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Patrick Lin: Ethics and Autonomous Cars:Why Ethics Matters;How to Think About it

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Come join us for our next meetup, with Patrick Lin as our guest speaker.

He will speak on: "Ethics and Autonomous Cars: Why Ethics Matters, and How to Think About It"

short bio:

Patrick Lin is the director of the Ethics + Emerging Sciences Group (, based at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. He has published several books and papers in the field of technology ethics, especially with respect to nanotechnology, human enhancement, robotics, and military technologies. He teaches courses in ethics, political philosophy, philosophy of technology, and philosophy of law. Dr. Lin has appeared in international media such as BBC Focus, BBC Radio, Forbes, National Public Radio (US), Popular Mechanics, Popular Science, Reuters, Science Channel, The Christian Science Monitor, The Times (UK), and others (see this page ( for more). Dr. Lin earned his BA from University of California at Berkeley, and MA and PhD from University of California at Santa Barbara. Currently, he is an associate professor in Cal Poly’s philosophy department, visiting associate professor at Stanford's School of Engineering (CARS), and affiliated scholar at Stanford Law School's Center for Internet and Society. He was previously an ethics fellow at the US Naval Academy and a post-doctoral associate at Dartmouth College.

Once again there will be pizza / refreshments starting at 6pm; the presentation will start at 6:30pm. See you there!

-Gregory Dibb