New, Technologies whose development and application are not completely realised or finished, and whose potential lies in the future. [...] are only now beginning to take shape and could be available anywhere within a five-to-ten-year horizon. They are expected to generate new opportunities and offer a wealth of socio-economic benefits.
However, due to their transformative potential, these technologies are also likely to pose a number of ethical challenges and societal consequences. We have a chance, now in the early stages of their development, to ensure that ethics is prioritised.
In TechEthos, we are scanning the horizon for those technologies which are likely to have a large socio-economic impact on society while raising complex ethical issues.
Three or four families of technologies will be selected based on clear indicators and with the contribution of experts from different fields. We will dive deeper into the ethical and social challenges they are likely to pose and produce a range of outputs supporting the effective governance of new and emerging technologies at national, EU and the international level.