Introduction of people involved in this presentation:Jeroen – leader of Ethics subgroupFrancien – researcher, related project: ethical and societal aspects of reconfigurable sensor technologyJob – researcher, related project: emerging technologies (ETICA), refer to Monday’s presentation
This quote illustrates the enormous impact IoT may have on the possibilities for information gathering.For the good and for the bad (dual use). This raises issues of privacy, trust, autonomy etc which need to be anticipated in the rollout and development of the technology.
We should take the opportunity to involve ethical and societal aspects in the design of new technology.
AGENDACAN WE TRUST OUR BUTLER? • ISSUES & CHALLENGES • VALUE SENSITIVE DESIGN • TRUST • CALL FOR PAPERS
CIA CHIEF PETRAEUS“We’ll Spy on You Through Your Dishwasher”Wired, March 15, 2012
AN ETHICS OF IOT?Party StopperorUnique Selling Point?IOT raises ethics challenges and opportunitiesrelated toautonomy, security, equity, equality,justice, access, discrimination,data profiling, confidentiality, ….
ISSUES 1/3Privacy & SecurityBlurring of contexts: private vs. publicInformed Consent vs. Obfuscation of FunctionalityConfidence vs. TrustAgency: social contract between people and objects?Non-neutrality of IoT Metaphores
ISSUES 2/3Responsibility & Precautionary PrincipleResponsible Innovation & Setting new standardsSocial justice & Digital divideSupport solving existing problemsAdaptation to mediated environment
ISSUES 3/3New organizational principles and institutional designNew ontologyFair distribution costs and benefitsPublic acceptance of innovative technologyTechnology lock-in