Python Meets Plato: Why Stanford Should Require Computer Science Students to Study Ethics

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When he was 21, Bill Sourour, a programmer and teacher, was hired by a marketing firm to build a website for a pharmaceutical company.

As part of the site, he was asked to code a quiz that would recommend a drug treatment to teenage girls.

Sed 3cBut the details of the app were misleading: the company told him to display their drug as the only answer, regardless of the…

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