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Für eine Ethik der digitalen Gesellschaft
Toward an Ethic for the Digital Society
Jillian C. York
Netzpolitischer Kongress...
What is a just social policy for the digital age?
What is a just social policy for the digital age?
What kind of future society do we want?
What is a just social policy for the digital age?
What kind of future society do we want?
What role does technology play i...
What is a just social policy for the digital age?
What kind of future society do we want?
What role does technology play i...
In the digital future, what does it mean to be human?
Credit: Fritz Lang
The human body online
Credit: Rupi Kaur
Algorithms and human biases
Credit: Stephen Savage
Bodily autonomy and surveillance
Credit: Georgetown Law
Consider the future of human labor
Source: electrek.co
Pilot programs often target the most vulnerable
Source: IRIN
The walls are only getting higher
Who does your device think you are?
Where are we now?
We’re entering a new era of technological development
Techno-solutionism is the leading ideology of Sili...
It’s time to ask:
Who is developing these new technologies?
What motivates them?
What biases do they have?
How do these bi...
So...what are our principles, then?
How do we work toward a new
ethical framework?
Governance must be human-centered;
“We cannot outsource our moral responsibilities to
machines” - Zeynep Tufekci
Human rights are fundamental
Inclusion should be paramount
Transparency is a key piece of the puzzle
(and comprehension is important too!)
danke schön!
thank you!
Jillian C. York
@jilliancyork
jillian@eff.org
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Toward an ethical framework for the digital society

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I presented this keynote at the German Green Party's Netzpolitischer Kongress #NK16 on October 28, 2016. In this talk, I discussed a framework for developing a more ethical future society.

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Toward an ethical framework for the digital society

  1. 1. Für eine Ethik der digitalen Gesellschaft Toward an Ethic for the Digital Society Jillian C. York Netzpolitischer Kongress #NK16
  2. 2. What is a just social policy for the digital age?
  3. 3. What is a just social policy for the digital age? What kind of future society do we want?
  4. 4. What is a just social policy for the digital age? What kind of future society do we want? What role does technology play in that society?
  5. 5. What is a just social policy for the digital age? What kind of future society do we want? What role does technology play in that society? How do we get there?
  6. 6. In the digital future, what does it mean to be human? Credit: Fritz Lang
  7. 7. The human body online Credit: Rupi Kaur
  8. 8. Algorithms and human biases Credit: Stephen Savage
  9. 9. Bodily autonomy and surveillance Credit: Georgetown Law
  10. 10. Consider the future of human labor Source: electrek.co
  11. 11. Pilot programs often target the most vulnerable Source: IRIN
  12. 12. The walls are only getting higher
  13. 13. Who does your device think you are?
  14. 14. Where are we now? We’re entering a new era of technological development Techno-solutionism is the leading ideology of Silicon Valley The speed of development has outpaced the speed of governance and regulation It’s time to take a step back
  15. 15. It’s time to ask: Who is developing these new technologies? What motivates them? What biases do they have? How do these biases play into the development of new tech?
  16. 16. So...what are our principles, then? How do we work toward a new ethical framework?
  17. 17. Governance must be human-centered; “We cannot outsource our moral responsibilities to machines” - Zeynep Tufekci
  18. 18. Human rights are fundamental
  19. 19. Inclusion should be paramount
  20. 20. Transparency is a key piece of the puzzle (and comprehension is important too!)
  21. 21. danke schön! thank you! Jillian C. York @jilliancyork jillian@eff.org

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