Recent Posts by John Celona

New Ethics Book Available

Several years ago, I was honored to be among the people asked to contribute a chapter to a new book: Next Generation Ethics: Building a Better Society. This book tackles the modern ethical challenges we face with an emphasis on ethics-related technology issues (AI, self-driving cars, etc.) The editor, Ali Abbas, is a PhD graduate…
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Revised Patient Handling & Mobility Assessments

I'm so happy that the revised Patient Handling and Mobility Assessments (by the Facilities Guidelines Institute with support from Hillrom) has been published under the careful stewardship of Mary Matz. I can hardly believe it's been ten years (!) since we wrote the first version! This 476-page "white paper" is the work of a whole…
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New Paper on Engineering Better Ethics into Human and Artificial Systems

For the upcoming book Next Generation Ethics: Engineering a Better Society I presented a new hypothesis for understanding ethics: what if ethics is an evolved social behavior? This idea has far-reaching implications. First off, it provides a science-based explanation for how ethics emerged. This does not preclude divine action (which could have set everything in…
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Speaking at IHSI Conference on February 9, 2019

I'm honored to have been accepted to speak at the International Conference on Intelligent Human Systems Integration. On February 9th, I'll be speaking on "Engineering Better Ethics in Human and Artificial Cognitive Systems." Conference information is available here: My paper on the same topic can be downloaded here:
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