The ethical challenges created by a new digital technology need to be considered at the earliest stages of the development process.
The advance of digital technologies — from artificial intelligence to ingestible sensors — creates various ethical challenges, which need to be considered by all stakeholders, including the scientists and engineers involved in their development. This Collection explores some of the ethical challenges posed by the advance of digital technology.
Ethical codes, ethics committees, and respect for autonomy have been key to the development of medical ethics — elements that digital ethics would be advised to emulate.
Europe’s data protection laws must evolve to guard against pervasive inferential analytics in nascent digital technologies such as edge computing.
A new generation of ethical standards in robotics and artificial intelligence is emerging as a direct response to a growing awareness of the ethical, legal and societal impacts of the fields. But what exactly are these ethical standards and how do they differ from conventional standards?
This Perspective examines key ethical challenges of ingestible electronic sensors, which are related to patients, physicians, and society more generally, and provides a comparative analysis of legal regulation of the sensors in the US and Europe.