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Digital Transformation and Ethics

Ethical Considerations on the Robotization and Automation of Society and the Economy and the Use of Artificial Intelligence
Nomos,  2021, 537 Pages

ISBN 978-3-8487-4287-5

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englischThis book discusses digitalization, robotization, and automation of society and of the economy and the use of artificial intelligence from an ethical perspective. After an introduction on the correlation between morality and technology and an assessment of the moral capability of technologies, the book introduces ethical principles serving the evaluation of the digital transformation and the use of artificial intelligence. Subsequently, the digital transformation and its chances and challenges are analyzed from an ethical standpoint. Finally, ethical approaches addressing the challenges are developed.

One of the research-focuses of Peter G Kirchschlaeger (Full Professor of Theological Ethics and Director of the Institute of Social Ethics ISE at the Department of Theology of the University of Lucerne; prior Visiting Fellow at Yale University) lies on ethics of digitalization, robotization, automatization, and artificial intelligence.

»Alles in allem überzeugt sein Werk durch das klare Konzept und den Praxisbezug, der es nicht nur für Philosoph:innen, sondern auch für Fachleute aus den technischen und wirtschaftswissenschaftlichen Disziplinen interessant macht.«
Claudia Paganini, ComSoc 1/2022, 126

“In our day, humanity has entered a new era in which our technical prowess, especially digital technological prowess, has brought us to a crossroads (cf. LS, 102), influencing greatly our common good. It is urgent, therefore, to explore the ethical dilemmas around such technological development, and how some basic ethical consensus can help us use, especially again, digital technology for the common good. In this regard, this book ‘Digital Transformation and Ethics’ makes an invaluable contribution.”
Cardinal Peter Kodwo Appiah [...]
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