Everything You Need To Know About Today’s Big Ethical Questions

Today on the podcast we talk with innovative ethics expert Susan Liautaud JD PhD about how today’s technology can affect a business’s ethics practices and why building an ethical culture can become a risk management strategy.

Dr. Susan Liautaud is a leading international expert in ethics. She is the author of The Power of Ethics. She is founder of The Ethics Incubator and of Susan Liautaud & Associates Limited, a consultancy advising corporate, governmental and non-profit leaders on ethics matters. Susan teaches cutting edge ethics courses at Stanford University and she serves as Chair of Council of the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and as Vice Chair-elect of the Global Partnership for Education (GPE). She has been appointed to the UK Cabinet Office’s Advisory Committee on Business Appointments (ACoBA), to the Stanford HAI (Stanford Institute for Human- Centered Artificial Intelligence) and to the SAP’s AI Ethics Advisory Panel. Susan also serves on a number of other boards, including Pasteur Institute, and others.

Susan Liautaud

Episode Highlights

[4:32] How fake news is a problem for our democracy.

[7:28] Anyone using a smartphone will see “I agree” on their screen on a daily basis. But most of us aren’t going to read the 30 pages for the terms of service or use.

[13:00] Susan lays out some ethical principles you may want to consider. For example, honesty, compassion, accountability, courage, etc.

[18:00] Whether in business or your personal life, ethical decision making can be a habit.

[22:44] Should companies control employee’s social media activity? The answer is creating an inclusive and diverse environment.

[34:12] Susan will discuss the sense of hopelessness kids experience when they’re bullied. Should social media companies bear responsibility?

[39:45] “We all have a huge amount of ethical power with what we share online”

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Perfect for dinner parties, dorm room conversations, discussions around the water cooler, and everything in-between, The Little Book of Big Ethical Questions presents some of our most thought-provoking ethical dilemmas in a welcoming, easy-to-discuss format.

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