ethics

Coming out of confinement: will we give up democratic mobilisation?

On Tuesday, the Prime Minister will present the framework for the government's plan to break out of containment. It would be neither understandable nor acceptable that the field expertise gained from the Covid-19 test should not be considered an indispensable resource in the argumentation of post-containment policy decisions. No tangible signs, beyond

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consumption

Are ethics and consumption compatible?

Consommer est, par définition, un acte égoïste, par lequel l’on satisfait ses besoins – et désirs – personnels. Est-il possible de concilier consommation et éthique ? Quelques pistes de réflexion. « Je consomme, donc je suis » La consommation fait partie des mécanismes qui permettent aux individus de se distinguer, en particulier à

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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde...

AI, for better or worse?

Not a day goes by without Artificial Intelligence making headlines. We are proud of its prowess but at the same time we fear it, we promote it, but we are also worried about its progress, which could be devastating. This week, two contradictory pieces of information complete the news

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ethics and algorithms

Ethics, the great oblivion of algorithms?

From morning to night, we are confronted with algorithms. But this exposure is not without danger. Their influence on our political opinions, our moods or our choices is proven. Far from being neutral, algorithms make the value judgements of their developers, and subject us to them.

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Technological bubbles

Why do innovations bubble?

Technological innovations are always full of promise: they will change the world, they are often "disruptive", they will defeat hunger and poverty and lead us into old age, in full health, they will, thanks to nanomachines and other robots, ease our pain at work... Their prowess and

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germ genetics

Americans give green light to genetic editing of the human embryo

On craignait cette information : que des scientifiques, profitant des avancées spectaculaires de l’édition génétique permise notamment grâce à CRISPR, ne se mettent à vouloir apporter des changements génétiques aux embryons humains. Et que ces changements soient ensuite transmis aux générations suivantes. C’est chose faite.   L’intervention génétique sur l’embryon humain

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artificial intelligence

Artificial intelligence: the complex question of ethics

Avec le développement des intelligences artificielles se posent de nombreuses questions sociétales. En particulier, comment définir une éthique de ce domaine ? Armen Khatchatourov, philosophe à Télécom École de Management et membre de la Chaire « Valeurs et politiques des informations personnelles » de l’IMT, observe et analyse avec attention

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