Teaching Computer Ethics: Steps Towards Slow Tech, a Good, Clean, and Fair ICT

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Teaching Computer Ethics: Steps in the direction of Behind Tech, a Lawful, Trim, and Beautiful ICT

2020 (English)Doctoral thesis, total summary (Other tutorial)

Abstract [en]

Data and Conversation Applied sciences (ICT) are critically impacting society and the surroundings. They are if truth be told an integral phase of the challenges posed by the recent Anthropocene expertise. To aid in facing these unswerving challenges, your total ICT provide chain (from construct to converse, manufacturing, usage, deployment, and disposal) ought to resolve into memoir the three dimensions of social desirability, environmental sustainability, and ethical acceptability. On this thesis these concepts are proposed as a joint requirement for a brand recent solution to ICT and with a more staunch focal level: a pleasing, easy, and pleasing ICT. A pleasing ICT is designed with a human-centred approach, a easy ICT is environmentally sustainable and minimizes the affect on the earth, and a pleasing ICT takes into memoir the working stipulations of people along your total provide-chain. These characteristics represent a triple condition that on this thesis is called Behind Tech (impressed by the Behind Food inch that uses pleasing, easy, and pleasing with regards to food).

Among the many many stakeholders of the ICT world, this thesis concentrates on the engineers, the designers of the complex methods (hardware, application, networks) which would be shaping our society: briefly, computer professionals. They customarily work internal organizations and firms, but their skills, competencies, and good code of ethics are the sources of classic construct choices. In specific, this thesis identifies ethics as one of the most recent competencies wished by the next expertise of computer professionals and, strongly associated to it, complementing their university education with a arena that, for simplicity, will be referred as “Computer Ethics“. Two classic questions are: how can this requirement for an ethical competence be fulfilled? How can universities put collectively the next expertise of computer professionals so that they are “ethically grounded“? This grounding in educating and training is the important explanation for the general title of this thesis: “Teaching Computer Ethics“. The important level of this thesis is that the reflections stimulated by the evaluation of the ICT stakeholders’ network and using the three Behind Tech questions are two vital instruments for bettering the ethical skills and competencies of computer professionals. The methodology and my empirical expertise of coaching Computer Ethics at the Politecnico of Torino described on this thesis offers appealing leads to this route.

Attach of living, publisher, yr, edition, pages

Uppsala: Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis, 2020. , p. 78

Sequence

Digital Complete Summaries of Uppsala Dissertations from the School of Science and Technology, ISSN 1651-6214 ; 1903

Keywords [en]

Teaching, Computer Ethics, Behind Tech

National Class

Computer and Data Sciences

Learn arena

Computer Science with specialization in Human-Computer Interaction

Identifiers

URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-403686ISBN: 978-91-513-0872-2 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-403686DiVA, id: diva2: 1390650

Public defence

2020-09-04, itc2446, Lägerhyddsvägen 2, Uppsala, 13: 15 (English)

Opponent
Supervisors
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Public defence thru Zoom: https://uu-se.zoom.us/j/67671913201      Meeting passcode: 168840

2020-03-032020-02-022020-09-08

Checklist of papers

1. Computer ethics 2013: From protection vacuum to boring-tech

Start this publication in recent window or tab >>2014 (English)In: Mondo Digitale, ISSN 1720-898X, Vol. XIII, no 50, p. 1-4Article in journal (Refereed) Published

Abstract [en]

We recommend to e-book the digital revolution in the direction of a brand recent create of ICT, by designing and setting up technologies which would be pleasing, easy, and pleasing. An ICT that is human-centred, and that takes into memoir both the limits of the planet and these of human beings.

Keywords

Computer professionals, social responsibility, computer ethics, code of ethics

National Class

Human Computer Interaction Ethics Philosophy

Learn arena

Human-Computer Interaction

Identifiers

urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-233447 (URN)2-s2.0-84900827396 (Scopus ID)

Tasks

ETHCOMPCEST

2014-10-052014-10-052020-02-02Bibliographically current

2. Behind Tech: a quest for pleasing, easy and pleasing ICT

Start this publication in recent window or tab >>2014 (English)In: Journal of Data, Conversation and Ethics in Society, ISSN 1477-996X, E-ISSN 1758-8871, Vol. 12, no 2, p. 78-92Article in journal (Refereed) Published

Abstract [en]

Cause

The explanation of this paper is to introduce the time-frame Behind Tech as a technique of describing records and conversation expertise (ICT) that is enjoyable, easy and pleasing. These are technologies which would be human centred, environmentally sustainable and socially tidy.

Produce/methodology/approach

The paper’s approach is per a qualitative discourse that justifies the introduction of Behind Tech as a brand recent construct paradigm.

Findings

The boundaries of the human body, and the must resolve into memoir human wellbeing, the limits of the planet and stakeholders’ pursuits in resolution making, all counsel the necessity for a brand recent paradigm, Behind Tech, within the construct of ICT and ICT methods. Three scenarios are described as case study.

Useful implications

In list to put collectively the next expertise of researchers and computer professionals, many alternative actions must be taken. Universities and schools must redesign education programmes for computer scientists and engineers by introducing topics associated to the social and ethical implications of computing (at this time, very top few countries, just like the UK, own already completed this), and computer professionals’ associations must introduce a code of ethics or ethical evaluation into their contributors’ profession converse. As a end result, future computer professionals who are accustomed to the Behind Tech approach will be ready to collaborate far more simply across the create of putrid disciplinary teams good to construct human centred, sustainable and tidy technologies.

Social implications

Rather then merely specializing within the role of computer professionals, all contributors of society are known as to play a brand recent role within the construct of future ICT scenarios. Beginning a societal dialogue that involves computer professionals, users, researchers, designers, ICT industrialists, and protection makers is terribly a lot wished.

Originality/price

The designate of this paper is in its call for reflection adopted by action. In step with an holistic solution to the construct of recent ICT methods, the paper advocates a brand recent starting level for methods construct: it ought to be per a lengthy-time-frame look of the desirability and social importance of technologies, their environmental affect and sustainability, and the equity and equity of the stipulations of workers desirous in regards to the computing manufacturing processes.

Keywords

Cleant ICT, Environmentally sustainable, Ethically acceptable, Beautiful ICT, Lawful ICT, Behind Tech

National Class

Human Computer Interaction Media and Conversation Technology Ethics

Learn arena

Human-Computer Interaction

Identifiers

urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-232558 (URN)10.1108/JICES-11-2013-0051 (DOI)2-s2.0-84898947569 (Scopus ID)

Tasks

ETHCOMPCEST

2014-09-212014-09-212020-02-02Bibliographically current

3. Behind Tech: a roadmap for a nice, easy and pleasing ICT

Start this publication in recent window or tab >>2015 (English)In: Journal of Data, Conversation and Ethics in Society, ISSN 1477-996X, E-ISSN 1758-8871, Vol. 13, no 3/4, p. 268-282Article in journal (Refereed) Published

Abstract [en]

Cause – The explanation of this paper is to peek how Behind Tech would possibly possibly give a expend to the occasion of the 20-yr series of ETHICOMP conferences, with its ethical and societal focal level, building on earlier descriptions of Behind Tech. The paper takes Behind Tech’s solutions a step additional to explore how a roadmap and concrete guidelines of actions would possibly even be developed.

Produce/methodology/approach – The paper is a belief management or conceptual piece. Its approach is per a normative, qualitative discourse. It, nonetheless, signifies a shift in the direction of concrete actions.

Findings – Extracting from a short historical overview, the paper lays out the form of building a Behind Tech roadmap and a Behind Tech guidelines of actions. It additionally investigates barely among the challenges that would possibly possibly possibly face Behind Tech within the lengthy flee.

Learn obstacles/implications – The paper has implications for stakeholder fields as far-ranging as firms, computing good associations, universities and study institutions and stay-users.

Originality/price – As with various investigations of Behind Tech, the price of this paper is in its call for reflection adopted by action. It offers a succesful complement and counterbalance to an earlier paper by the identical authors: “Behind Tech: a quest for pleasing, easy and pleasing ICT” printed in Journal of Data, Conversation and Ethics in Society (Vol. 12, issue 2, pp. 78-92).

Keywords

Beautiful ICT, Lawful ICT, Behind Tech, Trim ICT, ETHICOMP, Proactive computer ethics

National Class

Human Computer Interaction Environmental Sciences Ethics

Learn arena

Human-Computer Interaction

Identifiers

urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-401598 (URN)10.1108/JICES-05-2015-0014 (DOI)

Tasks

ETHCOMPCEST

2020-01-082020-01-082020-02-02Bibliographically current

4. On the Sophisticated Process of Teaching Computer Ethics to Engineers

Start this publication in recent window or tab >>2017 (English)In: ORBIT Journal, ISSN 2515-8562, Vol. 1, #1Article in journal (Refereed) Published

Abstract [en]

This paper addresses the challenges of coaching computer ethics to engineers. The computer professionals are identified because the starting level of the stakeholders network of ICT and as a final end result it is far underlined the importance of computer ethics programs for engineers. To this reason, a straightforward four-steps methodology is proposed for educating computer ethics. The importance of making use of the paradigm of complex methods is then described and the three dimensions of Behind Tech (pleasing, easy, and pleasing ICT) are proposed as a compass for designing complex socio-technical methods. In the end some preliminary outcomes coming from the feedback of about some barely a number of faculty students in several years are illustrated.

Keywords

stakeholders network, proactive computer ethics, complex socio- technical methods, Behind Tech

National Class

Human Computer Interaction Ethics Academic Sciences

Learn arena

Human-Computer Interaction

Identifiers

urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-331986 (URN)10.29297/orbit.v1i1.20 (DOI)

Tasks

ETHCOMP

2017-10-202017-10-202020-02-02Bibliographically current

5. On the Complex Relationship Between ICT Programs and the Planet

Start this publication in recent window or tab >>2018 (English)In: This Adjustments The total lot –ICT and Local weather Alternate: What Can We Build? / [ed] David Kreps, Charles Ess, Louise Leenen, Kai Kimppa, Springer, 2018, p. 181-187Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)

Abstract [en]

This paper addresses the challenges of designing sustainable Data and Conversation Technology (ICT) methods. The complexity of ICT methods, the amount of stakeholders keen (expertise services, policymakers, users, and heaps others.), and the extension and global scale of ICT provide chain are the important challenges at the core of the complex relationship between ICT methods and the planet Earth. ICT offer a possibility for an alternative between matter-energy and records: the greater use of records offers the greatopportunity for lowering the environmental affect of human actions by lowering the matter and energy consumption. But, on the plenty of facet, like anyhuman task, the construct, manufacturing, use, and disposal of complex ICT methods,has as a final end result a converse in entropy. This spirited plight is one of the most most animated challenges in entrance of designers, ICT firms, users, and protection makers. This paper concentrates on the designers, the engineers’ dilemmas: what are the ethical competences, the abilities, the suggestions for addressing these complex ethical dilemmas? Among the many many ethical approaches, the“advantage/future ethics” is proposed as a core ethical competence for the designers and engineers of the lengthy flee.

Attach of living, publisher, yr, edition, pages

Springer, 2018

Sequence

IFIP AICT, ISSN 1868-4238, E-ISSN 868-422X ; 537

Keywords

Data and Conversation Technology (ICT), Entropy, Future ethics, Fairphone, Behind tech

National Class

Human Computer Interaction Environmental Sciences Ethics

Learn arena

Human-Computer Interaction

Identifiers

urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-360589 (URN)10.1007/978-3-319-99605-9_13 (DOI)978-3-319-99604-2 (ISBN)

Conference

13th IFIP TC 9 World Conference on Human Preference and Computers, HCC13 2018. Held at the 24th IFIP World Computer Congress, WCC 2018 Poznan, Poland, September 19–21, 2018

Tasks

ETHCOMPCEST

2018-09-142018-09-142020-02-02

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