Schlagwort-Archiv: ethics

Technology trends put People First—Accenture Technology Vision 2016

Article in „Accenture Techvisions“ by Paul Daugherty: As the pace of technology change accelerates at an unprecedented rate, the winning strategy of leading enterprises will be a People First approach. That’s the key finding of our Accenture Technology Vision 2016 and the underlying theme of the five new IT trends that are critical to success in the digital age. Technology innovations are bringing amazing opportunities to enable people—workers, customers and business partners—with new capabilities they’ve never had before. But these will remain opportunities only—not business results—if leaders do not take more balanced approach that puts people front and center. … read more


What philosophy can tell Davos about educating for a better future

Article in „TheConversation“ by Angela Hobbs: We believe in the free flow of information. We use a Creative Commons Attribution NoDerivatives licence, so you can republish our articles for free, online or in print. How do you create a generation that can think its way out of problems and face the challenges of a rapidly changing world? The Davos meeting this year is all about how we can cope with the immense challenges posed by the so-called “Fourth Industrial Revolution” – an era of rapid and complex technological change, where our role in the world is resting on shifting sands. …read more ….


UN special rapporteur: Officials shouldn’t exploit Paris tragedy to erode digital rights

Article in „DW Akademie“: In the aftermath of the terrorist attacks in Paris, the UN special rapporteur on freedom of expression, David Kaye, says officials “do not need to capitalize on the tragedy” by undermining people’s rights to privacy. … read more...


When a robot car makes a mistake, a human always gets the ticket

Article in „TheGuardian“ by Mark Harris: When a California cop pulled over a Google self-driving car for holding up traffic this week, he knew he couldn’t send its robot driver to jail. But exactly where the responsibility lies for traffic problems caused by autonomous vehicles is not always so clear. Self-driving cars are the future, but there’s a tech traffic jam in their path. … read more

Europe, Still Angry at U.S. Spying, Prepares to Increase Its Own

Article in „theintercept“ by Jenna McLaughlin: Just as the United States is taking a first step toward placating European privacy concerns about U.S. surveillance, several European countries are passing laws dramatically expanding their own spy programs. The House last month passed the Judicial Redress Act, intended to extend some privacy protections to foreign citizens. Meanwhile, the French Senate just passed one of the broadest international surveillance bills in the world and several other European countries are moving in a similar direction. … read more

Facebook vs. Europe – privacy, ethics, and tech innovation

Article in „“ by Mike Weston: The last few weeks have been punctuated by two major developments in the world of European tech and data privacy. First, the EU announced draft data protection legislation (more on that later), and second, Facebook’s Moments app was unceremoniously banished from European soil until an opt-in feature is incorporated into its facial recognition technology. These events are likely to have tech innovators on both sides of the Atlantic scratching their heads – just what are the rules of the game in relation to data protection and tech innovation in Europe? … read more ….

5 traits of an ethical hacker

Article in „Geektime“ by Dale Meredith: Nowhere does the “it won’t happen to me” mentality have greater repercussions than with Internet security. According to a report from the Center for Strategic and International Studies, hackers cost businesses $445 billion every year from cyber theft. From the Ashley Madison leak, whose hackers released login information on 32 million users of their infidelity network, to Target, Home Depot, and even Sony a year after the fact, no company is immune to a cyber attack. … read more ….

We can’t allow the tech giants to rule smart cities

Article in „TheGuardian“ by Paul Mason: There’s the tank factory in Beijing that they have turned into an arts complex. There are the coffee joints around Tahrir Square, Cairo, where hijab-wearing women hunch over their laptops. There’s the pubs in Pittsburgh, heaving on the days the Steelers play, carved out of the factories and workshops that once made the city great. … read more...

EPDS release opinion on digital ethics

Article in „lexology“: The European Data Protection Supervisor (EPDS) has released an opinion on digital ethics entitled – „Towards a new digital ethics – Data, dignity and technology“. The opinion is concerned with the number of trending technologies which carry the risk of inappropriately utilising personal data and therefore raise „the most important ethical and practical questions for the application of data protection principles… read more

Is the Internet of Things Causing the Total Breakdown of Society?

Article in „“ by Rob van Kranenburg: Is the Internet and Internet of Things causing the total breakdown of society? I want to argue yes. I am not a pessimist though and even very optimistic, as you will find, but for now just clear your mind and hear me out. I basically have three main arguments. They all concern data. … read more ….


Stephen Hawking: Philosophy is dead and artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race

Article in “University of Oxford” practical ethics by Darlei Dall’Agnol: I wonder whether there is a close connection between the two. In fact, I believe that the second will be true only if the first is. But philosophy is not dead and it may undoubtedly help us to prevent the catastrophic consequences of misusing science and technology. Thus, I will argue that it is through the enhancement of our wisdom that we can hope to avoid artificial intelligence (AI) causing the end of mankind.  … read more

Apple CEO Tim Cook: ‚Privacy Is A Fundamental Human Right‘

Article in „All Tech considered“: Apple has long touted the power and design of its devices, but recently the world’s most valuable company has been emphasizing another feature: privacy. That’s no small matter when many users store important private data on those devices: account numbers, personal messages, photos. Apple CEO Tim Cook talks to NPR’s Robert Siegel about how the company protects its customers‘ data, and how it uses — or doesn’t use — that information. …read more

Forecast for 2030: connected with a chance of smart

Article in “memeburn” by Vanessa Clark: Facebook, YouTube, the iPhone, Twitter, Uber and Instagram. These are all things that didn’t exist at the turn of the millennium. Which was only 15 years ago. Now fast forward a decade and a half from 2015. Given that the rate of change is speeding up, what will the world look like then? What should businesses be thinking about today, to set themselves up for success in 2030? …read more


How digital learning is changing education

Atricle in „World Economic Forum“ by Andrew Ho and Isaac Chuang: Through networks such as edX, the education platform co-founded by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), MOOCs (massive open online courses) are now mainstream, and a lot of learning has gone digital. Whether directly (purely online) or in a hybrid fashion (a residential course that uses a learning-management system to do basic administrative work or more sophisticated tasks such as assessments or discussion boards), faculty and learners are working in a new kind of classroom. … read more

APEC adopts code of ethics for health firms

Article in „PhilStar“ by Kathleen A. Martin: Health industry groups in Southeast Asia have each adopted a code of ethics to reduce negligent practices that can harm patients’ safety and to boost the growth of small and medium enterprises in the sector. In a statement, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Small and Medium Enterprise Working Group said 32 biopharmaceutical and medical device associations within the 10 member economies have reported progress in espousing their first code of ethics. … read more