In the course CS 181: Computers, Ethics and Public Policy, Stanford students become computer programmers, policymakers and philosophers to examine the ethical and social impacts of technological innovation.
Cassandra Handan-Nader and Daniel Ho have created an algorithm that reads satellite images to help environmental regulators identify potentially hazardous agricultural facilities more efficiently than traditional approaches.
The sweeping plan to overhaul transportation, energy and other sectors failed a recent U.S. Senate vote, but remains a political lightning rod. Stanford experts discuss the science behind the politics.
An analysis of Philadelphia’s sweet-drink “sin tax” finds a flaw in the system: Many people simply drive beyond city limits to buy their pop. As a result, the tax has fallen far short of its health and revenue goals.
The Connecticut Supreme Court’s ruling clears the way for a lawsuit to move forward against the companies that manufactured and sold the semiautomatic rifle used by the gunman in the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School.