“We are at a unique point in time where technology is far ahead of society’s ability to restrain it.” -Subra Suresh, President of Carnegie Mellon University

Carnegie Mellon has announced plans for its K&L Gates Endowment for Ethics and Computational Technologies.

You can now hail a self-driving Uber in Pittsburgh. The US is studying autonomous weapons that could make killing decisions on their own. The time is now to carefully consider what this means for us and how we will shoulder the great responsibility of scientific progress.