November 4, 2022

Co-Director reflects on the long-term view of technology

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Co-Director Batya Friedman tackled the difficult questions in a recent article by the University of Washington’s School of Information: Does it make life better for people, now and in the future? Does it account for human values? Is it something we even need in the first place?

Throughout the article, she discusses past work on Value Sensitive Design with Alan Borning and David Hendry, TPL work in Food Resiliency, and much more.

“We’re fast and furious with these technologies that are at a scale and power that’s beyond our current moral capacities,” Friedman says. “I think right now we have a really great mismatch between the power of our tools and our wisdom to use them well.”