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WHO WE ARE: Ethical Tech is a nonpartisan initiative at Duke University focusing on research, education, and policy development across all industries and socioeconomic groups.

WHAT WE DO: Ethical Tech explores issues at the intersection of ethics and technology, fostering discussion and development of ideas regarding technological innovation, consumption, and regulation. Our collaborative work reaches across industry, government, academia, and the public, encouraging all members of society to have an active voice in the future of technology.


“We are called to be the architects of our future, not its victims”

—Buckminster Fuller

“Ethical tech will require a grassroots revolution”


“Given homogeneity of decision-making and limited education on technology, we really have to think about who has agency, power, and influence in a world in which jobs are automated or single machines are making decisions for millions of people.”

—Justin Sherman, Ethical Tech’s Co-Founder, speaking at Duke’s NextEd Fest on artificial intelligence and the future of humanity