Making Ethics Considerations a Required Part of System Development

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Making Ethics Considerations a Required Part of System Development

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Posted June 2, 2016 in Agile Product Management & Software Engineering Excellence, Business Technology & Digital Transformation Strategies Cutter Business Technology Journal
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A conversation is taking shape about the role of ethics in software projects, all the way from the algorithms that implement those projects to the projects themselves. Interest is especially focused on auton­o­mous vehicles, the cyber espionage and cyber warfare fields, and many consumer products such as the Web and video authoring tools that have played essential roles in new media and publishing projects — as well as terrorism and child pornography. Note that “software projects” and “system development” are used in a very broad way to encompass apps on mobile devices, complex systems running across an elaborate network of hosts, and websites and Web apps of all types and sizes.