13th April 2021, Kathmandu
Ethics and Morality in the Fourth Industrial Revolution: Rethinking Ethics, Values and Innovation in the Digital Age
The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) is fundamentally changing the world, and technological advances such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and digitization are increasingly affecting how people live, work, communicate, learn and play.
Values and ethics are not esoteric, relative, or fuzzy: they’re practical, accessible, and essential. Technologies embody the ethical frameworks and the values of the societies that create them, and as they continue to inform the administrative foundation of governments, shape societies, and affect the health and wellbeing of millions, understanding the relationship between technology and values becomes ever more vital.
The purpose of this paper is to encourage leaders to adopt practical skills for working with values and ethics and integrating them into a broader view of technological development.