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What CITI Program is Reading – November 16, 2021

Posted By:  CITI Program Staff November 15, 2021

“What CITI Program is Reading” is our weekly blog series which highlights news articles curated by our staff and relevant to research, higher education, healthcare, technology, and more. Follow us on LinkedIn for upcoming editions and more information from CITI Program.


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Machines Learn Good From Commonsense Norm Bank Source: IEEE Spectrum AI researchers at the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence may have figured out a way to endow machines with a rudimentary ability to make moral decisions in real-world settings. Read The Full Article
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Thinking Through the Ethics of New Tech…Before There’s a Problem Source: Harvard Business Review Historically, it’s been a matter of trial and error. There’s a better way. Read The Full Article
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The climate crisis gives science a new role. Here’s how research ethics must change too Source: The Conversation Research ethics focus on avoiding wrongdoing, having been developed largely in response to biomedical scandals. Climate change puts the onus on researchers to add ‘do good’ to ‘do no harm’ principles. Read The Full Article
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Facebook is backing away from facial recognition. Meta isn’t. Source: Vox The social network is scaling back facial recognition, but similar technology could show up in the metaverse. Read The Full Article
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Bad Data: The $3 Trillion-Per-Year Problem That's Actually Solvable Source: Entrepreneur How the right tech can help entrepreneurs make data more accessible and accurate, avoiding massive losses in the process. Read The Full Article
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The gender gap in academic research widened during the first wave of the pandemic Source: The Economist Young female researchers suffered the most Read The Full Article
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How Digital Transformation Could Change Research And Development For Pharmaceutical And Beauty Companies Source: Forbes Digital technologies have the potential to transform cosmetics and pharmaceutical companies into truly consumer-focused industries and support R&D’s partnership with marketing departments. Read The Full Article
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Facebook, the metaverse and the monetisation of higher education Source: The Conversation The metaverse may change how profit is made in higher education. Read The Full Article
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Doctors Without Borders is now using blockchain tech for medical record storage Source: Coin Telegraph Doctors Without Borders has been quietly moving thousands of immunization records on-chain since October 14. Read The Full Article