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The case of the killer robot : stories about the professional, ethical, and societal dimensions of computing

Author: Richard G Epstein
Publisher: New York : Wiley, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this innovative collection of computer ethics cases, Richard G. Epstein provides a fresh new approach to the social, ethical, and professional issues facing today's computing professionals. Through his dynamic exploration of a fictional industrial accident ("The Case of the Killer Robot") and the possible ramifications of poor engineering design, Epstein provides an informative, yet entertaining look at how  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Epstein, Richard G.
Case of the killer robot.
New York : Wiley, ©1997
(OCoLC)648270968
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard G Epstein
ISBN: 0471138231 9780471138235
OCLC Number: 35103506
Description: 242, lxi pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The killer robot papers / by Pam Pulitzer. Part 1: Print media. New generation of robots delivered to CyberWidgets, Inc. ; Robot kills operator in grisly accident ; McMurdock promises justice in "killer robot" case ; Silicon valley programmer indicted for manslaughter ; "Killer robot" developers worked under enormous stress ; "Killer robot" programmer was prima donna, co-workers claim ; "Killer robot" project mired in controversy right from start ; Fallen project director accused of conflict of interest in killer robot case ; The "killer robot" interface ; Silicon Techchronics promised to deliver a safe robot ; Software engineer challenges authenticity of "killer robot" software tests ; Silicon Techchronics employee admits faking software tests ; A conversation with Dr. Harry Yoder ; Ethics and computing: the ACM code of ethics ; Software developers discuss ethics and professionalism ; Long-awaited suits filed in killer robot case ; Hacker exposes "process maturity" controversy at Silicon Techchronics ; The unhealthy workplace ; A tale of two cities ; Web of deception ; Visiting a software visualization laboratory ; AI researcher quits to protest system he helped to create ; Vision quest: the future of computing ; Letters to the Sunday Sentinel-Observer Magazine --
Part 2: Broadcast media. Varieties of teamwork experience ; The case of the virtual epidemic ; The case of the deadly data ; Is your computer stealing from you? ; Candid professor --
Appendices. Appendix A: Real people and institutions ; Appendix B: Endnotes and references ; Appendix C: Discussion questions.
Responsibility: Richard G. Epstein.
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A unique and entertaining look at the ethical issues in the computer science profession, this book tells the fictional story of a robot programmed to automate an assembly line that ended up taking  Read more...

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