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Approaching Diversity with the Brain in Mind

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 13:44
by Khalil Smith and David Rock

The concept of unconscious bias, percolating for years now, is becoming better established, thanks in large part to a wave of scientific research. Every week, it seems, a study or book comes out that offers new and important insights about the subtle ways human beings discriminate against one another, robbing certain groups of important opportunities and depriving institutions of the skills that members of these groups possess.

2019 Central Jersey Chapter Scholarship

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 10:03

The CPCU Society, a nationwide organization of Insurance and Risk Management Professionals, promotes continuing education, professionalism, research, high ethical standards and community service by property-casualty insurance professionals. To help further the education of its active members and their families, the Central Jersey Chapter of the CPCU Society established a $1,500 Scholarship Program. Priority is given to students seeking a career in insurance or an insurance related field. 

Eligibility requirements:

Your (Future) Car’s Moral Compass

Friday, March 1, 2019 - 11:21
by Edmond Awad, postdoctoral associate in Iyad Rahwan's Scalable Cooperation Group at MIT Media Lab

Picture a driverless car cruising down the street. Suddenly, three pedestrians run in front of it. The brakes fail and the car is about to hit and kill all of them. The only way out is if the car crosses to the other lane and swerves into a barrier. But that would kill the passenger it’s carrying. What should the self-driving car do?

Would you change your answer if you knew that the three pedestrians are a male doctor, a female doctor, and their dog, while the passenger is a female athlete? Does it matter if the three pedestrians are jaywalking?

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Approaching Diversity with the Brain in Mind

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 13:44
by Khalil Smith and David Rock

The concept of unconscious bias, percolating for years now, is becoming better established, thanks in large part to a wave of scientific research. Every week, it seems, a study or book comes out that offers new and important insights about the subtle ways human beings discriminate against one another, robbing certain groups of important opportunities and depriving institutions of the skills that members of these groups possess.

2019 Central Jersey Chapter Scholarship

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 10:03

The CPCU Society, a nationwide organization of Insurance and Risk Management Professionals, promotes continuing education, professionalism, research, high ethical standards and community service by property-casualty insurance professionals. To help further the education of its active members and their families, the Central Jersey Chapter of the CPCU Society established a $1,500 Scholarship Program. Priority is given to students seeking a career in insurance or an insurance related field. 

Eligibility requirements:

Your (Future) Car’s Moral Compass

Friday, March 1, 2019 - 11:21
by Edmond Awad, postdoctoral associate in Iyad Rahwan's Scalable Cooperation Group at MIT Media Lab

Picture a driverless car cruising down the street. Suddenly, three pedestrians run in front of it. The brakes fail and the car is about to hit and kill all of them. The only way out is if the car crosses to the other lane and swerves into a barrier. But that would kill the passenger it’s carrying. What should the self-driving car do?

Would you change your answer if you knew that the three pedestrians are a male doctor, a female doctor, and their dog, while the passenger is a female athlete? Does it matter if the three pedestrians are jaywalking?

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