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Human Rights and ICT Moral Duties


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Keynote speech given in Vienna, at #ICT2018, on December 6th, 2018.

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Human Rights and ICT Moral Duties

  1. 1. Human Rights and ICT Moral Duties Alessandro Bogliolo University of Urbino Europe’s Future is Digital: Investing in People and Skills #ICT2018
  2. 2. All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. Everyone has the right to education. Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 1 Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 26 Everyone has the right freely to participate in the cultural life of the community, to enjoy the arts and to share in scientific advancement and its benefits. Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 27
  3. 3. All human beings
  4. 4. The Digital Age Began in Prehistory With the human capacity for symbolic representation Culture Storytelling History Digital means represented as a sequence of symbols taken from a finite set (sounds, letters, digits, bits) Computation Communication
  5. 5. The Turing Machine
  6. 6. Writing Is a Digital Technology Any age has its own digital technology Spoken language Writing Typography Telegraph ICT
  7. 7. Charles and Ada Hardware Software
  8. 8. Coding Provides the Fastest Path to Innovation We can make ideas come true by writing new lines of code for the tens of billions of existing programmable objects
  9. 9. Computer Programming Is a Matter of Delegation Computers and robots are ideal performers Delegating the execution of a task to an ideal performer entails the deep understanding of its algorithmic nature
  10. 10. Algorithms Are Forever Algorithms are among the highest achievements of human intelligence A problem with a known algorithmic solution is no longer a problem
  11. 11. ICT is a Matter of Human Rights We have a moral duty to promote research, development and exploitation Literacy Specialization Digital inclusion Education
  12. 12. Human Qualities Behind ICT Symbolic representation Computational thinking Creativity Human Qualities Above ICT Intelligence Empathy Free will
  13. 13. .All human beings . .