The Notre Dame-IBM Technology Ethics Lab serves as an applied research and development arm of the University of Notre Dame’s Technology Ethics Center.

Founded in partnership with IBM, the Lab serves as the primary vehicle through which the Center engages private industry, policymakers, and public interest groups to develop policy and inform industry best practices relating to technology ethics.

What We Do

Applying the academic expertise of Notre Dame and IBM faculty and affiliated fellows, the Lab’s mission is to become a global leader in the application and implementation of ethical frameworks to guide the development of new and emerging technologies including artificial intelligence.

The Lab will bring together leading technology ethics experts, policymakers, and government and industry leaders to address vital technology ethics questions and develop practical applications for a wide-range of technology-related topics.


  • Develop and apply ethical frameworks to technology related questions and challenges.
  • Identify and promote best practices for ethical technology development processes.
  • Conduct evidence-based research on technology ethics issues and subjects.
  • Pursue and fund groundbreaking research on pressing technology ethics questions.
  • Sponsor visiting fellows working on timely technology ethics topics.
  • Engage students in the practice of ethical technology development.


Co-founded by the University of Notre Dame and IBM, the Technology Ethics Lab is governed by a steering committee that is co-chaired and equally represents Notre Dame and IBM.

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