Topic chosen: Does mathematics need an ethics? Algorithms in AI and the perpetuation of racism
Thesis statement one:
Ethical considerations in cryptography and cybersecurity
The most ethical issue of cryptography and cybersecurity could be privacy issue, protecting private data and personal information requires cybersecurity and cryptography. Yet, using encryption tech also allows for the cover-up of criminal actions like terrorism, cybercrime, and human trafficking. Though codebreaking promotes the development of digital computers.
Shou, D. (1970, January 1). Ethical considerations of sharing data for Cybersecurity Research. Springer Link. Retrieved March 3, 2023, from https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-642-29889-9_15
Thesis statement two:
Impact of algorithm learning and health outcomes of Black people: a discussion on AI and ethics
A thorough research has revealed that a common algorithm used in US hospitals to distribute healthcare to patients has been routinely discriminating against black individuals. I want to assert the adoption of easy, seemingly effective proxies for ground truth could be a key source of algorithmic bias in many circumstances. Math including those algorithms need an ethics.
S;, M., C;, V., B;, P., & Z;, O. (2019, October 25). Dissecting racial bias in an algorithm used to manage the health of populations. Science (New York, N.Y.). Retrieved March 3, 2023, from https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31649194/
Thesis statement three:
The Ethical Dilemmas of overuse in virtual reality
With the development of techniques and math algorithms, Virtual Reality also grows rapidly. People may prioritize the virtual world over the actual one if they use VR frequently and over an extended period of time. If an action is performed remotely by a robot controlled by an interface or a virtual body, it should be obvious what the legal and ethical obligations are. Perhaps the math algorithms (what makes an algorithm ethical or unethical? What determines this ethics? Saving the most lives? Being the least racist? Making the most accurate predictions?) that underpin these techniques should be taken into account ethically from the outset.
Slater, M., Gonzalez-Liencres, C., Haggard, P., Vinkers, C., Gregory-Clarke, R., Jelley, S., Watson, Z., Breen, G., Schwarz, R., Steptoe, W., Szostak, D., Halan, S., Fox, D., & Silver, J. (2020, February 11). The ethics of realism in virtual and augmented reality. Frontiers. Retrieved March 3, 2023, from https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/frvir.2020.00001/full