Holding a black mirror up to artificial intelligence
University of Melbourne research has developed the Biometric Mirror –an interactive application that shows how you may be perceived by others. But it’s flawed.
Iceland’s proposed circumcision ban
Iceland could become the first European country to ban male circumcision; University of Melbourne experts look at the ethical and legal issues at stake.
Keeping robot finance fair
Digital transformation has far reaching implications for ethical conduct in the banking sector and how it is regulated, argue University of Melbourne experts.
Is there such a thing as a ‘private life’ if you’re in public office?
The recent cases of Barnaby Joyce and Brett Guerin show something about the concept of 'office' today is deeply amiss, argues a University of Melbourne expert.
Boy or girl: Should we be able to choose?
Non-medical sex selection for IVF babies is banned in Australia, but the legislation is blurry and confusing, say University of Melbourne legal experts.
Human dignity and digital identity
In this episode of the University of Melbourne's Eavesdrop on Experts, Professor Luciano Floridi explores the ethical implications of our online identities.
The ethical future of bionic vision
The ethics of bionic vision for eye disease are cloudy, but a University of Melbourne expert says it's important that patients understand the risks attached.
The ethics of a child’s future fertility
A University of Melbourne bioethicist has created the world’s first ethical framework for decision-making about a child’s future fertility after cancer.
Blade Runner 2049: Identity, humanity and discrimination
The Blade Runner films focus on the meaning of humanity; a University of Melbourne bioethicist finds they also foreshadow future ethical concerns over cloning.
5 modern philosophical dilemmas
As a new ABC TV series explores ethics - the show's presenter and University of Melbourne academic looks at how philosophy can help in very modern dilemmas.