Mathematicians+Ethics=Error404
2018-12-30, 13:35–13:40, Borg

Mathematics is one of the most important tools in the modern world, yet most mathematicians receive no ethical training. See a problem?


I'm a research mathematician at Cambridge. For the past three years I have been trying to teach mathematicians about ethical behaviour. Their responses to this have ranged between comical and chilling; the ethically-aware hacker may have no idea how most mathematicians have practically no awareness or regard for the impact of their own work.