Ethical Tech Competition
In a memo, identify and propose a solution to an ethical problem in the area of emerging technology.
AWARD: Undergraduate Winner: $1,000; Graduate Winner: $1,000 | Winning submission will be posted on the Kenan Institute website.
LENGTH: 800 words
DEADLINE: Friday, April 25, 11:59 PM
AWARD ANNOUNCED: Friday, May 1
REGISTER & SUBMIT
Any ethical issue in emerging technology can be the topic of focus for the memo. Possible topics include:
- algorithmic discrimination
- cybersecurity and information security/data breaches
- behavioral microtargeting and ad tech
- regulation of autonomous vehicles
- regulation of artificial intelligence and data governance
- autonomous weapons
- limiting encryption
- censorship of the Internet or social media
- foreign interference in elections and “fake news”
- cybercrime and cyberwarfare
- critical infrastructure
- cyber attribution of cyber attacks
- accuracy of predictive analytics
- privacy enhancing technologies
- algorithmic transparency and accountability
- data ethics and cyber ethics
- cyberbullying and cyberharassment
- cyber diplomacy and Internet freedom
- net neutrality
Memos must include descriptive research and normative prescriptions for institutional responses or approaches.
Entries will be evaluated on the following criteria:
- Ability to Identify and Articulate a Solution to an Emerging Tech Challenge;
- Consider Ethical, Social, and Practical Factors in Designing a Solution;
- Address Challenges with Implementation; and
- Clarity and Quality of Writing
Students may work in teams. Please note that awards will be equally split amongst team members.
Please email Jeremy Buotte (email@example.com) with questions.