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Ethical code

Ethical codes indicate responsibilities to which individuals or organisations hold themselves to account. Compliance with the codes is usually motivated by social pressure and rewards; formal sanctions are rarer. In the field of emerging technologies, a key concern is to promote desirable developments and/or minimise undesirable developments.


Cannizzaro, S., Brooks, L., Richardson, K., Umbrello, S., Bernstein, M., Adomaitis, L., (2021). Methodology for ethical analysis, scan results of existing ethical codes and guidelines. TechEthos Project Deliverable. Available here.

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