Kirsten Martin

Mendoza College of Business

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William P. and Hazel B. White Center Professor of Technology Ethics

  • Technology and Ethics
  • Privacy
  • Business Ethics
  • AI Accountability

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Last year, advertisers boycotted Facebook over hate speech. Today, they’re silent

“It’s perhaps not something that people can galvanize around very easily and could be why they don’t see it as something that they need to take a stand on now,” said Kirsten Martin, a professor of technology ethics at the University of Notre Dame.

Facebook to shut down face-recognition system, delete data

The decision “is a good example of trying to make product decisions that are good for the user and the company,” said Kristen Martin, a professor of technology ethics at the University of Notre Dame. 

Facebook ditches facial recognition feature, to delete data

Kirsten Martin, a professor of technology ethics at Notre Dame, told CNN the move was "a good example of regulatory pressure."

Facebook is shutting down its controversial facial recognition system over 'societal concerns'

Kirsten Martin, a professor of technology ethics at the University of Notre Dame, said the trove of biometric data represents a vulnerability for Meta that will now be muted. 

Facebook is shutting down its facial recognition software

Kirsten Martin, a professor of technology ethics at the University of Notre Dame, called the decision "a good example of regulatory pressure", as the company's facial-recognition system had long been targeted by regulators. 

Facebook Announces New Name: Meta

“Facebook executives have not proven to be trustworthy with their products in the real world, so it's not clear why we should trust them in a virtual world," Kirsten Martin, professor of technology ethics at the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business, said in a statement.

Facebook becomes Meta in rebranding seen as ‘an attempt at distraction’

“It’s dystopian, the worst of all names. If we don’t trust them in the real world, why would we in the virtual world?” Kirsten Martin, professor of technology ethics at the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business, told MarketWatch.

Facebook changes name to Meta: Mark Zuckerberg announces company rebrand as it moves to the metaverse

Kirsten Martin, director of the University of Notre Dame's Tech Ethics Center, questioned whether Facebook should be trusted with the metaverse.

Notre Dame professor addresses Facebook's failures

Professor Kristen Martin, who teaches technology and ethics at Notre Dame, discusses different ways Facebook can prevent the spread of misinformation and create a safer online environment for their users.

AI in Admissions Can Reduce or Reinforce Biases

“When you’re using AI, you’re usually asking the data to find out what you have said is important based on the data that is in your possession,” said Dr. Kirsten Martin, a professor of technology and ethics at the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza School of Business. 

Emerging technologies pose ethical quandaries. Where does IT leadership fit in?

Aligning business values with vendor relationships is a "long-standing issue that companies have to grapple with when they decide who they're going to do business with," according to Kirsten Martin, professor of technology ethics at the University of Notre Dame's William P. and Hazel B. White Center. 

Meet the company that’s tracking your location to study Covid-19

Public health and national security issues are some of the most valuable applications of aggregated location data, says Kirsten Martin, a professor of technology ethics at the University of Notre Dame.