Title

Why Software Engineering Courses Should Include Ethics Coverage

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

3-2014

Publisher

Association for Computing Machinery

Abstract

Software developers create the architectures that govern our online and increasingly our offline lives—from software-controlled cars and medical systems to digital content consumption and behavioral advertising. In fact, software helps shape, not just reflect, our societal values.a Are the creators of code aware of this power and the responsibilities that go with it? How, and to what extent, are they trained in the ethics of their discipline?