ethical questions

Can robots be blamed for killing civilians?


April 24th, 2012 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 24 (IANS) If a robot develops a programming glitch that causes it to kill civilians, do we blame the robot, or the humans who created and deployed it?Such ... Read more...

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‘Splice’ - Confused ending spoils a good film (IANS Movie Review)


April 16th, 2011 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Splice'; Actors: Adrien Brody, Sarah Polley, Delphine Chaneac; Director: Vincenzo Natali; Rating: ***There is a interesting kind of bankruptcy of ideas in Hollywood, where producers insist on emulating success instead ... Read more...

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Vatican official slams committee for awarding Nobel Prize to IVF pioneer Carrasco


October 5th, 2010 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
Vatican, Oct 5 (ANI): A Vatican official has slammed the decision to award the British in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) pioneer Robert Edwards with the Nobel Prize for medicine, saying it is "completely out ... Read more...

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Calgary woman, 60, gives birth to twins following donor eggs from India


February 6th, 2009 - 2:15 pm ICT by ANI
Toronto, Feb 6 (ANI): A 60-year-old Calgary woman became the oldest Canadian to become a mum as she gave birth to twins on February 3, after receiving donor eggs from India. ... Read more...

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Designer vagina trend dubbed dangerous by expert


September 24th, 2008 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 24 (ANI): Cosmetic vaginal surgeries, which include making the external appearance more attractive and reshaping the vagina to counter laxity after childbirth, are of dubious nature, claims a leading ... Read more...

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Doubts raised over Palins credentials as a reformer


September 15th, 2008 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 15 (ANI): Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palins credentials as a reformer were brought into question by a former adversary who said the Alaska Governor cant claim to be ... Read more...

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Pentagon to replace 30 percent of its soldiery with robots


August 5th, 2008 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 5 (IANS) Pentagon is planning to replace by 2020 some 30 percent of its soldiery with robots, which are quietly transiting from the realm of science fiction to the actual ... Read more...

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Nobel-winner John Sulston slams medical industry for moral corruption


July 7th, 2008 - 3:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 7 (ANI): Nobel Prize-winning British scientist Sir John Sulston has accused the medical industry of giving rise to the "moral corruption".He feels that experts these days are vying to ... Read more...

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