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Posts from Date:   2016-9

Can you abuse technology? It certaintly works the other way around!

by Frank Buytendijk  |  September 26, 2016

About 10-50% of interactions with Siri and other smart assistants is abusive in nature, I recently read. A peculiar spread of percentages, but it got me thinking. Are there ethical objections to using offensive language, to verbally abusing digital technology? One would say there are none. You can’t really offend technology, so it doesn’t matter. […]

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What’s the business case for digital ethics?

by Frank Buytendijk  |  September 2, 2016

“Ethics are an interesting discussion to have sitting at the fire place, but in the end we have a business to run, and need to make money”. It seems hard to make the business case for good behavior. The die hard amoral capitalist would even see it the other way around. It pays to not […]

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Digital Ethics

by Frank Buytendijk  |  September 2, 2016

With the best of intentions I am finally starting my blog. On digital ethics, the relationship between people and technology, and more philosophical matters. Don’t worry! It won’t be airy-fairy. It won’t be pie-in-the-sky. It will be practical and current. Ok, with the occasional reference to a dead Greek. Practical and current. Because everytime when […]

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