Lectures  |  ,   |  July 5, 2019

Why Should We Care about Technology Ethics?

Image links to a webpage with the video. Runtime 47 minutes.

Presentation by Catherine Flick given at the 2019 QCon conference. Runtime 47 minutes. Looks at the recently updated Association of Computing Machinery’s Code of Ethics and Professional Practice. She reflects on the ethical issues, the ways to think about our job through a lens of ethics and responsibility, and tells us what developers can do to deal with ethical issues.

Catherine Flick is a reader in computing and social responsibility at the Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility at De Montfort University. She is work package leader for the European funded projects COMPASS and Living Innovation, which look at integrating ethics and responsible innovation into SME and large company business practices, and has a long history of working on European projects in this area.

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