Jan 15 2018

NRF 2018: Questions Arise at the Intersection of Ethics and Technology

As the world becomes increasingly connected digitally and new, what ethical questions should society ask itself about technology use? What's OK? What is not? At the MIT Media Lab, the Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi leads an ethics initiative that aims to bring some of those questions to the fore during tech design and development.

Watch and read more stories from NRF 2018 here


    Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi, Director, Ethics Initiative, MIT Media Lab

    Vanessa Jo Roberts, Editorial Director, BizTech

Video Highlights

  • The rise of technology such as artificial intelligence and others that can be used to link personally identifiable information raises questions about how to fairly and ethically use those tools.
  • In retail, that might require balancing business and marketing uses against potential inappropriate or manipulative uses of technology.
  • "We're at an interesting juncture, where we have the capability to know all this information about users. Let's put it to more wholesome use."