Is society ready for AI ethical decision-making?
Humans are becoming increasingly dependent on algorithms to process information, recommend certain behaviors, and even take actions on their behalf.
Lawyers' "game framing" of negotiations associated with lower moral character and less honesty
Lawyers with higher levels of moral character were less likely to apply a game frame to their decisions and were more willing to negotiate honestly.
Lies that 'might' eventually come true seem less unethical
Whether the situation involves a politician making a controversial statement, a business stretching the truth in an advertisement or a job seeker lying about their professional skills on a resume, “it might become true in the future” is used to justify statements that are verifiably false in the present.
"Professionalism" linked to unethical behavior
Many professional advisors, such as financial advisors and physicians, claim their ‘professionalism’ protects them from corruption and unwanted influence from conflicts of interest; however much bias from conflicts of interests is unintentional and implicit, and claims of professionalism and integrity do little to protect against unwanted influence.
The downside of loyalty: why some organizational cover-ups go unchecked
A cover-up, or an attempt to conceal evidence of wrongdoing, error or unethical actions, can prove harmful and costly for an organization. Often starting small, a cover-up can turn into a scandal that forever tarnishes the reputation of an institution.
Making spaces on the high street for clothing repair
Sometimes I come across a study which is just so…..human. I relish it and can’t wait to pass it on. This is one of them. The researchers found that making space in high street shops for people to repair clothes could mend the damage caused by fast fashion and transform sewing into a wellbeing activity. Wow!
Big name corporations more likely to commit fraud
Household name companies are more prone to engage in financial fraud - fudging the numbers, lying to investors - but by the time the fraud is discovered the CEO has probably long moved on.
When genetic data meets marketing, beware!
Development of cost-effective techniques for measuring the human genome has led to an exponential growth in the direct-to-consumer genetic testing. It is estimated that over 30 million customers have already taken a DNA test. What are the implications of this growth for the field of marketing?
'Price of life' lowest in UK during COVID-19 pandemic
In a cross-country comparison across nine nations, researchers used epidemiological modelling to calculate how many lives were lost through delaying lockdown, estimating that a UK lockdown date just three days earlier would have saved 20,000 lives.
Financial pressure makes CFOs less likely to blow the whistle
Corporate financial managers do a great job of detecting signs of potential fraud but are less likely to voice these concerns externally when their company is under pressure to meet financial targets.
People may lie to appear honest
We want to appear acceptable—particularly to those whose support we feel we need or might need. If we must lie and even underrate ourselves to do that, we will.
Third Reich's legacy tied to present-day xenophobia and political intolerance
We cannot see the ripples from the meteor or asteroid that crashed into the Earth killing off the dinosaurs, but they’re still there. Diminishing, yes, but like the famous analogy of the frog crossing the road, whose every leap is half as long as the last, never ending. For good or ill we are still being affected by that impact.
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