Does my company ship responsibly?
Let’s face it, we work in a largely unregulated space. For my own company, most people don’t even see self-driving cars as a current technology. For companies like Google, an entire Senate hearing is spent practically instructing old politicians on how to turn on their computers and explaining to them what algorithms are. Facebook created election and news products that were easily misused, and capital hill still doesn’t know much about what they’re doing.
Here’s my question, especially for my fellow engineers: Do you feel your company leadership really considers ethics, potential misuse, or even responsibility (beyond strictly a legal sense) when what you are trying to ship goes through a review process?