“Finding the right balance between respecting people’s privacy, but also potentially using the power of technology to truly help people get better training and ultimately have a more delightful experience at work is a very typical example. And this is not science fiction. It’s right here, right now.”
– Florin Rotar, Avanade
As the world, and in particular the workplace, employs more and more artificial intelligence (AI), digital ethics is no longer a nice-to-have but an essential. In 2019, digital ethics was listed as one of the top ten strategic trends by Gartner. From GPS and cameras in the office to behavioural analytics and algorithms, finding the balance between optimizing employees’ potential and respecting their privacy is crucial.
Joining Paul on the podcast this week are three heavyweight minds who specialize in this area: David Oskandy, Former Global Counsel at Avanade; Florin Rotar, Global Modern Workplace Lead at Avanade and co-author of “We, The People: Human Purpose in a Digital Age – A guide to digital ethics for individuals, organizations and robots”; and Josh Simons, graduate fellow at Harvard and author of (soon to be published) “AI vs. Democracy: How citizens can rule machines”.
Follow the conversation as they discuss the connection between morality and power; how technology shapes politics and vice versa; establishing digital workplace principles; oh… and Mary Poppins!
Show notes, links and resources for this episode:
What Mary Poppins can teach us about raising ethical robots, article by David Oskandy for the Financial Times
We, The People: Human Purpose in a Digital Age – A guide to digital ethics for individuals, organizations and robots, by Florin Rotar and Peter Temes
Sorry we missed you, film directed by Ken Loach