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Neil McArthur

Faculty of Arts

Maclean’s: The sexbots are coming

October 16, 2023 — 
In the next year or two, we’ll have sophisticated, purpose-built bots designed for relationships, sex and intimacy

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Strange new tech world? We have courses for that.

July 17, 2023 — 
Five courses teaching students how to think about and apply technology in new ways so that we can make sure the cows are happy and the machines don’t toy with our emotions.

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Faculty of Arts

High School Ethics Bowl brings together Manitoba’s future thinkers

March 1, 2023 — 
On February 24, 2023, 18 high schools from across Manitoba gathered in the Tier Building at the University of Manitoba to compete in the 9th annual Manitoba Regional High School Ethics Bowl competition, hosted by the UM Centre for Professional and Applied Ethics in cooperation with the Manitoba Association for Rights and Liberties (MARL) and the Canadian Commission for UNESCO.

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Faculty of Arts

Determining if non-sentient beings, like the Great Barrier Reef or the Mona Lisa, have rights

February 6, 2023 — 
Dimitar Tomovski is an MA student and 2022 recipient of a Centre for Professional and Applied Ethics graduate fellowship. The fellowship has allowed him to pursue his research on the rights of non-sentient beings with more financial freedom. The fellowships are open to UM faculty, instructors and graduate students from all fields and all faculties.

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Faculty of Arts

Harper’s: Ghosting the Machine

April 25, 2022 — 
Humans, robots, and the new sexual frontier


Op-ed: Online counselling tool raises questions

April 3, 2020 — 
It's a great idea, in principle: the Manitoba government has announced a program to provide online therapy to people during the COVID-19 pandemic. But...

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Op-ed: Social resilience is key to emerging from this pandemic stronger and better

March 26, 2020 — 
'If our governments can create and sustain public morale over an indefinitely long period of time then it’s possible we will emerge from the pandemic as a stronger, fairer and more cohesive society'

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Wpg Free Press: Premier scolded for urging tattle-tales

March 23, 2020 — 
Ethics professor Neil McArthur shares his thoughts


The Dean's Lecture on Smart Transportation

Where do we go now Winnipeg?

January 23, 2020 — 
A public forum on the urban issues: Crime, poverty, and the renewal of the inner city

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The Conversation: For the love of technology! Sex robots and virtual reality

February 8, 2019 — 
'It is fascinating to study how people use technology in their relationships'

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