For our kickoff event of the Design Ethics Series, we will be looking at Cennydd Bowles book “Future Ethics”. If you are in the business of designing and delivering technology and care about your role in navigating the industry towards a better future, this book is a must-read.
Future Ethics explores three lenses of modern ethics (deontology, utilitarianism, and virtue ethics) to focus on some of the tech industry’s biggest challenges - unintended consequences, algorithmic bias, privacy and security, persuasive tech, malicious use, and more. These lenses help provide an ethical framework to navigate our design decisions, to ask the right questions and create the necessary discussions around the responses, and ultimately embed ethical thoughtfulness into our everyday work and business culture.
Through a series of hands-on activities and group discussion, we'll explore some of the examples, vexing questions and practical tools from the book. We’ll then link up with Cennydd via videoconference, where he’ll join us for further discussion and Q&A.
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Do I have to read the book?
Everyone is welcome, even if you haven’t read the book. However, it would be helpful to watch at least one of Cennydd’s talks (see a few links below) and if you can, we strongly urge you to grab a copy (check the discount offer below). This way you can participate more actively in the session and get more out of the evening.
PURCHASE OFFER - The digital bundle of Kindle, ePub, and PDF can be purchased for $15AUD. If you’d like to take up this offer, leave a comment below and we’ll be in touch to send you the download link.
Webinale Livestream - Future Ethics, Keynote (34 mins) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzZFy3laf-E
Stanford Seminar - Future Ethics (50 mins) -
Microsoft presentation – Future Ethics (70mins)
You can read more about the book and author here -
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More about the series. Want to get involved?
The Design Ethics series aims to encourage productive discussion and skill building around the many topics, questions and practical implementation of ethics in technology, product and service design.
If you’re interested in presenting/facilitating a session in the series, please do get in touch. You can read more about it here - http://bit.ly/2OcZZaV