doc/40-talks.md: Update LP2018 talk abstract

2018-03-07

Mike Gerwitz

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(Join Us March 24–25 in Cambridge, MA, USA)

-Medicine, legal, finance, journalism, scientific research—each of these -fields and many others have widely adopted codes of ethics governing the -lives of their professionals. Some of these codes may even be enshrined in -law. And this is for good reason: these are fields that have enormous -consequences. - -Software and technology pervade not only through these fields, but through -virtually every aspect of our lives. Yet, when compared to other fields, our -community leaders and educators have produced an ethics void. Last year, I -introduced numerous topics concerning privacy, security, and freedom that -raise serious ethical concerns. Join me this year as we consider some of -those examples and others in an attempt to derive a code of ethics that -compares to each of these other fields, and to consider how leaders and -educators should approach ethics within education and guidance. +Many communities have widely adopted codes of ethics governing the moral +conduct of their members and professionals. Some of these codes may even be +enshrined in law, and for good reason—certain conduct can have enormous +consequences on the lives of others. + +Software and technology pervade virtually every aspect of our lives. Yet, +when compared to other fields, our community leaders and educators have +produced an ethics void. Last year, I introduced numerous topics concerning +privacy, security, and freedom that raise serious ethical concerns. Join me +this year as we consider some of those examples and others in an attempt to +derive a code of ethics that compares to the moral obligations of other +fields, and to consider how leaders and educators should approach ethics +within education and guidance.