New technology is changing the way we live and work so quickly that it is easy to overlook the social and ethical implications of each new development. […]
So a two-year research project to identify emerging information and communication technologies (ICT) and assess any associated ethical pitfalls could be seen as a timely initiative. The Ethical Issues of Emerging ICT Applications (ETICA) project, led by Leicesterâ€™s De Montfort University, seeks to minimise the risks associated with technologies likely to enter common use over the next 10 to 15 years. […]
Some of the technologies being considered by the ETICA team are already fairly left-field, such as ambient intelligence and emotional computing.
An EU-wide study of emerging technologies led by Leicesterâ€™s De Montfort University aims to alert policy makers to any potential social and ethical problems