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Extension of Monash Bioethics Partnership with WHO

The Monash Bioethics Centre has officially been re-designated as a World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Bioethics for an additional four years.

30 August, 2018

Ethics and Vector-Borne Disease–WHO Meeting Report

The World Health Organization has just published the Report of a Scoping Meeting on Ethical Issues Associated with Vector-Borne Diseases.  Centre Director Michael Selgelid played a leading role in the initiation of this project, which

20 December, 2017
Monash University news

Welcome to Distinguished Visiting Scholars Professor Bonnie Steinbock and Professor Paul Menzel

The Monash Bioethics Centre is delighted to be hosting distinguished scholars Professor Bonnie Steinbock and Professor Paul Menzel from October to December 2017.

21 October, 2017
Monash University news

Rob Sparrow and Mark Howard ITS Australia National Award finalists

Monash SOPHIS Professor Rob Sparrow and Adjunct Associate Professor Mark Howard have been shortlisted as a finalist for the ITS Australia National Awards.

12 October, 2017
The future of sex? ‘Robots, Rape and Representation’ by Rob Sparrow

The future of sex? ‘Robots, Rape and Representation’ by Rob Sparrow

In the not too distant future our lives will increasingly involve relations with robots, machines with varying degrees of artificial intelligence, from driverless cars, to home assistants, to all manner of robotic companions, including those

29 June, 2017

Monash Bioethics Centre plays key role in development of first international guidelines for public health surveillance ethics

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has just released the first comprehensive international guidelines for public health surveillance ethics.

28 June, 2017
SOPHIS’ annual lecture with Prof Julian Savulescu

SOPHIS’ annual lecture with Prof Julian Savulescu

Professor Julian Savulescu argues that the greatest problems humanity now face are not the result of external threat, but are the result of human choice – but human moral limitations.

2 June, 2017
Killer Robots: Professor Robert Sparrow

Killer Robots: Professor Robert Sparrow

In October 2016, acclaimed Professor Stephen Hawking warned against the rapid development of artificial intelligence, saying that “the rise of powerful AI will be either the best, or the worst thing, ever to happen to humanity,”

1 March, 2017
Monash University news

Opinion piece by Neera Bhatia and Julian Savulescu on Cryonics–The Conversation

“Cryonics: hype, hope or hell?” Neera Bhatia and Julian Savulescu

23 November, 2016