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Industry 4.0: Ethical and Moral Predicaments

Posted July 31, 2019 in Business Agility & Software Engineering Excellence, Business Technology & Digital Transformation Strategies, Data Analytics & Digital Technologies Cutter Business Technology Journal
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Weiyu Wang and Keng Siau address the ethical and moral predicaments that Industry 4.0 creates. They discuss Industry 4.0 ethical and moral issues from the perspective of different business-oriented forces — stakeholders and business executives, employees, customers/clients, society — and different technical-oriented forces — designers and developers, users, intelligent agents. Their framework in Industry 4.0 considers ethical issues related to data and ethical issues related to systems, technology products, and services. Their discussion will enable business executives and technical designers/developers to have a better understanding and appreciation of the ethical and moral challenges in Industry 4.0.

About The Author
Weiyu Wang
Weiyu Wang holds a master of science degree in information science and technology and an MBA from the Missouri University of Science and Technology. Her research focuses on the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on economy, society, and mental well-being. She is also interested in the governance, ethical, and trust issues related to AI. She can be reached at wwpmc@mst.edu.
Keng Siau
Keng Siau is Chair of the Department of Business and Information Technology at the Missouri University of Science and Technology. Previously, he was the Edwin J. Faulkner Chair Professor and Full Professor of Management at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), where he was Director of the UNL-IBM Global Innovation Hub. Dr. Siau also served as VP of Education for the Association for Information Systems. He is Editor-in-Chief of Journal of… Read More
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