The dark side of algorithms
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A public commission dedicated to digital ethics.
Since 2009, the major French players in digital research and innovation have been grouped together within Allistene (Alliance des sciences et technologies du numérique). In 2012, this alliance decided to set up a commission for reflection on the ethics of research in digital sciences and technologies: the Cerna. On the basis of multidisciplinary work, bringing together expertise and contributions from all digital stakeholders at both national and international levels, the Cerna questions the digital world on its ethical aspects. By taking as objects of study themes as varied as the environment, health, robotics or nanotechnologies, it aims to raise awareness and enlighten technology designers on ethical issues. Its reports can be downloaded at his website.