tremendous groundswell of tech innovation in response to the refugee crisis. In a historically unprecedented humanitarian response, developers all over have come up with a solution for pretty much every refugee-related challenge you can think of

When It Comes To Food Production, Ignorance Is Bliss

Jack Peat | Posted 22.11.2016 | UK
Jack Peat

The notion that we may one day become a power source for robots who keep us running by hooking us up to a system that delivers all the sensory requirements a person needs may seem far-fetched, but it's dystopia in its finest form. Not only does it touch on computer control, elements of freedom and individuality, it questions the cost of living in the way we do.

As an Anti-Corruption Campaigner I Know That, If You Challenge the Status Quo, You Need to Practice What You Preach

Jaimie Fuller | Posted 24.10.2016 | UK Sport
Jaimie Fuller

In my previous HuffPost blog I wrote about how vital it is to me and my business, SKINS, that we live up to our brand values. Important, everyday valu...

Values Matter But To Be Real They Must Be Lived

John Tizard | Posted 17.10.2016 | UK
John Tizard

Values matter. They can drive behaviours and performance in businesses, co-operatives, social enterprises, charities, community groups, the public sector and indeed individuals. They differentiate between and tell us much about both organisations and individuals.

Not Just A Different Sport Business, But A Sport Business Making A Difference

Jaimie Fuller | Posted 16.09.2016 | UK Sport
Jaimie Fuller

My dream as a kid was like many young boys: I wanted to be a sportsman. It didn't really matter which sport. Maybe the opening batsman in an Ashes Ser...

How Employers And Employees Alike Need To Consider A More Ethical Approach To Business

Olivia Hill | Posted 15.09.2016 | UK
Olivia Hill

How important is it to have an ethical approach to business? Very, when you take into account how consumers make their decisions as to who to shop from.

Considering The Ethics Of Our Investments

Tamara Sword | Posted 23.08.2016 | UK Tech
Tamara Sword

Collectively we would wring our hands, but for the mobiles in our hands. How to reach out and touch more than glass. How to change what seems through the indifferent screen to be immutable, an endless cycle of meaningless horror.

Charity Is a Broken Funding Model

Lewis Worrow | Posted 03.08.2016 | UK
Lewis Worrow

In my experience, most people with money have no reason to feel guilty or proud, and many are neither particularly smart or greedy either. Instead, th...

We Can't Afford Five More Years of BP-Sponsored Culture

Dr Chris Garrard | Posted 02.08.2016 | UK Entertainment
Dr Chris Garrard

We should not accept corporate sponsorship or privatisation in the arts as a given, and be short-changed on the values that should be at the heart of our art-making. Starting today, it's time we made these museums and galleries properly accountable to the public, and not to BP.

Why A Neutral Central Registry for Company Transparency in Supply Chains Reports Is Key

Andrew Wallis | Posted 29.07.2016 | UK
Andrew Wallis

In March 2016 Section 54 of the UK's Modern Slavery Act - Transparency in Supply Chains etc. (TISC) provision took effect. It required businesses with a global turnover of £36 million or more and doing business in the UK to publish an annual statement about their efforts to tackle slavery in supply chains and their own organisation.

Death of Our Ethics

Mohsin Tanveer | Posted 21.07.2016 | UK Politics
Mohsin Tanveer

Are we moving forward from the dark ages or do we make exceptions to regress where it means we can have a champagne party in the middle of George Square?

Meet Me at the Airport, Mr President

Carry Somers | Posted 18.05.2016 | UK
Carry Somers

I am ready to take the President of Honduras up on his offer to visit garment factories in his country and trust that he will keep his word. Meet me at the airport, Mr President.

"This Will Change Everything..."

Max Sanderson | Posted 02.05.2016 | UK Tech
Max Sanderson

His name was Dr Sergio Canavero. And next year, he will attempt the World's first (known) human head transplant. A boyhood dream of his which has been a quarter of a century in the making, Dr Canavero displays all the telltale signs of a maverick (and a psychopath).

Are Our Attitudes to Animal Rights Changing?

Chantal Cooke | Posted 02.05.2016 | UK
Chantal Cooke

SeaWorld's decision represents a move forward in our attitude towards the rights of animals. It wasn't that long ago, perhaps only a decade, that ending these shows would have been unthinkable. People loved them, they flocked to them, and they made companies like SeaWorld millions of dollars.

Housework: Should I or my mother do it?

Cassandra Lee Yieng | Posted 07.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Cassandra Lee Yieng

Therefore, without any excuses, I should do my chores. Yet before I get to them, my mum has already taken over and would rather I studied. I only hope that she releases her book soon.

It Doesn't Stop at SeaWorld: The UK is Complicit in Cruelty, Too

Conor Penn | Posted 24.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Conor Penn

We must scale our conversation back more wholly, dismantling the very framework that underpins our prioritisation of spectacle, competition, tradition and recreation over that of animal welfare. Whilst this framework remains intact, progress will continue to be inconsistent. Meanwhile, cruelty will continue to occur on our doorstep.

The Impact of Eating Animals: For You, Others and the Planet

Lauren Dawson | Posted 21.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Lauren Dawson

This past weekend we celebrated Earth Hour 2016, causing many of us to look at what changes we can make to do our bit for the planet. We all know about swapping light bulbs, shorter showers and driving less, but there's one change we can all make that has a bigger impact than anything else: what we put on our plate.