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From Self-Driving Cars to Self-Driving Business Ethics

Lecture Paul D. Merrill Business Ethics Lecture

David Brancaccio

David Brancaccio, host of American Public Media’s Marketplace Morning Report

Join us for an exploration of the implications for human decisions when ethical rules are woven into artificial intelligence and other new technology. David Brancaccio, host and senior editor of the public radio program Marketplace Morning Report, will talk about the current ethics environment and how building ethical decision-making into advanced machines could spark new approaches to ethics in business and beyond.



David Brancaccio is the host of American Public Media’s Marketplace Morning Report. Marketplace has the largest audience of any business program in America.  David’s reporting focuses on the future of the economy, financial and labor markets, technology, the environment and social enterprises.

David served as London bureau chief for Marketplace and reported from London to the radio service of the Christian Science Monitor. He hosted Marketplace’s evening program from 1993 to 2003. He anchored the statewide public television news program California Connected from 2001-2003. He later co-anchored the PBS television news magazine program NOW with journalist Bill Moyers, before taking over as the program's solo anchor in 2005. His feature-length documentary film, Fixing the Future, appeared in theaters nationwide in 2012. Among his awards for broadcast journalism are the Peabody, the DuPont-Columbia, the Cronkite, and the Emmy. He also hosts the Esquire Classic podcast with Esquire magazine. His book, Squandering Aimlessly: My Adventures in the American Marketplace, was published by Simon & Schuster in 2001.

David has a bachelor's degree from Wesleyan University and a master's degree in journalism from Stanford University.  He grew up in central Maine and attended schools in Italy, Madagascar, and Ghana. 

4:00 PM
Ludcke Auditorium

Both Campuses

Free and open to the public