U of T launches pilot program to provide ethics training in undergraduate computer science courses

July 8, 2021
The University of Toronto has launched a pilot program that will provide ethics training to students in undergraduate computer science courses. Ethics modules will be embedded into the courses to teach students about how technologies can be created in ways that consider their impact on society. Students will be trained to identify ethical questions and to connect them with their technical learning. “Big tech companies like Apple often employ people in specialized ethics roles, but our program aims to equip people who are actually building the technologies at a company like that,” said Philosophy PhD Candidate Emma McClure. “That way, the ethical behaviour comes from within the design of technologies.” U of T (ON)