data ethics course update

This week in the lab’s data ethics course, students were treated to a guest lecture and project critique from GU alum Bill Erickson (BSFS, Georgetown University School of Foreign Service & JD, Northwestern University), who spoke about some of the hard tradeoffs in data security that technology industry leaders face, as well as his belief in the danger of decision-making about novel technology in the absence of a considered moral framework for action guidance.

Today’s session, billed as a “project intensive,” was primarily dedicated to an intensive mentoring session for team projects. Take a peek at some of the works-in-progress below! (Georgetown login required.)