Robert Sparrow


The Turing triage test

If, as a number of writers have predicted, the computers of the future will possess intelligence and capacities that exceed our own then it seems as though they will be worthy of a moral respect at least equal to human beings. Drawing on Alan Turing's...
Working paper

Better off deaf?

Sharon Duchesneau and Candy McCullough's decision in the US to seek out and employ a sperm donor with a family history of deafness in order to maximise their chances of having a deaf child raises a number of ethical questions. Do parents have an obligation...