Summit strikes chord on downside tech
Last week’s Power & Responsibility Summit covered tax, the gig economy, regulation, fake news, mental health, future work and – perhaps above all – trust in tech. DigitalAgenda director Julian Blake says the summit worked because it struck a chord with public and professional concern. (more…)
Push to keep society ‘in the loop’
Reaponsible tech think tank Doteveryone has launched a new drive to ensure civil society and social sciences are brought in and kept ‘in the loop’ on how digital technology is developed and directed. Julian Blake reports. (more…)
Time to face (unintended) consequences
Our lives and outlook, and those of our children, are fast being shaped by digital. These changes are unplanned, largely unregulated and already happening. This, warns Adam Thilthorpe, leaves us reliant on the ethical fortitude of developers. He says we urgently need a clear ethical framework for digital innovation.
Screw tech ethics
Much is said about the harm digital technology does to humanity, with calls for a more ‘ethical’ approach. This approach, argues Matt Haworth, carries a risk of unintended consequence in itself, restricting the ability of innovation to make the world a better place.