What is a tech ethicist?
David Polgar makes a fundamental distinction between how a tech ethicist views technology to how an engineer does. “They typically see a societal problem that they try to craft a solution to,” says Polgar. “Whereas, a tech ethicist sees the solution that was created, and finds the problems with that.”
Is ethical tech a growth area?
"I would not be surprised if it’s a major growing field in the next five years.”, says Polga.
He also says that one of the reasons big tech is (at least appearing) to take a more active interest in these issues, is partly because tech creators are becoming more thoughtful about their inventions and their legacies.
Is attention to the ethics of doing business becoming more important in your company, or does it even has a tech ethicist position already?
What is your opinion about ethics in technology? How do you take ethics into account? Would you like to be an ethicist?
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