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The Ethics of Digital Face-Swapping

By Benjamin van Loon
April 24, 2019
Digital face-swapping algorithms, or “deepfakes,” are the nascent domain of AI-powered technology that lets controllers supplant different faces on different bodies and put them in digital spaces where they don’t belong. Some deepfake manipulators have used the tech for an easy laugh, like putting the face of Nicholas Cage over Amy Adams in Superman.

A Q & A with Dr. David Kamerer, Advisory Board Member

By CDEP
April 2, 2019
Dr. David Kamerer is an associate professor at Loyola University Chicago's School of Communication. In addition to being an advisory board member for the Center for Digital Ethics and Policy, Dr. Kamerer is the current program director for the university's Global Strategic Communication graduate program. You’ve had an interesting career, can you give us a rundown on what brought you to Loyola?

A Q & A with Dr. Florence M. Chee, Advisory Board Member

By CDEP
March 26, 2019
Dr. Florence M. Chee is an assistant professor of digital communication at Loyola University Chicago's School of Communication. Dr. Chee also serves as the director of the university's Social & Interactive Media Lab, as well as being a member of the advisory board for the Center for Digital Ethics and Policy.    

Year in Review Part II

By Bastiaan Vanacker
January 31, 2019
As 2018 lies firmly behind us, CDEP Program Director Bastiaan Vanacker takes a look at some of the major digital ethics and policy issues of the past year that will shape the debate in 2019. The first installment of this overview can be found here  April: The Changing Narrative Surrounding Facebook

Year in Review Part I

By Bastiaan Vanacker
January 22, 2019
Looking Ahead by Looking Behind:  The Year 2018 in Digital Ethics and Policy, Part One. (January-March) As 2018 lies firmly behind us, CDEP Program Director Bastiaan Vanacker takes a look at some of the major digital ethics and policy issues of the past year that will shape the debate in 2019. January: Crucial Court Win for Section 230

Self-Driving Car Ethics

By Karis Hustad
October 10, 2018
Earlier this spring 49-year-old Elaine Herzberg was walking her bike across the street in Tempe, Ariz., when she was hit and killed by a car traveling at over 40 miles an hour.