Ethics of Emerging Information and Communication Technologies - On the implementation of responsible research and innovation
Research and innovation in emerging technologies can have great benefits but also raise ethical and social concerns. The current discourse on Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) is a novel attempt to come to conceptual and practical ways of dealing with such concerns. In order to effectively understand and address possible ethical and social issues, stakeholders need to have an understanding of what such issues might be. This paper explores ethical issues related to the field of emerging information and communication technologies (ICTs). Based on a foresight study of ICT that led to the identification of eleven emerging technologies, we outline the field of ethical and social issues of these technologies. This overview of possible problems can serve as an important sensitising device to these issues. We describe how such awareness can contribute to the successful deployment of responsible practice in research and innovation.
Open Access article
Citation : Stahl, B.C., Timmermans, J. and Flick, C (2016) Ethics of Emerging Information and Communication Technologies - On the implementation of responsible research and innovation. Science and Public Poilcy, 44 (3), pp. 369-381
ISSN : 1471-5430
Research Group : Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility
Research Institute : Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility (CCSR)
Peer Reviewed : Yes