I’ve been thinking and writing recently about digital ethics, considering whether we are putting technology infrastructure ahead of people and society. Its a challenging conversation that academia has engaged with, but that has previously been missing from Digital Transformation and IT professional practice.
Technology itself currently has little ethics or empathy – people become numbers, algorithms become the rules, and reality becomes what the data says (and what big data platforms fail to monitor or identify as fake). And yet we find ourselves at a point in a time where there are ethical issues of being a human in a digital age.
A couple of articles of mine, one on Digital Ethics and one I co-authored with Dr Nava Tintarev on Data Ethics have been hosted by Digit – a collaborative forum for news, views, opinions and insight; focusing on the digital economy and exploring the impact of technology on business and society.