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Welcome to TechEthos – A TechEthos newsletter

The first TechEthos newsletter is out now. This issue covers ethics by design and features an interview with Lisa Diependaele, Policy Officer at the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Research and Innovation.

Methodology for ethical analysis and scan results of existing ethical codes and guidelines

This report presents a review of three approaches to ethical analysis, ATE, eTA and Future studies and the one TechEthos will use going forward.

Ethics of climate engineering: Don’t forget technology has an ethical aspect too

This opinion paper published in the International Journal of Information Management raises the ethical issues of the world’s response to climate change.

Book review: Thinking AI with a hammer. Kate Crawford’s Atlas of AI (2021)

Anais Resseguier (Trilateral Research) reviews Kate Crawford’s 2021 book Atlas of AI for the journal AI and Ethics, as part of TechEthos’ work on Extended Digital Reality technology family.

TechEthos plans to turn much of its work into ready-to-use tools. Here is a small preview of what you can expect.

  • Societal Readiness Tool

    People often ask themselves: how ready is a particular technology to make its entry into society? Its ethical, legal and social status matter and this tool will allow actors such as researchers and innovators to weigh, compare and evaluate these aspects and make a judgement.
  • Ethical Role-Paying Tool

    With the help of vignettes, players can take on different ethical concerns and issues from different roles. Whether faced with a consensus or a genuine dilemma, the main message is that ethical values need to be considered and weighed even when there is no way to provide an answer that addresses them fully.
  • TechEthos Anticipatory Ethics Model

    Based on reflection on own experiences with ethical analysis in the project, this model will help researchers, analysts and policy makers who wish to assess the ethical issues of emerging technologies.
  • Digital exhibitions

    These interactive exhibitions allow you to explore the technologies selected in the project, the scenarios, and the attitudes, values and concerns they triggered amongst different publics. Ultimately, they allow you to join a dialogue and leave your mark.
  • Policy briefs

    A series of policy briefs will distill our outputs and encourage policy makers to lead the way in ethically-informed decision making on the governance of technologies.
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    TechEthos has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under Grant Agreement no. 101006249. This website and its contents reflect only their authors' view. The Research Executive Agency and the European Commission are not responsible for any use that may be made of the information contained herein.