Why we need a New Digital Ethics? The case of cyber conflicts

IADS / HRC seminar with Mariarosaria Taddeo (Oxford)

  • Tue 24 Oct 17

    13:00 - 14:30

  • Colchester Campus


  • Event speaker

    Mariarosaria Taddeo

  • Event type

    Lectures, talks and seminars
    IADS Seminar Series, HRC Speaker Series

  • Event organiser

    Institute for Analytics and Data Science (IADS)

  • Contact details

    Daniel Karapetyan

Dr Mariarosaria Taddeo, Research Fellow, Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford and Deputy Director of the Digital Ethics Lab


In this talk Dr Mariarosaria Taddeo will focus on Digital Ethics as a new branch of ethics that studies and evaluates moral problems related to data (including generation, recording, curation, processing, dissemination, sharing, and use), algorithms (including AI, artificial agents, machine learning, and robots), and corresponding practices (including responsible innovation, programming, hacking, and professional codes), in order to formulate and support morally good solutions (e.g. right conducts or right values). She will argue that Digital Ethics meets the need for ethical analyses posed by the development of Data Science and its ubiquitous deployment in our societies by providing the solutions that can maximise the value of Data Science for our societies, for all of us, and for our environments. Cyber conflicts will provide a case study to support this argument.

Dr Mariarosaria Taddeo is Research Fellow at the at the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, where she is the Deputy Director of the Digital Ethics Lab, and is Faculty Fellow at the Alan Turing Institute.

Her recent work focuses mainly on the ethical analysis of cyber security practices, cyber conflicts, and ethics of data science. Her area of expertise is Philosophy and Ethics of Information, although she has worked on issues concerning Epistemology, Logic, and Philosophy of AI.

Dr Taddeo has been awarded The Simon Award for Outstanding Research in Computing and Philosophy in recognition of the scholarly significance of her two articles: An Information-Based Solution for the Puzzle of Testimony and Trust (Social Epistemology, Springer) and Modelling Trust in Artificial Agents, a First Step toward the Analysis of e- Trust (Minds & Machines, Springer). She received the World Technology Award for Ethics acknowledging the originality and her research on the ethics of cyber conflicts, and the social impact of the work that she developed in this area.

Since 2016, Taddeo serves as editor-in-chief of Minds & Machines (Springer), in the executive editorial board of Philosophy & Technology (Springer). She is also Fellow of the Council on the Future of Cybersecurity of the World Economic Forum.

Chair: Professor Lorna McGregor, Director, Human Rights Centre, University of Essex.

Tea/coffee will be provided.

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This is an IADS seminar, co-hosted with HRC.

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