Kate Greene got interested in the idea of deception and technology five years ago, while interviewing a tech executive. "I asked him some ethical questions related to lying robots. He demurred, and said something like 'that's for the philosophers to figure out.' But the people—psychologists, philosophers—who have been exploring these ethical questions don't know the technology." She writes about the idea in "How Should We Program Computers to Deceive?" Greene's book, Reality Mining: Using Big Data to Engineer a Better World, co-authored with Nathan Eagle, will be available in September.
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