The Digital Ethics Lab aims to open discussion around subjects related to ethics and technology, and build an international “support circle” for students looking for ethics by design in their digital projects. A series of conferences will be organized each semester, bringing to the table experts from the industry and research institutions. The seminars main focus is analysis of the dynamics between research, business, privacy and ethics.
The discussion subjects for the academic year 2020-2021 are:
Illustration by Soledad Li, M1 Master student Digital Sciences track
Topics of discussion:
Public policy of AI and Ethics: how to make a good balance between economic competition and human interests ?
Open Scienc and publishing: open data transforming the modalities of open research.
Emotions, UX design for patients, and not only for doctors and nurse, power of lobbies and laboratories, question of the patient benefit.
refers to the codes, norms, and procedures that govern everyday life and interaction, civility, and exchange in institutions, societies, and cultures (Dewey, 2008).
is defined as a normative principles for action and interaction in digital environments (Luke, 2018). It focuses on the relationship between the creation, organisation, dissemination, and use of information, and the ethical standards and moral codes governing human conduct in society.
In 1992 the sociologist Ulrich Beck in his book "The Risk Society: Towards a new modernity" introdused the concept of risk society which addresses the growing nature of uncontrollable risks and the increase of uncertainty in the way individuals construct understanding of social processes and questions pertaining to it (Beck et al., 1992). The questions which digital ethics studies seek to estimate what impacts technologies and digitalization will have on our social reality and to bring to the public the risks they could induce.
Beck, Ulrich, Scott Lash, and Brian Wynne. Risk society: Towards a new modernity. Vol. 17. sage, 1992.
Dewey, John. The Later Works of John Dewey, Volume 7, 1925-1953: 1932, Ethics. Vol. 7. SIU Press, 2008.
Luke, Allan. "Digital ethics now." Language and Literacy 20.3 (2018): 185-198.
Sophie Pène , Founder of Digital Ethics Lab, Director of Master AIRE
Liliana Baquero, Cofounder of Digital Ethics Lab, Scientific coordinator Digital Sciences track
Amodsen Chotia, Deputy director FDVA department, Director master Digital Sciences
Yuliia Nikolaenko, Research intern Digital Ethics Lab